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1939 Packard Twelve 1708 Convertible Sedan


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The Packard Twelve is one of the most respected and desirable American pre-war classics. Built in two separate series, the earliest “Twin Six” models hail from 1916-1923, though it is the later cars that are seen as the most desirable. As the American luxury car makers battled for supremacy at the very top of the market, the twelve-cylinder Packard returned in 1932 to take on Cadillac’s headline-stealing V-16 and Lincoln’s V-12, among others. 1939 marked the final year for Packard V-12 production, with only 446 leaving the famous Detroit plant. The big, 67-degree V-12 displaced 473 cubic inches and produced a very healthy 175 horsepower, far superior to the Lincoln and just ten shy of Cadillac’s V-16. It is often said that the configuration and sublime smoothness of the Packard V-12 is what inspired Enzo Ferrari to use V-12s in his cars… while this anecdote may never be proven it is certainly believable once you experience the silken nature of the great Packard engine. For 1939, no fewer than fourteen body styles were offered in the factory catalog, and the chassis offered in two wheelbase lengths, the 1707 (134 inches) and the 1708 (139 inches). Vacuum assisted brakes and even a v


left-hand-drive 1939 packard twelve 1708 convertible silver leather metallic red-leather restored v12 red-interior

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2310 Chaffee Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63146, Missouri
United States

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