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This attractive 1914 1-38 Packard will be offered next weekend at the Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction. It was a continuation of the 1912-1913 First Series 38 model and body styles ranged from a Runabout on a 115″ chassis to a seven-passenger Limousine on a longer 138″ wheelbase. This example is one of the more desirable and attractive of all, the sporty five-passenger touring car, which Packard named the Phaeton.
- Previously owned by both the Richard Paine and Matt Browning Collections.
- Extremely Rare Early Open Packard.
- One of Nine Remaining in Existence.
- A High-Quality Restoration of a Matching-Numbers Example.
- Pebble Beach Concours Award Winner.
- A Well-Known and Highly Regarded Nickel Era Packard.
- 415 CID L-Head Inline 6-Cylinder 60 h.p. Engine.
- Packard Carburetor with Acetylene Primer for starting.
- 2-Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes.
- I-Beam Straight Front Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Spring.
- Live Tubular Rear Axle-Transmission with Three-Quarter Elliptical Leaf Springs.
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Just the other day we did a post showing this 1932 Packard Twelve Coupé Sportive by Fernandez & Darrin, along with the Greta Garbo Duesenberg. Readers Robbie Marenzi and Randy Ema were the first to be able to identify the coachbuilder and Dave Mitchell was nice enough to send us two more photos of this exquisite creation and the name of M. Bendahan, who may have been the first owner.
With this pair of photos further details come to light on this French creation; A set of the large-sized Woodlites used as driving lights, the full details of the applied bright trim work on the front fenders and belt-line, and the solenoid-actuated trafficators, inserted into the pillar just behind the door.
The concours entry number seen in the windshield (below) is different than in the earlier photos, which tells us this may have been at a different event. Can any of our readers tell us more about this Packard and if by any chance it has survived?
Billed as a “lightweight express Service Car at the local Packard Service Station” in the Hartford Courant newspaper where this photo first appeared, what we have here is very nicely done conversion that most likely first left the Packard works as a roadster, probably in 1924 or later. In those days, it was not unusual for an automobile agency to resurrect an older model car that had been damaged in an accident and modify it in their own shops for use in this capacity. Often, they would build their own tow truck as well, before such vehicles were widely available for purchase from outside suppliers.
The quality of the work we’ve seen in photos of these in the past runs the gamut from very crude to high class, and this example definitely falls into that latter category. Clearly, the fine appearance that it presents was the reason it was chosen to pose front and center in this publicity shot and carry the flag for the dealership on the streets of Hartford. We invite you, our readers, to chime in with any more information you might have regarding the year and specific model that you think this Packard might have been. Photo courtesy of Jerry Lettieri.