1934 Packard Twelve Model 1107


1934 Packard Twelve Model 1107

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.

1934 Packard Twelve Model 1107 Gallery

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In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
built atUSA
engine67 Degree, Cast Iron, V12 w/Modified L-Head
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
valvetrain2 Horizonal Valves per Cyl w/Zero Lash Valve Silencers
fuel feedDowndraft Stromberg EE-3 Carburetor
displacement7292 cc / 445 in³
bore87.12 mm / 3.43 in
stroke101.6 mm / 4 in
compression6.0:1
power119.3 kw / 160 bhp @ 3200 rpm
specific output21.94 bhp per litre
bhp/weight64.13 bhp per tonne
torque436.57 nm / 322 ft lbs @ 1400 rpm
redline4200
body / frameSteel Body over Press Steel Ladder-Type Frame w/X Center Brace
driven wheelsRWD, Hotchkiss Final Drive
wheel typeWire or Wood
front tires17×7.5
rear tires17×7.5
front brakesCable Operated Adjustable Bendex Drums w/Bragg-Klierath Vacuum Assist
rear brakesCable Operated Adjustable Bendex Drums w/Bragg-Klierath Vacuum Assist
steeringGemmer Worm & Roller
f suspensionSolid Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs
r suspensionLive Axle
curb weight2495 kg / 5500 lbs
wheelbase3607 mm / 142 in
front track1532 mm / 60.3 in
rear track1492 mm / 58.75 in
transmission3-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
1934 Packard Twelve Model 1107

1934 Packard Twelve Series 1107 Coupe Roadster 902535 – sold for $528,000 The most desirable factory body style from the greatest Packard year. A genuine example with an original body, chassis, and engine. Documented by 1934 Packard Twelve historian Edward Blend. Perhaps the ultimate CCCA CARavan vehicle.
Auction Source: Paul & Chris Andrews Collection by RM Sotheby’s
1934 Packard Twelve Model 1107

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
1934 Packard Twelve Model 1107

1934 Packard Twelve Series 1107 Seven-Passenger Touring 73021 – sold for $550,000 Formerly owned by Ruth Dougherty and Tom Moretti. Believed to have been New York City’s parade vehicle. An outstanding Pebble Beach Best in Class-winning restoration. Featured in important Packard books. One of the best 1934 Packard Twelves in the world.
Auction Source: 2014 Arizona by RM Auctions
1934 Packard Twelve Model 1107
1107 Coupe Roadster 73933 – sold for $465,000 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Best in Class winner. Believed to have covered less than 40,000 original miles. Superb restoration by Stone Barn. Fastidiously maintained, recently freshened. Top AACA and CCCA prizes earned.
Auction Source: 2013 Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams
1934 Packard Twelve Model 1107

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

1934 Packard Twelve Model 1107

1934 Packard Twelve 1107 Convertible Sedan 902272 – sold for $379,500 One of 29 produced; only 10 known survivors. Optioned with desirable period accessories. Superb older restoration; Best in Class at Pebble Beach in 1985.
Auction Source: 2013 Arizona Auction by RM
1934 Packard Twelve Model 1107
1934 Packard 1107 Twelve – did not sell for $180,000 Frame-off restoration. 1 of only 788 Twelves produced for 1934 in all body styles. 446/160 HP Packard 12 engine. Chrome wire wheels with new wide whitewall tires. Dual side mounts with covers. Packard Cormorant radiator mascot. Radiator stone guard. Full open air motoring with the comfort and convenience of roll up windows and full top. Delivered new on October 11, 1933. Top of the line Packard for 1934.
Auction Source: 2012 Daytime Auction by Mecum
1934 Packard Twelve Model 1107

1934 Packard Twelve 1107 5-Passenger Sport Phaeton

This Twelve was restored during the early 2000s to concours-level standards, resulting in the achievement of AACA National First Prize honors in 2004 and a CCCA Senior First Prize ( CCCA badge number 1514). After nearly 10 years, while the restoration has aged slightly from use, the car nevertheless presents very well. The red and grey exterior finish, brightwork and tan folding top are all still very attractive. A comprehensive list of period accessories enhances its dashing bodylines, including a pair of Trippe driving lights, dual chrome-plated horns, dual cowl lights, dual side-mounted spares with Packard-scripted chrome mirrors, wind wings and a rear luggage rack and trunk. A spot-lamp is at the driver’s disposal as well. Inside, the tan leather upholstery remains very presentable, notwithstanding some evidence of age and use. The dash, with Packard’s beautiful and comprehensively equipped instrument panel, is superb.

Auction Source: 2011 Monterey Auction by RM

1934 Packard Twelve Model 1107
1934 Packard Twelve 1107 Dietrich Convertible Victoria 902534 – sold for $440,000 Bought new in Beverly Hills by movie actor Cesar Romero, “The Cisco Kid”. Lifelong California ownership, with one owner for almost 60 years. Pebble Beach award winner in 1955 and 2008. – Superb, professional restoration
Auction Source: 2011 Monterey Auction by RM
1934 Packard Twelve Model 1107
1934 Packard Twelve Model 1107 Coupe – sold for $192,000 CCCA Senior Winner. The Epitome of Classic Packard Luxury. Known Among Packard Aficionados as the “Blue Lady”. A Sterling Example of Elegant, Proportional Design. Professionally Restored.
Auction Source: 2011 Pebble Beach Auctions by Gooding & Company
1934 Packard Twelve Model 1107

1934 Packard Model 1107 Twelve Convertible Sedan

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

1934 Packard Twelve Model 1107
1934 Packard Twelve Model 1107 Convertible Victoria – did not sell for $525,000 Pebble Beach Award Winner in 1955 and 2008. Continuous Ownership for Nearly 60 Years. Wonderful California Provenance. Exacting Restoration to Concours Standards. * Recipient of Numerous Awards. Ideal Packard for CCCA and AACA Competition.
Auction Source: 2011 Amelia Island Auction by Gooding & Company
1934 Packard Twelve Model 1107

1934 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadster Model 1107

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