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Elegant 1938 1607 V12 Convertible Coupe Is Mellow In Yellow

By Tyler Heatley May 22, 2019
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By Tyler Heatley May 22, 2019
This opulent Packard features the marque's famed V12 engine

The Packard marque is responsible for some of the most luxurious and innovative cars of its era. These American classics are cherished by collectors, and the opportunity to buy significant models doesn’t come up all that often.

The Classic Car Club of America is offering what is said to be one of the American manufacturer’s finest creations in the form of a 1938 1607 V12 Convertible Coupe.

If you’re after something with a sense of grandeur, and aren’t shy about it, this Packard might be for you. Its description highlights that this car is finished in ‘Packard Yellow’ with plenty of chrome detailing to notify onlookers of its opulence. The stately appearance of this 1607 is further enhanced by its large convertible top, allowing for some affluent cruising in the summer months.

In addition to this cars vast interior, it also features a period rumble seat for carrying extra passengers in the rear. This was a popular option on many coupes and roadsters of the time.

Beneath the hood that stretches to the horizon is a magnificent V12 motor — something that Packard actually pioneered in an earlier model. This 473 Ci engine was designed to combat Cadillac’s range of high capacity units, outputting around 175-horsepower. A set of advanced hydraulic brakes ensured owners could bring this big beauty to a stop in a suitable manner.

1938 Packard 1607 V12 Convertible Coupe
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This Packard 1607 V12 Convertible Coupe has been well maintained by its current owner who has overseen a rebuild of the transmission and carburetor, given attention to the hydraulic brakes, recent valve work and new head gaskets, replaced water jackets, as well as servicing the fuel tank and distributor.

This Packard is said to be very reliable with it previously going on 1600-mile road trips and various tours without issue. High-speed 4:06 gears have even been installed for easier modern highway use.

The highly original car is currently located in Nevada, USA with an asking price of $170,000.

Source: Classic Car Club of America


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