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A Custom Dietrich Body Sets This Rare, Art Deco-Inspired Packard Apart

The Packard Motor Car Company, known for quality, innovative engineering, and advanced styling, introduced the Ninth Series Packards in December 1931.

At the top of the Ninth Series lineup was the Dietrich Individual Custom line. Built lavishly and in small numbers, they were set apart by their now legendary dual-pane, V-windshields and are considered to be the masterpieces of Dietrich Inc.

This particular 1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe is one of only two surviving vehicles carrying the Dietrich body design number 2068, built to the specifications of the Deluxe Eight.

1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection

Style

The car’s body was designed with an elegant, Art Deco-inspired style, featuring a long hood and sweeping fenders. The interior was also luxurious, with high-quality materials and advanced features for its time, including a radio and heater.

And Power

This car is powered by a 385 cubic inch straight-eight engine that produced 135 horsepower, making it one of the most powerful cars of its time. The engine was paired with a three-speed synchromesh manual transmission.

Exterior Details

1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection

1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe Specs:

  • 385 cubic inch, inline eight-cylinder engine
  • 135 hp
  • Three-speed synchromesh manual gearbox
  • Detroit Lubricator updraft carburetor
  • Four-wheel mechanical drum brakes
  • Solid axle front suspension with semi-elliptical leaf springs
  • Rear live axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs
  • Body design number 2068

Interior Details

1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection
1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe - The JBS Collection