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Packard One-Twenty Convertible Coupe.

This original old photograph, printed in a large format onto card, features a 1935-1937 Packard 120 (or "One-Twenty") Convertible Coupe. At first glance I assumed this photo, and the lady stood alongside it, came from the USA, but on closer inspection I think this may be a UK-based Packard. The edge of the nearside running board, and the front bumper, both seem to have been painted white, which suggest use during the black-out in WW2. The nearside headlamp has been fitted with a headlamp mask, again suggesting use on this side of the "pond".
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1935-37 Packard One-Twenty Convertible Coupe photo
The eight-cylinder, 110bhp, Packard One-Twenty series was introduced at the beginning of 1935. In addition to the Convertible Coupe variant shown above, buyers could also opt for two- and four-door sedans, and a Club Coupe version (a saloon version of Packard's 120 can be seen on this page of the gallery). Prices ranged from $980 (Coupe) to $1095 (Touring Sedan).
Power from the engine was increased to 120bhp for the 1936 season, and also saw the introduction of a new, four-door convertible sedan, version. Further improvements to the range would make their debut in 1937, with the addition of a limousine, and a "woodie" station wagon to the Packard catalogue. In 1938 the Packard One-Twenty title would switch to Packard Eight, in line with other models in the line-up.
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Other Packard material on the site include this letter, sent from a UK distributor of Packard motor cars in 1938.

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