Pre-Owned 1941 PackardSuper 180 Convertible

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      Packard Super 180

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      *** View Only. Vehicle Not For Sale out of Collection! *** By 1939, the era of coachbuilt automobiles was coming to an end. However, isolated expressions of the designers’ art continued to appear, and many of these are considered icons of the age. Prominent among these is the Packard Darrin. Howard Dutch Darrin was born in New Jersey in 1897. A person of many talents, he was on the staff of Automobile Topics magazine at age 10, and became a notable amateur football player. Possessed of innate engineering acumen, he worked on an electric gearshift project for John North Willys, but it was his friendship with Thomas Hibbard that prepared him for life as a well-known designer. Hibbard worked at the New York coachbuilders LeBaron, Inc. In spring of 1923, the pair sailed for Paris, intent on surveying the European car scene. They decided to stay, and opened Hibbard and Darrin, a design partnership that shopped the actual body construction out to a company in Belgium. The firm prospered, but by 1930 the prospects for coachwork in Europe were no better than in the U.S. In 1937, Darrin returned to the U.S. and moved to Hollywood, where he established himself as a designer of bespoke cars for the stars. His first Packard was a low-slung 1937 One-Twenty roadster, which led to similar cars in 1938 and ’39. Helped along by Darrin himself, the designs came to the notice of Packard management. For 1940, a Darrin Convertible Victoria was offered on both the One-Twenty and One-Eighty chassis. Devoid of running boards, it also had cut-down doors presaging what would later be called the Darrin dip. For 1941, both Packard Darrin models used standard nose sheet metal. Victoria doors were now hinged at the front, and production was carried out by Sayers and Scoville, hearse and ambulance builders in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is believed that 35 were built, and just 12 of a nearly identical 1942 model. Packard progress was now centered on the new streamlined Clipper design, which did
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