1937 Packard One-Twenty Pickup

Corey Silvia ©2013, courtesy of RM Auctions

This Packard pickup is based on the 138-inch wheelbase 138D One-Twenty chassis. The original, factory touring limousine bodywork was truncated aft of the front doors and the back of a compatible pickup cab was grafted on. An original box from another period truck of comparable size was added, and it features a ribbed steel floor.

The body was finished in black with a red pinstripe, and it is adorned with metal-covered dual side-mounted spares, wide whitewall tires, and even an original Packard trunk, which has been integrated into the cargo bed to carry tools and supplies. An original illuminated Packard Service Car sign, mounted on the roof, is the finishing touch.

The interior is classic, elegant Packard, with black leather upholstery, a wood-grained instrument panel, and a radio, clock, and cigarette lighter.

For the Packard collector whose allegiance to the marque must extend even to his shop truck, or simply for the enthusiast who appreciates a well-detailed conversation piece, this will be the perfect one-of-a-kind acquisition. “Ask the Man Who Hauls With One.”