1937 Packard Other$115,000

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Price: $115,000
Contact: View Original Ad from Hemmings
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Crevier Classic Cars is pleased to offer this 1937 Packard Formal Sedan. Originally owned by a banker in Los Angeles who joined the Army and was stationed at Alamogordo, NM where the atomic bomb was developed. He took the car there and the Army talked him into selling it to the Army as a staff vehicle to pick up high level people at the train station such as Werner Von Braun etc. After the war was over, Dick Wetisel who grew up near the bank in LA and saw the car coming and going, tracked the car down by its VIN, and found it was being auctioned by the government . He purchased it and drove it home to Los AngelesfromNM. He then started on a 25+ year long restoration. In 1991 Dick Waightnight purchased the car from Wetisel and afterfinishing the restoration took the car to Pebble Beach and won 3rd in class in 1995. The car was also shown at a CCCA event and awarded Premier Senior National First Prize. The car was then sold to its curent owner in 1996. The current owner plans to donate all proceeds from the sale the Boys and Girls Club.