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Country of origin:United States
Produced in:1934
Numbers built:1
Designed by:Dietrich
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:September 27, 2013
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Chassis: 1108-65
One of the most desirable of all Dietrich body-styles available on the Twin Six and Twelve chassis was the Convertible Victoria, which was available between 1932 and 1934. The featured example is believed to be one of just four or five built on the Eleventh Series, long wheelbase chassis and one of just three remaining. Created as an 'Individual Custom' by Dietrich, this car has several unique features including the optional LeBaron 'teardrop' front fenders. Once completed, the car was part of Packard's 1934 'Travelling Salon' that ran from Detroit to New York.

The Dietrich Convertible Victoria was soon acquired by prominent Puerto Rican lawyer and later Judge Ricardo LaCosta II. Following his ownership, the unique Packard Twelve was painted yellow and used as a taxi cab in Puerto Rico. The car was eventually abandoned at Ramey Air Force Base. During the 1960s, it was repatriated to the United States presumably by Patrick G. Young, who was in the Air Force. It subsequently passed through various hands until it was acquired by the current owner, fittingly a Judge himself, in more recent years.

Complete but in poor condition, the Twelve was immediately entrusted to RM Restorations for a complete rebuild. The work was finally completed in time for the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance where it was awarded 'First in Class' and more importantly 'Best of Show'.


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