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Packard : Twelve Frame Off Restored CCCA Senior 1 of 69 Packard Twelve 473 V12 3 Speed Manual

Packard : Twelve Frame Off Restored CCCA Senior 1 of 69 Packard Twelve 473 V12 3 Speed Manual


Charlotte, North Carolina

Year 1937

Make Packard

Model Twelve

Category -

Mileage 32721

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[email protected] 5527 Lakeview Road, Charlotte, NC, 28269, US 1937 Packard Twelve Frame Off Restored CCCA Senior 1 of 69 Packard Twelve 473 V12 3 Speed Manual Year: 1937 Type of vehicle title: Clear Primary color: Blue Mileage: 32721 Transmission type: 3 Speed Manual Engine: 473 cu in L-head V12 Interior color: Tan Vehicle Info SUMMARY1 of 1,300 1937 Packard Twelves producedBelieved to be 1 of 69 1937 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadsters produced473 cubic inch L-head V123-speed synchromesh manual transmissionAwarded CCCA Senior Premier statusAwarded AACA National First PrizeCompleted a 900-mile CCCA CARavanSale includes restoration receipts16-inch steel wheelsHydraulic drum brakes For almost 60 years Packard was the standard by which many Americans defined the very best. And in the 1930s, when the marque was tops in the luxury car market, elegant offerings like this magnificent Twelve rightfully earned the tagline 'Boss of the Road'. As smooth now as it was over seven decades ago, this defiantly massive convertible is the absolute pinnacle of pre-war automotive luxury. Enjoyed by only three owners, the car is a known, authentic example of one of the most desirable Classic Era Packards on the planet. As one of only 1,300 1937 Twelves produced, it has been awarded a National First Prize from the AACA and First Senior honors from the CCCA. And presently, it sits as a well-documented, professionally restored cruiser that's an elegant representation of some of America's best history! BODYWORK/TRIM The 15th Series was a conservatively elegant automobile that gave credibility to Packard marketeers' claims of products "as modem as an architectural design by Frank Lloyd Wright". Despite the same finely tailored lines and top-notch appointments, the brand's transition to more streamlined styling would be increasingly evident throughout the decade. But, at its core, the Twelve remained a Classic Era Packard, featuring a towering radiator shell, bullet-shaped headlights, a trademark chrome grille, flowing, skirted fenders, and a familiar 'Cormorant' hood ornament. ENGINE/DRIVETRAIN In the age of 16-cylinder luxury, the Twelve was one of the fastest cars you could buy for anything less than Duesenberg money. That said; the higher-powered offerings from Cadillac, Marmon and Pierce-Arrow could probably nip a Packard Twelve in a close race. But a modified mill like this roadster's 473 cubic inch L-head V12 certainly wasn't something to readily bet against. For 1937, the Twelve's running gear underwent the most radical redesign in its history. The car's traditional 3-speed synchromesh transmission was augmented with an independent front suspension, marketed as "Safe-T-Flex", a proven hydraulic brake system and steel disk wheels. This resulted in 15th Series Packards, most prominently the top-of-the-line 12-cylinder models, being widely regarded as some of the most driver-friendly cars of the Classic Era; with the smooth, effortless engineering of vacuum-boosted brakes and a vacuum-boosted clutch being particularly well-suited to modern roads. As such, the most desirable open body styles are only rarely offered for sale. HISTORY The Coupe Roadster pictured here is a known, authentic and exclusive classic that's believed to be 1 of only 69 builds. The car still has its original firewall tag. Its history is known all the way back to the 1950s. And, for over half a century, this drop-top was the prized possession of well-known Southern California enthusiast Bob Hance, who regularly displayed it at CCCA activities and Golden State Concours d'Elegance. In 2001, when Mr. Hance decided to sell his 2-owner gem, a ground-up, professional restoration was well documented via photographs and receipts. Naturally, that restoration involved impeccable attention to detail, featuring items such as correct pinstripe patterning, a correct leather interior, correct wool carpet and a correctly detailed engine bay. And the car wears many factory accessories including: a heater, a trunk rack, a correct 30-gallon fuel gauge indicator, a factory-installed AM radio that's wired to an under-car antenna and chrome wheel covers that are complete with Packard cloisonne emblems. Since that restoration the car has seen quite a few significant milestones, achieving CCCA Senior Premier status, being recorded as a 2009 AACA National First Prize winner and completing a 900-mile CCCA CARavan. OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATIONAn original dealer brochureCopies of vintage marketing photosA breakdown of 1937 Packard color combinations1937 Packard color chipsA Data BookA Service Parts ListAn Accessory Merchandising ManualAn Owner's ManualA copy of the car's 1959 registrationA book of restoration photosStacks of restoration receiptsA handwritten list of the 69 Twelve Coupe Roadsters believed to exist.A short article documenting the car's appearance at the 2007 Forest Grove Concours Exotic and stately, this Twelve is an ultimate Packard from the greatest era. From its excellent restoration to its stellar history, the car is equally at home both in the museum and on the road. And, just as it was 78 years ago, the car is an ideal automobile for showing and happily driving. About This