1940 Packard

Packard (1940)
for sale

Price: US $6,600.00


An extraordinary example of one of the very few Packard Town Cars hand built in 1940 by Rollson, Inc. out of New York City.
This unrestored 1940 Packard 120 Town Car is one of only two Rollson 120s known to exist, and likely the only one remaining in America, with the only other known example to have last been seen in Europe.
With Packard's legendary Straight-Eight engine paired with a three-speed column shift manual transmission, this car runs and drives beautifully!
You can see from the photos that this mostly original Packard is a unique conversation piece in any setting. But also a great candidate for a quality restoration. Mechanically remarkable, this is a restorer's dream, with purely cosmetic features to tackle. Items such as the paint and fender welting and some interior components (like the headliner) can be upgraded or replaced in time, but you'll be able to enjoy driving this car from the moment it arrives.
Whether you want to enjoy this car as-is, undertake a concours-worthy restoration, or anything in between, this nearly one of a kind custom Packard will stand out in any collection.
The Rollson company was one of the most heralded custom coachbuilders of the classic era, known for producing the highest quality custom Packards and Duesenbergs at extremely low volume. Due to painstaking attention to detail, Rollson delivered only about 50 custom cars during the four year period between 1938 and 1941. Of those 50 cars, only 5 or 6 of these Packard 120 Town Cars were produced. I am aware of one other. A fully-restored 120 Town Car in France. These special cars were ultra-rare in their own time, and today it is no exaggeration to call this Rollson Packard one of the rarest models ever produced by one of America's most storied manufacturers.
For more information about the history of the Rollson company and the fabled custom cars it produced, see here:
If you're looking for an incredibly rare Packard Town Car you can drive and enjoy right now, this is the car!

update: 2022-01-17


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