One-Twenty 3 Speed Manual Station Wagon

1941 Packard One-Twenty --

Technical specifications of Packard One-Twenty 1941

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
Make: Packard
Model: One-Twenty
Type: Station Wagon
Trim: --
Year: 1941
Mileage: 36290
VIN: 14732016
Color: Burgundy
Engine size: 282ci L-Head Inline 8
Power options: --
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: --
Interior color: Burgundy
Options: --
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

Exceptionally rare opportunity! One of very few, factory production One-Twenty 8-cylinder Deluxe Station Wagons ever produced in 1941! Quite likely representing one of only a handful that remain in the world, especially in this level of exquisite condition! Only 36,000 original miles with one professional repaint since new! Remarkable Packard at every level! A must see! Packard Motor Car Company was known as the one of the finest American luxury automobile manufactures since their inception in 1899. As the market... influence changed the interest of buyer's decisions over the years, so did the Packard design team to meet new challenged to meet sales expectations. Packard would introduce an expensive Station Wagon model in 1937 as the Series 115C with an all-wood body built by either Cantrell of Huntington, NY or Hercules of Evansville, IN. Leading into 1941, Cantrell would be dropped leaving Hercules as the sole provider of the gorgeous, hand-built wooden station wagon bodies for Packard. These exclusive units would carry up to ever-enclosing involvement of World War II, with just 358 station wagons built in 1941, and none in 1942. Packard offered the station wagon in the One-Ten and One-Twenty platforms in Standard & Deluxe trim, on a 122" & 127" chassis respectively. Only the Station Wagon would have the Deluxe designation associated to the One-Twenty model, as no other Packard in the One-Twenty range would see the honor. The exact number of One-Twenty Deluxe Station Wagon's is unknown, but considering the rarity of bodies manufactured, we feel only 25% of total production is a fair estimate at about 90 units. Today, due the very nature of time and ill-preservation of these special wood -lad bodies, many have already found their fate to scrap yards. The unit offered here may be the finest available anywhere in the world, having been collector owned and professionally preserved since new! Make no mistake Packard collections, this is a chance of a lifetime! We are very delighted to offer this 1941 Packard One-Twenty Deluxe Station Wagon direct from our museum's private collection where it has been professionally cared for & maintained since November 2004. With exception to the exterior finish, this example retains its 100% original Hercules-crafted wood body, and Packard issue interior upholstery! The body was professionally stripped, primed, and repainted in Packard Maroon by restoration expert, David Conrad, in 2005. The results today remain at concours level in our opinion. its original 282ci L-Head Inline 8 cylinder engine (#D309814A) with 3-speed column-shifted transmission with "Aerodrive" overdrive system, along with unique Electromagnetic Clutch system. Features on our Deluxe Station Wagon include rare dual side-mounted spare tires with correct hard covers, front & rear bumper guards, 7.00-15 Bedford wide whitewall tires, all original date-coded LOF Hi-Test Safety Plate window glass (November 1940), 3-rows of seating (removable rear seat), Goddess of Speed hood mascot, carpeted & rubber floor mats, and heater/defrost system! This Packard delivered new from George Muehlhauser Packard Motor Car Co located in Sandusky, OH on January 2nd, 1941. Based on the impeccable care it has received over the years, having been stored indoors and away from any harmful elements is an easy assessment to make. It would later travel into Bryn Mawr, PA area by the 1970's finding itself in the hands of avid car collector, Alex Yarnell Jr, and staying with him through 1984. It would then sell to J. Leo Barry of Syracuse, NY that August and not leave his hands for two decades. Again, always preserved and stored properly among a beautiful pre-war car collection, in which by 1986 would be in Peterborough, New Hampshire at his new home. A perfect setting for a stunning Woodie Station Wagon such as this! The St. Louis Car Museum would be lucky enough to purchase the collection from Mr. Barry in 2004, selling all but this particular Packard to keep for ourselves to proudly treasure & display. It is still driven regularly enough to keep it top running capacity, but only for short distances on the nicest of days. High octane, low lead fuel preserves the fuel system & carburetor beautifully, and a battery disconnect hidden discretely under the front seat protects the battery during times of storage. An owner's manual, ownership history back to 1979, and extra keys will be included with the sale. We encourage serious buyers to act quickly with questions, inspections, and offers! Opportunities like this do not present themselves very often, nor will they again anytime soon!

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