The Packard Twin Six convertible was built specifically for Gone with the Wind star Clark Gable. The car is equipped with a huge 7.3-liter V12 with 160 horsepower.
A 1932 Packard Twin Six convertible was put up for auction in the United States at Broad Arrow. They plan to fetch about $900,000 for the rare car. It was described on the auction house website.
Vintage Packards are prized by collectors, but tend to be much less expensive. Such a high price of a convertible is due to two factors.
Firstly, the car was built for the star of the film “Gone with the Wind” Clark Gable. The Hollywood actor was a connoisseur of expensive cars and owned numerous Packards, Duesenbergs, Jaguars and Mercedes. In 1932, he chose a two-seat convertible and drove it until 1934, when he bought the more advanced Packard Twelve.
Secondly, the Packard Twin Six is a fairly rare collector's model. In 1932, only 547 of these cars were produced.
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The Packard Twin Six appeared in 1916 and became the world's first car with a V12 engine. The 1932 model is the second generation. It is equipped with a 7.3-liter 160-horsepower engine and is capable of reaching 160 km/h.
After Clark Gable, the Packard Twin Six changed hands several times. At the beginning of the 21st century, it underwent restoration, after which it won several awards at retro festivals.
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