The car was sold new in Pennsylvania and remained with its original owner until 1952, when it was sold to a gentleman in New York, who retained the car until 1999. The third owner acquired the Phaeton at Hershey, Pennsylvania in 2004 and commissioned its restoration.
“The current owner bought it to drive, so it has not been shown in recent years; instead, it has participated in a tour through Colorado in 2008. However, the car will compete well should a new owner wish to enter it for the show circuit. It reportedly runs flawlessly and drives as new,” a statement from RM Auctions reads.
“It will be equally at home on tour as on the show field and will give every satisfaction to its next fortunate owner. Since no other Series 1402 Phaetons are known to the major Packard clubs, the offering of this very fine example marks a rare and significant event for Packard collectors and marque enthusiasts.”