1934 Packard Twelve Model 1107
In 1934 Packard offered three distinct chassis for the 11th series Packard Twelve of which the 1107 was the between the short 1106 and longer 1108.
Like all of the 11th series Packard’s, the Model 1108 featured the smooth-running V12 engine which produced a capable 160 bhp.
For the 1934 range Packard redesigned the fenders which are characterized by extending to the front bumper. Inside Packard also had a redesigned dashboard that could accommodate the optional factory radio.
Some consider the 11th series the last of the classic Packards since it was the last year to have slender windshield posts and chrome front headlights.
Sources & Further Reading.
1. Kimes, Beverley Rae. Packard, A History of the Motor Car and the Company. Princeton Publishing Inc: 1978.
Se full 1934 Packard Twelve Model 1107 Gallery here
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|type||Series Production Car|
|engine||67 Degree, Cast Iron, V12 w/Modified L-Head|
|valvetrain||2 Horizonal Valves per Cyl w/Zero Lash Valve Silencers|
|fuel feed||Downdraft Stromberg EE-3 Carburetor|
|displacement||7292 cc / 445 in³|
|bore||87.12 mm / 3.43 in|
|stroke||101.6 mm / 4 in|
|power||119.3 kw / 160 bhp @ 3200 rpm|
|specific output||21.94 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||64.13 bhp per tonne|
|torque||436.57 nm / 322 ft lbs @ 1400 rpm|
|body / frame||Steel Body over Press Steel Ladder-Type Frame w/X Center Brace|
|driven wheels||RWD, Hotchkiss Final Drive|
|wheel type||Wire or Wood|
|front brakes||Cable Operated Adjustable Bendex Drums w/Bragg-Klierath Vacuum Assist|
|rear brakes||Cable Operated Adjustable Bendex Drums w/Bragg-Klierath Vacuum Assist|
|steering||Gemmer Worm & Roller|
|f suspension||Solid Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs|
|r suspension||Live Axle|
|curb weight||2495 kg / 5500 lbs|
|wheelbase||3607 mm / 142 in|
|front track||1532 mm / 60.3 in|
|rear track||1492 mm / 58.75 in|
|transmission||3-Speed Synchromesh w/Optional Free Wheeling Clutch|
Auction Sales History
1934 Packard Twelve 1107 Seven-Passenger Touring 730-21 – sold for $517,000 CCCA Primary, Senior, and Premier Award Winner. Restored by Noted Packard Twelve Expert Thomas Moretti. Finished in Dramatic Original Color Combination. Judged at 100 Points on Three Separate Occasions. A Rare and Impeccably Restored Open Twelve.
Auction Source: The Pebble Beach Auctions 2015 by Gooding and Company
Auction Source: Paul & Chris Andrews Collection by RM Sotheby’s
1934 Packard Twelve Series 1107 Five-Passenger Coupe 737-22 – sold for $170,500 One of only about six known survivors in this style. Believed to have been originally owned by “Boss Tom” Pendergast. A CCCA National award winner. Wonderfully authentic, including its original firewall tag.
Auction Source: 2015 Amelia Island by RM Sotheby’s
Auction Source: 2014 Arizona by RM Auctions
Auction Source: 2013 Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams
934 Packard Twelve 1107 Convertible Victoria 747-11 – sold for $539,000 The First 1107 Convertible Victoria Built for 1934. Well-Documented Chain of Ownership. Exquisite Dark Green Color Scheme. Sensational Three-Year Restoration. Scored 100 Points in CCCA Judging on Every Occasion. CCCA Senior Premier Award Winner (No. 2560SP). First in Class at the 2003 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Meadow Brook, Amelia Island, and Elegance at Hershey Award Winner.
Auction Source: Gooding & Company’s 10th Anniversary 2013 Pebble Beach Auction
Auction Source: 2012 Daytime Auction by Mecum
Auction Source: 2011 Monterey Auction by RM
Auction Source: 2011 Monterey Auction by RM
Auction Source: 2011 Pebble Beach Auctions by Gooding & Company
The example offered here has benefited from a thorough and correct restoration and remains in extraordinary condition throughout. It was acquired by Mr. O’Quinn in 2007 and since that time has remained in climate-controlled storage. Finished with an attractive cream-colored body accented by a beige belt molding, the exterior of the car is further accented by the use of orange wheels and a matching pinstripe. The interior of the car is equally impressive, with dark tan leather throughout and accented with luxurious wood trimmings. Cosmetically, the car presents very nicely. Well equipped, this impressive Packard is fitted with desirable period options including dual side-mounts and a rear-mounted trunk.
Auction Source: 2011 Amelia Island Auction by RM Auctions
Auction Source: 2011 Amelia Island Auction by Gooding & Company
Like most classics of the era, the car’s early history is not known. However, by the 1960s, the car was in the hands of Woodrow Portz as documented by Ed Blend in his book The Magnificent Packard Twelve of 1934. Portz owned the car until the late 1970s or early 1980s when he sold it to a St. Louis area collector who stored the car in Fred Weber’s nearby shop. The next owner was Pete Davis of Dearborn, Michigan, who bought the car in 1990 after sending Jocko (Larry McNeil) to inspect the car for him. Davis never did start the restoration but kept the car for about a year before selling it to Detroit area physician Dr. Larry Morawa, who did commission Jocko to begin the restoration. About a year later in 1993, Bill Chorkey persuaded Morawa to part with the car, still under restoration. Chorkey commissioned the completion of the restoration, which was finished in mid 1994.
Auction Source: 2010 RM Automobiles of Amelia Island Auction