Wed, 19th Jun 2019 13:00

Imperial War Museum Duxford

  Lot 40

1937 Packard Eight Saloon

Estimated at £16,000 - £20,000

Lot details
Registration No: KPP 753
Chassis No: 398831
Mot Expiry: Exempt

- Featured in the film The Mummy Returns

- Long term ownership

- Subject to renovation of the engine and wiring

Further info:

This splendid item of period Americana is liveried in Silver over Blue, trimmed in Blue cloth, and rides on Whitewall tyres. Equipped with right-hand drive, it is powered by a straight-eight engine of 5.2-litres that drives through a manual three-speed gearbox. It has spent most of its life with the other 1930s Packard in this sale, initially serving as Embassy cars in London from 1937 to 1939, at which point they were requisitioned by MI5 for the war effort, during which they reputedly served at Bletchley Park. They more recently appeared on TV and in films, the most notable being `The Mummy Returns', in which they had starring roles. They have since served as matched wedding cars. Ongoing maintenance has included renovation of the engines and rewiring. With hydraulic brakes, geared steering, independent suspension and synchromesh gearboxes, they are said to be easy to drive. `KPP 753' comes complete with invoices, tax discs, old MOTs and is photographed in the "Great Marques of America" book by Jonathan Wood.

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