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1938 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria
Berkshire Green 1:43

1938 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria 1:43
 
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©2011 Automodello
  • Year: 1938
  • Exterior Color: Berkshire Green
  • Marque: Packard
  • Scale: 1:43
  • Manufacturer: Automodello
  • Dream Disengaged Availability: Sold-Out
  • Feature: Removable convertible top and tonneau cover. Official Model for 46th Packard Automobile Classics meet
  • Official Release Date: November 9th 2011

In 1899, James Ward Packard, a young mechanical engineer from Warren, Ohio, purchased a new horseless carriage from the Winton Automobile Co. Exasperated by the unreliability of his new vehicle, he voiced that sentiment to Alexander Winton, himself. Winton retorted, in contempt, that if Mr. Packard could do better then he should build his own vehicle! He did and the iconic Packard Motor Car Company was born. When Mr. Packard was asked for literature describing his mechanical creation, he replied that he had none to offer but quipped "Ask the Man Who Owns One", this slogan would last Packard to the end of its 59-year history.

The zenith of the Packard legend came with the introduction of the new Twin-Six in 1932. This new engine coupled with dramatic coachwork made the Packard the darling of the rich and famous including owners President Franklin Roosevelt, Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, Gary Cooper, and Jean Harlow. By mid decade, the Twin-Six, now renamed "The Twelve", was the benchmark whereby all other marques were judged; becoming the American counterpart of Rolls-Royce. The 16th Series, introduced for 1938, melded a shorter chassis to the large Senior bodies and the result was a livelier Twelve of 473 CID and 175 strong, silent horsepower. The bodies featured new Vee'd windshields while the front fenders acquired a beautiful rounded, elegant appearance. The overall aesthetic of this Model 1607 Convertible Victoria commanded attention wherever it would appear....mostly in the driveways of Beverly Hills, Greenwich, and the Hamptons. Only eleven were built in 1938 making this Packard one of the most sought after of its kind.


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