1941 Packard 120 Convertible Sedan
The Packard One-Twenty (aka One Twenty and 120) is an automobile produced by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan, from 1935 to 1937 and from 1939 through the 1941 model years. The One-Twenty signified the first time that Packard had entered into the highly competitive mid-priced eight-cylinder car market. Packard enthusiasts view the production of the One-Twenty and the Six/One-Ten models as the start of Packard’s losing its hold on the market as the premier American luxury automotive brand.
The introduction of the One-Twenty (and later the Six/One-Ten models) was a necessary move to keep Packard in business during the final years of the Great Depression, expanding on an earlier approach with the Packard Light Eight. Branding the One-Twenty a Packard afforded buyers the cachet of owning a Packard, a name long regarded as one of America’s most prestigious cars.
In its final year as a model, the One-Twenty lost a number of body styles to the expanded One-Ten line of cars. The One-Twenty was available in business coupé, club coupe, two-door sedan, four-door sedan, convertible coupe, convertible sedan, and two station wagon styles.
I owned this Packard 120 three years ago and sold it to its current owner. It was owned by Ronald Murray of NH (long time Packard collector) and unfortunately, we don’t have any history prior to that. It is one of the best running and driving Packards I have had the privilege to drive. Smooth engine, effortless shifting with overdrive which will allow comfortable higher speed cruising. The paint is beautiful as well as the interior and top. Current owner has not used it much, however when he did, he always cruised it at 60-65 MPH.