Tuesday, May 14, 2019

1934 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Stationary Coupe by Dietrich

One of five survivors. Pebble Beach Best in Class. Series 1108. Body Style 4068. 160 bhp, 445.5 cu. in. modified L-head V-12 engine, three-speed selective synchromesh manual transmission, vacuum-assist clutch, shaft drive with a hypoid rear axle, front and rear leaf-spring suspension, and four-wheel vacuum-assist drum brakes.
Packard became one of Dietrich’s best customers. After 1933, all open Packards carried Dietrich body tags. One of the most impressive Dietrich bodies was the two-passenger stationary coupe, named to set it apart from the roadster. Chassis 1108-32 was sold to Mrs. Eken, the spouse of Andrew Jackson Eken, one of the contractors who built the Empire State Building.
The completely restored car debuted at the 2005 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where it was recognized with a First in Class, the CCCA Award of Excellence, and the Most Elegant Closed Car.
These spectacular cars usually reside solely in museums. The car made $ 4.2m in 2015.