American Collection Set for Auction By MATT GEORGE
The assortment of primarily American cars has a strong leaning towards Packards, some cars in the collection are in running order, but all will require at least a degree of recommissioning having been in storage for many years. Highlights include a 1956 Packard Patrician Sedan. Representing the company’s range-topping four-door model in its ultimate incarnation, this last of the true Packards has the renowned ‘Ultramatic’ transmission,is finished in pink over white with a black and white interior and is estimated to make £5000-£7000.
Another interesting candidate is the 1958 Packard Hawk Supercharged Coupe, estimated at £12,000-£15,000. Imported into the UK in 1984, this rare sports car was last on the road in 2001, but recommissioning is said to be an easy task. Built in the last year of Packard production, the car has a 289ci V8 complete with McCulloch VS-57S belt-driven supercharger, good for 275bhp in period. Other lots include a 1951 Packard 250 Series Convertible, 1914 Studebaker 20hp Landau Roadster, 1959 Lincoln Continental MkIV Convertible and 1941 Graham-Paige Model 113 Supercharged Hollywood Sedan.
Viewing is possible Friday 2 March from 1pm-5pm and Saturday 3 March from 9am. The Motor Cars sale takes place at 2pm on the same day.