Auction Please note that all sales are binding and final. Our cars are sold "as-is" with no warranty expressed or implied. Please carefully read the terms & conditions of the sale before bidding. Winning this auction does not entitle you to come inspect the car and decide if you want to buy it, but obligates you to complete the purchase! A $1000.00 deposit via PayPal is due within 24 hours of the auction close... NO EXCEPTIONS. If you have ZERO feedback on eBay, please call or email us to request our authority to bid on our vehicles. We do not release our reserve prices, so please don't ask! If you see a car you like, don't wait! Call us! When you see it disappear from eBay, it means that it was sold by other means. Because we advertise heavily in other mediums, we reserve the right to cancel any eBay listing at any time. If you would like to make a sales visit or arrange an inspection, we would be happy to schedule a personal appointment with either yourself or your representative. To do so, contact Donald Bernard at (704)413-4665. Donald's email address is: [email protected]. For those of you who need to fly in, we can provide transportation to and from Charlotte Douglas International Airport. We can also recommend accommodations within a short distance of our facility. About RK Motors Charlotte Hot Rod magazine named RK Motors Charlotte the #1 destination out of 57 possible places to visit across the United States. Destinations selected included car museums, driving schools, dragstrips, best drives and more. We are honored to have been the only classic car dealer selected. If you ever find yourself in Charlotte, NC give us a call. Our showroom is open by appointment only. Our 80,000 sq. ft. retail showrooms are located in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina. We usually have over 300 incredible cars on display, and there's always something new. Feel free to make an appointment, stop in and meet our staff. Each and every one of our employees is an absolute car nut- we do this because we love cars! Check out the feedback on our website from other customers who have purchased cars from us in the past. We pride ourselves on describing our cars accurately, and our cars even look better in person than in the pictures! We look forward to seeing you soon. Every car that you see for sale is in our physical possession and located at our main facility, 5527 Lakeview Road, Charlotte, NC 28269. For sales and general information, call us at: (704)413-4665. Our Service Programs Under our innovative Seal of Approval Exit Service buying program, RK Motors Charlotte customers who pay full retail price for a vehicle, receive a comprehensive, multi-point vehicle Exit Service, carried out by our experienced ASE Certified Master Mechanics at the RKM Performance Center. Customers who purchase cars from RK Motors for less than full retail price, or customers who purchase a car and are trading in a vehicle, will receive our Basic Safety Check, performed by our certified and experienced ASE mechanics, prior to delivery of their car. Learn more about the key attributes of Our Service Programs. If you have any questions regarding our service programs, please contact a member of our sales team at (704)413-4665. For international buyers, please note that we've shipped cars to collectors and classic car fans worldwide for years. We can provide you with a firm quote for transport to any shipping port in the world in a sealed container and handle the process for you from start to finish. Our domestic and international ground transport solutions are enclosed only. If you wish to use an open carrier, you will need to arrange that. Our Transportation Manager, Gregory Smith, stands ready to help you with your transport & shipping needs. He can be reached at: [email protected]. About the RK Motors Performance Center Regardless if your vehicle is going through our Seal of Approval Exit Service, Basic Safety Check, routine maintenance or a full custom built to your exact specifications, the RKM Performance Center has the knowledge, experience and resources to fulfill your automotive needs. In the world of electronic fuel injection and computer diagnostics, even late model dealerships look a little uncomfortable working on pre-OBD1 cars. There are many independent mechanics and shops that may be able to help, but putting your prized classic in the hands of a stranger is a leap of faith at best. This is exactly why we created the RKM Performance Center. Being proud members of SEMA, ARMO, HRIA and the North Carolina Motorsports Association, the RKM Performance Center is a nationally recognized shop; best known for high level OEM restorations and custom builds. Comprised of ASE certified mechanics, including several Master Technicians, you can feel confident that your car is in capable hands. As fellow enthusiasts, they are passionate about cars and will treat yours with the respect it deserves. Tony Klein Consignment Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte, NC, 28269 Phone: 704-413-4665 Fax: 704-596-5980 [email protected] Gerry Notara Vice Presidentof Operations 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte, NC, 28269 Phone: 704-413-4665 Fax: 704-596-5980 [email protected] Donald Berard Sales Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte, NC, 28269 Phone: 704-413-4665 Fax: 704-596-5980 [email protected] Gregory Smith Transport Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte, NC 28269 Phone: 704-413-4665 Fax: 704-596-5980 [email protected] Showroom 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte, NC 28269 704.413.4665 [email protected]