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Packard

443 de ville

cabriolet

First registration: 1928

Produced: -

Body type: convertible

Transmission: 3-speed manual

Traction: RWD (rear-wheel drive)

Engine type: spark-ignition 4-stroke

Fuel type: gasoline (petrol)

Power: 80kW/109HP

Packard called its new 8-cylinder car 'Custom' models for 1928, in spite of the fact that they were not custom cars, nor even limited series models. They were straight from the company's own production lines. That didn't make them any less impressive, as custom coachwork on an individual chassis was available for those with discriminating tastes and VIP status like American celebrities and business tycoons. There were nine standard models in the Custom Eight line for 1928, all riding on a 143-inch wheelbase and powered by a 383 cubic-inch, 109 horsepower straight-eight engine.

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Packard

twelve 1608 dietrich

First registration: 1938

Produced: 25 pcs.

Body type: convertible sedan

Transmission: 3-speed manual

Traction: RWD (rear-wheel drive)

Engine type: spark-ignition 4-stroke

Fuel type: gasoline (petrol)

Power: 128kW/175HP

The Packard Twelve was produced from 1933 to 1939. It is considered by many to be one of the finest automobiles produced by Packard and one of the most significant creations of the classic car era. The long and flowing front hood hid a 445 cubic-inch side-valve twelve cylinder engine that was refined, powerful, smooth, and quiet. Most of the Packard production Twelve's received factory bodies. Only a handful received custom coachwork by such greats as LeBaron and Dietrich. This Packard has custom coachwork done by Dietrich. It is the crown jewel of the collection.