1937 Packard Twelve Touring Sedan 1506 --
This is a beautiful and powerful 1937 Packard Twelve Model 1506 five passenger Touring Sedan that is an older restoration nice enough for concours but configured as a dependable touring car. The restoration of this Packard was completed in about 1999 with many more recent improvements made recently. It was a comprehensive restoration and is documented pretty well in a photograph album. It was bought in about 1974 at an auction in Palm Springs, CA. The car was mid-way through a restoration at that time. By about 1980, it was bought by Mr. Max Whitcomb. His father was the Seattle Packard Co. dealer in 1937, making him very fond of Packards, and 1937 models in particular. This is about the perfect combination of high point concours quality restoration, but the dependability and details set for touring. We love classics like this! This is ready for Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) CARavans or Packard club events and tours. The Champagne Rose metallic paint is in very nice condition and is complimented with a proper double burgundy coach stripe. The paint has a few very small chips which have nearly all been touched up. The body prep was excellent as it looks very nice today. The only area that could be improved are in the door jambs. The photo gallery shows where the body prep wasn't as thorough as the rest of the car. And the door sill plates should be replaced with the presently available reproductions. The chrome and stainless steel are all very nice to excellent, except one hub cap that is on one of the side mount tires shows some imperfections. The red leather interior is very nice and correctly done. The red carpet and door panels are all in very nice to excellent condition. The drivers seat shows a little wear, which we show in the photos, but it is from normal touring use. The wood graining finish on the dashboard and window surrounds is all in excellent condition. The venerable Packard 473 CI V-12 engine is in excellent condition and was fully rebuilt and more recently fully detailed for concours. The gear vendor overdrive unit was added in March of 2007. All mechanical functions of the car work well and the car breezed through our 40-point inspection. For touring, the car has turn signals added, four seat belts, an auxiliary electric fuel pump for priming, a battery cut-off switch and dual six volt Optima batteries run in parallel, and wide white walled radial tires for safety and performance. It also has Trippe lights up front and the famous Packard trunk rack in the rear. It is also equipped with the heater and Packard radio. For more details and information, call or text Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or email us at . The Packard Twelve is available for inspection at our Phoenix showroom.