1926 PACKARD CUSTOM BOATTAIL SPEEDSTER - 43897 Sold* at Scottsdale 2007 - Lot #943 1926 PACKARD CUSTOM BOATTAIL SPEEDSTER http://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/43897/43897_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #943

1926 PACKARD CUSTOM BOATTAIL SPEEDSTER

Auction Scottsdale 2007
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 943
Year 1926
Make PACKARD
Model
Style CUSTOM BOATTAIL SPEEDSTER
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 216821M
Exterior Color BLACK/YELLOW
Interior Color DARK RED
Cylinders V10
Engine Size 8.3 LITER
Transmission 6-SPEED MANUAL
Description

Lot #943 - This piece of rolling art was built of steel, mahogany and maple by one of the premiere builders of Packard concept cars. His cars have been at Pebble Beach, Meadow Brook, The Packard Museum and on international television. This 1926 Packard is an example of the one-off designs that converted a production sedan into a sports roadster. This type of car bridged the gap between the Boat Tail race cars of the 20's and the production Boat Tails of the 30's. It has a modified Packard frame with disc brakes, coil over shocks and a Ford 9" rear end. the engine and transmission are from a 2005 Viper with less than 500 miles on it. It has the kind of performance you would expect from a 500 HP, 2600 lb. car (5.2 lbs/hp). The extended cab fits tall drivers and is finished in leather, wool & wood. This is a one-of-a-kind automobile and virtually everything on it is hand made for this particular car.