PACKARD Touring "Straight Eight 143" 7 passenger

Price: US $76,000.00 Item location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Make: Packard
  • Model: Single Eight
  • SubModel: 7 passenger Touring
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: 7 passenger
  • Year: 1924
  • Mileage: 150000
  • VIN: 205372
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: 84 hp
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Reconstructed
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1924 Packard Single Eight 7 passenger

In the year 1924, my family's 143 was bought by a Danish-American (Isac Heymann) who had made a fortune in The United States. Along with the Packard, he bought a Cadillac, and with both cars he returned to Denmark at the end of 1924, where he intended to settle down. However, he had not considered that the Danish tax authorities would want to have a substantial part in hisquickly earned fortune.

In the winter of 1927, he was killed in a car accident (not with the Packard but with the Cadillac). The surviving heirs had no interest in the near-new Packard, which later on was sold to a man by the name of Holger Thiel, who for some unknown reason failed to register it before the 2nd World War. Holger Thiel placed his new acquisition in a garage, not knowing if he would keep it but could not dispose of it either. In 1956, the Packard was canceled and put in a barn. Thiel had become seriously ill (sclerosis) and put it for sale. Georg Christiansen bought it and put hours and hours in the restoration of the car in the beginning of the 1960's. The ideology was clear: the restoration should be as original as possible. Over the years, The Christiansen family has had many great holiday trips in this car as it has been a very reliable vehichle. There is also a lot of space in it. After a happy summer 2004, with great trips in Denmark and Sweden, it was put on stilts where it has remained until now.The payment will be in Danish kroner,76000 dollars= 495000,- Danish kroner. Check also on German website