PLEASE SEE FULL ITEM DESCRIPTION FOR DETAILS AND PHOTOS 1936 Packard 1401 Victoria Coupe. 1 of 4 known. SHOW RESTORATION. See VIDEO. 1936 Packard 1401 Victoria Coupe. 1 of 4 known. SHOW RESTORATION. See VIDEO. Click image to enlarge
Description 1936 Packard 1401 5-Passenger Victoria Coupe
Sold new at Bush-Morgan Packard in Pasadena, California on July 25, 1936, this car received a full 10-year restoration to concours show quality level that was completed in 2012. The restoration was comprehensive and spared no expense to bring this car back to correct showroom condition.
All worn body wood was replaced with hand-formed Ash hardwood. The body panels were hand fit and finished with Dupont ChromaOne single-stage acrylic urethane paint in correct 1936 Packard Blue. The paint is beautiful with a deep, hand-rubbed shine and Tuscan Red pinstriping. All trim was re-plated to show quality.
The interior upholstery is specially-imported English wool in correct pattern and stitching. Simply gorgeous. All interior trim was re-plated and garnish moldings and dashboard correctly wood grained and lacquered to a high gloss. Instruments and gauges were all re-built and the faces restored. Optioned with a correct Packard heater.
Mechanically, this car is a standout. The original 320 cubic inch straight eight was fully rebuilt by Ed Edwards of Seattle, along with the transmission and differential, which is set-up with high-speed gears. The engine runs whisper-quiet. The Bijur one-shot lubrication system and Packard Ride Control adjustable shock absorbers have been fully rebuilt and work perfectly. An electric fuel pump has been added for easy starting after periods of sitting. I have personally driven this car and it is a pleasure around town and on the freeway, easily keeping up with modern traffic. The fully rebuilt, 4-wheel mechanical brakes stop the car smooth and straight and would make you believe they are modern hydraulics; but they are indeed all-original Packard.
The car rides on a 134 wheelbase and features dual sidemounted spare tires, trunk rack and bail-and-feather radiator cap ornament. The clean, flowing lines of the car stand out and highlight this very rare body style.
On its first (and only) showing, this car received First Place in Class at the Forest Grove Concours d'Elegance, one of the top shows on the west coast. Since restoration it has only been driven a total of approximately 1200 miles. It is today in top condition, ready for the show circuit where it will no doubt garner more top awards. If you choose to tour the car, it is an ideal Packard. With space for four people and plenty of luggage. It is recognized by the Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) as a Full Classic™ and is eligible for all of their tours, shows and events. Of course this car would also be welcome for showing and touring with the Packard Club.
Well over $100,000 has been invested in this car to bring it to the level you see. If you are looking for what is arguably the finest restoration of one of the rarest Packard Senior body styles produced, this is it. Only four examples of the 1401 Victoria Coupe are known to exist today. It could not be duplicated to this level for the reserve asking price. Please bid accordingly.
WE WILL HAPPILY SELL TO BIDDERS, WORLDWIDE.
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Payment We gladly sell to buyers WORLDWIDE. Winning bidder please contact us within 24 hours of auction close. A deposit of $2000 is due via PayPal at that time. Vehicle deposits are non-refundable, per PayPal and policy. Balance due in certified U.S. funds via bank wire transfer within 7 days of auction close. We do not accept overseas bank drafts or cashier's checks. Vehicle has a clear title and is being sold by the owner, with our assistance. Please call David at 503-309-7729 between 9am and 9pm Pacific Time with any questions. Thank you. Shipping Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer and not included in the auction price. Vehicle must be picked up within 14 days of payment, unless other arrangements have been made. Note that vehicle will be shipping from the Portland, Oregon area (Northwest coast of the U.S. between Seattle and San Francisco) with easy access to interstate highways (I-5: north-south, and I-84 east). We will gladly assist your carrier with loading. Terms of Sale Please ask all questions before bidding. Your personal inspection is invited before the close of the auction. Only you know if the vehicle is right for you. All descriptions are based upon information provided by the seller and our own personal inspection of the vehicle. Obviously, with any collector vehicle there are internal areas that cannot be inspected, but the description is based upon the seller's representations and our observation of the vehicle. For that reason, the vehicle in this listing is being sold as-is with no warranties of any kind expressed or implied. Mileage listed is that showing on the odometer and unless otherwise noted, cannot be verified due to the age of the vehicle. Mileage of vehicles over 10 years old is considered exempt by the State of Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles. By participating in this auction, the bidder agrees to these terms. About Us Charvet Classic Cars assists sellers (all of whom are my personal friends) to find new appreciative homes for their special vehicles. I personally inspect each vehicle. I take the photographs and videos personally. It allows me to represent the vehicle accurately and answer any questions you may have about it. I have been an seller with 100% positive feedback since 1998, and involved with classic cars for many years. I like these cars as much as you do! If you e-mail or call with questions, you will receive my personal attention and knowledge to help you make an informed decision. State of Oregon Dealer #DA4114. Licensed. Bonded. Insured. Thank you - David Charvet
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|“Comprehensive and correct show-quality restoration of a very rare model.” |
| Year: || 1936 || VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): || 917-211 |
| Mileage: || 96200 || Number of Cylinders: || 8 |
| Make: || Packard || Transmission: || Manual |
| Model: || Model 1401 || Body Type: || Coupe |
| Trim: || Victoria Coupe. 1 of 4 known. SHOW RESTORATION. || Warranty: || Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty |
| Engine: || 320 c.i. straight eight || Vehicle Title: || Clear |
| Drive Type: || RWD || Fuel Type: || Gasoline |
| For Sale By: || Dealer || Sub Model: || 1401 Victoria Coupe. 1 of 4 known.SHOW RESTORATION |
| Disability Equipped: || No || Exterior Color: || Blue |
| Drive Side: || Left-hand drive || Interior Color: || Blue |