1939 Packard 1707 V-12 Convertible Victoria
Chassis number: B602372
One of 17 V-12 1707 Victoria Convertibles built in 1939!
2003 AACA National First, Senior and Premier Award Winner!
This 14th Victoria Convertible produced in 1939 was sold new on August 5th, 1939 for $5,232. The car is finished in a sparkling black with a matching high-quality convertible top and sits on a generous 134” wheelbase. The interior is done in red leather seating and door panels with burl walnut woodgrain on the instrument panel and door tops to provide a luxurious look. Equipment includes desirable options, among them the $240 column shifter, covered dual side mounted spare wheels, Trippe lights, front optional bumper guards, side mirrors and a radio mounted on the firewall with a push-button dashboard-mounted dial. The radio antenna is a functioning part of an extremely special hood ornament that generates even more rarity for this already rare machine. The Cormorant mascot antenna is worth several thousands of dollars in today’s market, if one can be found. Mechanically, the Victoria Convertible is equipped with a synchromesh three-speed standard transmission and is easy to handle with Packard’s mechanical leverage in the steering system. The 473cid V-12 produces 175 horsepower with a stroke long enough to generate torque strong enough to propel the 5,570-pound car from a rolling start at 3 miles an hour to 30 in a brisk 8.5 seconds using only the high gear. This is the rarest of the V-12 Packards, last year and lowest number of production. Great history with factory original VIN tag from long time Packard owner and restorer. Multiple award winner including a Best of Show.