1939 Packard Twelve, 1708 Limousine, 83,691 Miles, Dark Blue & Gorgeous

Price: US $98,950.00 Item location: Bellevue, Washington, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Packard
  • Model: Twelve 1708
  • SubModel: Limousine
  • Type: Limousine
  • Trim: Limousine
  • Year: 1939
  • Mileage: 83,691
  • VIN: B602055A
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 473ci V12
  • Power options: --
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: --
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1939 Packard Twelve 1708 Limousine

This 1939 Packard Twelve 1708 Limousine is an absolutely breathtaking example of an exceedingly rare pre-war classic. Finished in Packard Dark Blue that's accentuated with gorgeous brightwork and boasting a fabulous Black/Gray Cloth Interior, this stunning Packard Limo is powered by a 473ci V12 engine producing a factory-rated 175-horsepower and backed by a 3-Speed Manual with Synchromesh 2nd/3rd gears. The engine features; Aluminum Heads, Aluminum Pistons, Forged Crank, and single 2bbl Downdraft Stromberg. 5,750lb Curb Weight. This Packard's options consist... of; Independent Front Suspension, Hydraulic Brakes, Dual Spare Tires, Dual Spare-Mounted Rear-View Mirrors, 16-Inch Steel Wheels with 'Packard Twelve' Covers, Dual 'Trippe Speedlight' Driving Lamps, Dual Turn Signals, Rear Suicide Doors, Leather Front Seat, Leather Front Door Panels, Cloth Rear Passenger Seat, Burled Walnut Interior Trim, Dual Glove Compartments, Rear Window Shades, and Glass Roll-Up Partition. Among the finest, this Packard runs & drives excellent and is certain to be the centerpiece of any collection. Drive it home and add it to yours today!The last owner purchased the Packard from Park Place Ltd 15 years ago and was locally maintained and kept in a climate controlled garage, prior ownership was also local, one of John Fluke's Collection who acquired the car in mid '90's from Jim & Sara DeCrevel in Napa Valley CA, The DeCrevel's purchase it from Tom Crook, a well known local (famous) Packard collector (Tom Crook Classic Cars), When Tom sold them the Packard he had said the original owner was William E. Boeing of Boeing Aircraft Company. Luxury was hard to come by in the 30's and the car market was getting tougher to stay afloat in. Packard was the gold standard for a while and built cars that exceeded expectations while surpassing the competition. The Packard Twelve Limousine was a sign of wealth in a time where there wasn't much wealth to be had. Only 448 were built in '39 and few remain today. The 1708 version of the Packard Twelve marked the end of such enormous luxury cars. The engine was nearly perfected by 1939 and it still runs great today.