1939 Packard V-12 Convertible Victoria

Summary

Packard's 12-cylinder cars, introduced in 1932, were some of the finest luxury automobiles ever built in the United States. The new V-12 was Packard's counterpunch to V-16 and V-12 engines from Cadillac and Lincoln, as competition was fierce among high-end carmakers during the Great Depression. The magnificent Packard Twelves were everything but profitable, and the company canceled the line in 1939.

Packard's 12-cylinder cars, introduced in 1932, were some of the finest luxury automobiles ever built in the United States. The new V-12 was Packard's counterpunch to V-16 and V-12 engines from Cadillac and Lincoln, as competition was fierce among high-end carmakers during the Great Depression. The magnificent Packard Twelves were everything but profitable, and the company canceled the line in 1939.

Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

1939

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

78.65.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Steel (Alloy)
Metal
Canvas
Glass (Material)
Rubber (Material)
Leather

Color

Black (Color)
Tan (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 70 in

Width: 68 in

Length: 219 in

Wheelbase: 134 in

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