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Greenwich Concours d'Elegance Online Auction / 1941 Packard 110 Deluxe Station WagonCoachwork by HerculesChassis no. D14092
Lot 24
1941 Packard 110 Deluxe Station Wagon
Coachwork by Hercules

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US$70,000 - US$80,000

1941 Packard 110 Deluxe Station Wagon
Coachwork by Hercules

Chassis no. D14092

245ci L-Head Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Single Stromberg Carburetor
100bhp at 3,000rpm
3-Speed Synchromesh Column Shifted Manual Transmission with Overdrive
Front Independent Coil Spring and Rear Leaf-Spring Suspension
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

*Beautifully presented teak woodwork.
*Rare and desirable Packard Woody
*Perfect car for the Hamptons, Cape Cod, or Bay Harbour
*From the estate of Mr. Steve Dana



Previewing in Bedford Hills, New York by appointment. Please contact [email protected] for scheduling.

THE PACKARD 110

Packard's sales surged in 1940 thanks to the success of the junior Packards in the product line. Whereas, in 1939, the company sold 24,350 of the smaller Packards, the following year this product line generated sales of 62,300 units. As a result, for 1941, the 110 Series, as the junior line was known, was boosted from 6 to 12 models spread over two trim lines. Despite the strengthening of the line, sales slipped to a still-respectable 34,700 units, eroded by the 17,100 straight-eight 120s that were the senior juniors.

If you were a successful member of the middle class and wanted the Packard name and quality without spending too much of your income on an automobile, the 110 Packards were an excellent choice. Prices ranged from $927 for the business coupe in standard trim to the eight-passenger Deluxe Station Wagon for $1,326. By comparison, a Ford Deluxe Station Wagon cost $950 and a Pontiac of the same ilk sold for $1,015.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This particular Packard 110 woody was purchased new by a Mr. Kenneth Merrill. Mr. Merrill was one of the proprietors of Merrill & Stevens Yacht Company in Jacksonville, Florida—a company that continues to this day.

In 1947 while still owned by Mr. Merrill, the car was involved in an accident. At this time Mr. Merrill chose to have his shipyard rebuild the wagon. Rather then redo the bodywork in the original ash he decided to have his more than capable employees rebuild the body in solid teak.

The wagon passed to its next known owner in 1968, a Mr. Jim Magyars of Lake Wales, Florida. It remained in storage for the next 23 years. In 1991 it was acquired by Mr. Steve Dana. Mr. Dana made up for the Packard's 23-year slumber and drove it extensively, even completing a 1,500-mile trip from Vermont to Ocala, Florida in two days. He also did extensive maintenance work during this time, including rebuilding the drivetrain and overdrive, repainting the car, and revarnishing the wood.

The Packard remained in Mr. Dana ownership through to his passing. Today the car presents very well after over 30 years in caring ownership. The gold paintwork presents well, and the teak wood shows beautifully. A fantastic car for weekend trips to the farmers market, seashore, or an excellent weekend or AACA touring car.

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