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Country of origin:United States
Produced in:1934
Designed by:Dietrich
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:August 13, 2015
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Chassis: 1108-43
At the 1933 Century of Progress International Exposition in Chicago, Packard grabbed centre stage with a spectacular one-off Twelve Sport Sedan built by Dietrich. It was followed by a limited run of customer cars using the same basic design. This example is one of these and one of just three known to exist today. It is believed to have been ordered new by Tom Lyle Williams, who was the President of the Mabelline Company. Chassis 1108-43 incorporates all the custom features specified by Williams, which include dual spares, a chrome radiator and polished belt molding with matching engine cover vent doors.

This Dietrich Custom Sport Sedan's first confirmed owner was legendary collector J.B. Nethercutt, who acquired the car during the mid 1950s. Along with several other examples from his collection, Nethercutt sold the Packard in the early 1960s to casino magnate William F. Harrah. He displayed the car in his museum for nearly two decades before it was bought Bob Bahre. Soon he after bought the actual Chicago show car, he sold it on to Lee Herrington in around 1992. In his ownership, the Twelve was comprehensively restored by marque expert Chris Charlton. It was re-finished in a striking green colour. After the next owner acquired the Packard in 2005, it was once again restored and re-painted black, this time by Stone Barn Restorations.


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