Only five 1933 Packard Twelve Coupes were manufactured. Two remain in the world. This is a priceless car.
At Pebble Beach, Jack Boyd Smith, Jr., was approached about selling this car. The potential buyer knew exactly 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 simply replied, “It’s not about the money.”
This Packard has won three awards since 2014, including Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2014 and 1st place at Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s in 2015. It also appeared in 2018 at the inaugural Concours d’Elegance at Copshaholm.
This model and year was the first run of Packard’s famed Twelve, which succeeded the Twin Six, and was the only year with the fold-out window design.
A Historic Design
This automobile is one of only two left in existence and one of only five ever made. The 1933 Packard Twelve Coupe was the first year the twelve- cylinder engines were produced.
Distinct Design Features
Packard used a fold-out window in the 1933 Twelve, the only year the company did so. It was also the sportiest of the closed cars in 1933 with an engine that produced 160 horsepower.
This particular automobile was originally sold in Los Angeles and was a life-long West Coast car before joining The JBS Collection.
1933 Packard Twelve Coupe Specs:
- 445.5 cubic inch, V12 engine
- 160 hp
- Three-speed Synchromesh manual transmission
- Single Stromberg EE-3 downdraft carburetor
- 142 inch-wheelbase
- Rare and highly sought-after Tenth Series Packard
- Life-long West Coast car sold new in Los Angeles
- CCCA Primary and Senior Award Winner