"Thanks for your email and posted photo of our Morgan +8 parked in a not-very-elegant setting on the main street of Pescadero. My wife Joyce and I had excellent runs from and returning to our our Atherton home base, while road testing its newly installed 5-speed gear box. The quick-change 5-speed coupled with the lively 3.5 l Rover (ex Buick) v-8 in a 1900 pound roadster certainly makes for an exhilarating ride.
I have attached several images of my once-owned Packards. Three are of my ’33 Coupe Roadster Twelve which I always referred to as a Rumble Seat Convertible Coupe, showing it in c.1940, in 1953 when I bought it in greatly run down condition for $100, and last August at the Pebble Beach Concours Tour with its current owner, who said he had “over a half million” in it—but it did win second in class at the Concours.
My other two Packards were the ’34 Dietrich 4-door convertible Super Eight, and the ’35 Town Car Twelve. The latter was purchased from the Alpha Delta fraternity at Stanford c. 1954 for $70.
Regarding the ’33 Coupe Roadster Twelve, I would note that the CCCA lists 7 of this model for 1933. One of these has been owned for many years by a chap who lives in Palo Alto and has exhibited the car at various local shows from time to time. The current owner of the car I formerly owned, lives in Chicago but shipped it out to Carmel for the Pebble Beach event."
1915: The first mass-produced V-12 powered automobile - the "Twin Six" which remained in production through 1923. In 1932, Packard re-introduced the V-12 and it remained in production through the end of 1939.