Lot #5049 - This 1926 Packard was customized by Murphy and Company in Pasadena, CA in 1929-30. Rudolf Valentino, the great silent screen star, was very fond of Avion Voisin automobiles from France. His manager ordered the conversion on this Packard after it was crashed in the front end. Murphy did an amazing job mating the grille and aluminum hood to the Packard. As seen in original photos from the 50s, the Voisin front end remained on the Packard as it rested in a storage lot in California. It was then rescued and remained with the same owner for over 50 years until sold from his estate in 2012. It was then totally restored to its former glory and is now ready to be shown and enjoyed. Original letters document the history of the Voisin/Packard.
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