Hershey | Lot 378

1936 Packard 120-B Convertible Coupe

$57,750 USD | Sold

United States | Hershey, Pennsylvania

11 October 2019

Chassis No.
  • Beautifully restored example
  • Attractive color scheme
  • Fresh leather interior

After helping to save the Depression-stricken Packard Motor Company from near oblivion during the previous year, the One Twenty series was upgraded in 1936 to 120-B specification. It continued to sell in record numbers. The 120-B was revealed in September 1935 with a larger 282-cubic-inch straight eight engine and other refinements, such as a new cellular radiator, accelerator linkage, shift mechanism, and coil springs. The new convertible sedan body was the most expensive at $1,395, compared to the standard business coupe at $990. Other available bodies included the sport coupe, touring coupe, sedan, touring sedan, and the type offered here, the convertible coupe with rumble seat.

The example offered here is a truly spectacular and highly desirable Packard. Offered in the highly desirable convertible coupe body style, it wears classic cream paint over a fresh dark tan leather interior. Fitted with the iconic 1930s “rumble seat,” the iconic “Goddess of Speed” radiator mascot, and optional clock, the car is a well-appointed and highly luxurious convertible. From the wide whitewall tires to the factory wheel covers to the fold-up luggage rack, this “Junior” Packard wears many of the classic details that made Packard a standout in the luxury car market.

Fine examples of any pre-war car are sure to bring countless smiles to the faces of those lucky enough to own them. When the car in question is a beautiful convertible Packard, those smiles are sure to multiply. This example is particularly beautiful, presented in highly attractive colors and fitted with a nice selection of optional equipment. It is an ideal choice for touring or showing with organizations such as the Antique Automobile Club of America or either of the recognized Packard clubs.

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