The Charlie Thomas Collection | Lot 185
1936 Packard One Twenty Touring Sedan
$31,350 USD | Sold
| Grapevine, Texas
20 October 2012
120 hp, 282 cu. in. inline eight-cylinder engine, two-barrel carburetor, three-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, semi-elliptic rear leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 120 in.
This timeless design is the product of the ever-identifiable Packard Motor Car Company. The One Twenty is an important car in the marque’s history because it signified the first time that Packard entered into the highly competitive, mid-priced eight-cylinder car market, while also retaining the company’s reputation as a premier American luxury automobile. Finished in dark plum, this sedan was delivered new for Mountain Motors of Denver on May 2, 1936 and has enjoyed a well preserved life ever since. Very straight body panels show off the older restoration with minimal blemishes. The chrome and brightwork have held up well, complemented by period-correct wide whitewall Firestone tires, along with the dual side-mount spares and rear luggage rack. The grey fabric interior was restored a number of years ago. A factory radio and front amber accessory fog lamps dress up this majestic motor car. A great Packard for tours and shows, the One Twenty offers typical Packard luxury and elegance at a very attractive price point.