Every automobile in The JBS Collection is a treasure. Whether for elegant design features or the loving care that went into the restoration process, each of our vehicles is special.
However, some of them are extra special.
The JBS Collection is the proud home of many automobiles that are either one of a kind or exceedingly rare. Each one has a story. Read on.
2021 Rolls-Royce Phantom
The custom 2021 Rolls-Royce Phantom Bespoke Koa Wood Extended truly stands alone. A private commission, this car has many features that reflect the collaboration between Rolls-Royce and The JBS Collection founder, Jack Boyd Smith, Jr.
One of the enchanting features of the vehicle sparkles above the occupant’s head. The handcrafted headliner with 1,420 fiber-optic lights reveals the constellations above Cleveland, Ohio, on June 27, 1958 – Jack’s birthday. Occasionally, a shooting star streaks across the headliner sky, reflecting the stellar activity on that birthday night.
To match a family-heirloom Koa wood rocking chair, Jack selected naturally harvested Koa from a private collection in Hawaii for this project. The choice required much patience: it took three years for the perfect specimen to become available!
The paint on this Phantom Extended is almost as unique as the wood of the interior. Rolls-Royce worked with Jack to match the color perfectly to “Packard Blue.” Precision matching required a loan of a fender from Jack’s 1934 Packard Twelve Coupe.
1923 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
Our 1923 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is pretty special, too. It’s one of just two known to sport the dual-cowl and dual-windshield options on the already eye-catching Pall Mall coachwork.
1928 Hudson Model O
Hooray for Hudson!
Collectors near and far know all about these two Hudsons, and with good reason: You won’t find cars exactly like them anywhere else.
Each of the world’s remaining Model O Convertible Sedans with Walter M. Murphy Company bodies possess unique traits. Our 1928 Hudson Model O Convertible Sedan, for example, is the only one known to have a three-piece hood with completely removable side panels and a fixed top.
1928 Hudson Series O
Our sleek and elegant 1928 Hudson Series O Town Car was believed to be the most expensive Hudson ever produced in its day. It also features “one-off” custom coachwork by the Walter M. Murphy Company, making it doubly unique.
1933 Packard Twelve Coupe
The Priceless Packard
Packard only manufactured five 1933 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadsters. Two remain in the world. This precious vehicle is one of them…and it’s not for sale at any price.
At Pebble Beach, a potential buyer approached Jack about selling this car. The buyer knew what he was looking at and the car’s rarity and said, “I’ll give you a blank check. You fill it out, and if I’m in agreement, I’ll sign in and you mail me the title.” Jack replied, “It’s not about the money.”
1935 Packard Sport Phaeton
Several other Packards of distinction have a home in The JBS Collection, too. Among them is our 1935 Packard 1201 Dual-Cowl Sport Phaeton, the only one the automaker ever produced. Packard historians long believed that the automaker didn’t build any sport phaetons on the 1201 Eight chassis for the 1935 model year. They were wrong, and this Packard is the proof.
1934 Packard Twelve Coupe
The 1934 12-cylinder Eleventh Series is arguably the most sought-after of all the Packard Coupe Roadsters. Of the entire legendary run of 1930s Coupe Roadsters, there are only about 20 originals thought to still be around. Our 1934 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadster is one of them.
1936 Packard Twelve 1407
Behold a star from the land of Hollywood! Charlie Chaplin once owned our 1936 Packard Twelve 1407 All-Weather Cabriolet, which also appeared in The Godfather: Part III. This Cabriolet is a rare find, indeed: Only two of these automobiles still exist.
1934 Packard Twelve 1107
Our 1934 Packard Twelve Series 1107 Victoria is a unique piece of automotive history. With a LeBaron body and the only Dietrich custom interior we have seen, this car is a work of art and one of the prized pieces in The JBS Collection. Today, fewer than 10 Packard 1107 Convertible Victorias are still around.
1933 Auburn Salon Brougham
The One and Only Auburn(s)
Not long before going out of business, Auburn produced two one-of-a-kind cars. Our 1933 Auburn Salon Brougham is the only known eight-cylinder Salon Brougham still in existence.
1934 Auburn 1250 Salon Cabriolet
Our 1934 Auburn 1250 Salon Cabriolet is one of only four made that year. The other three models had a side-mounted spare, our vehicle was the only one with a rear-mounted spare.
1906 Studebaker Model G
Studebaker was once a titan of the auto industry, and its 1906 Model G roared onto the scene as the company’s flagship vehicle. The Studebaker Model G in The JBS Collection has the distinction of being the oldest existing four-cylinder Studebaker.
2018 Bentley Supersports
One Beautiful Bentley
Our 2018 Bentley Supersports is a singular sensation. It’s the last 2018 Bentley Continental produced globally, a fact confirmed by Bentley Motors. This rare gem also includes features unique to the vehicle or designed exclusively for The JBS Collection. As one such customized feature, Bentley added personalized carbon fiber tread plates that read “Laura & Jack Boyd Smith, Jr.”
Over the years, too many remarkable automobiles have been neglected, abandoned, or simply forgotten. Remnants of an industry’s vibrant history are no more. Here at The JBS Collection, we preserve that past with the respect it deserves. It’s not a job – it’s a labor of love.