Introduced in 1939, Packard's 17th series marked the final year for the legendary and long-running twelve cylinder model. The permanent effects of the Great Depression were taking hold as annual sales of the flagship Twelve dipped to just 500 units, largely due to the fact that the era of custom-bodied automobiles was fading quickly. Since the end of the Great Depression, orders for bespoke bodies had dwindled dramatically for all manufacturers. Many of the great coachbuilders hadn't even survived the economic downturn, but thankfully a few of the more well-established houses did survive and continued to produce bodies for those few wealthy individuals who still valued the prestige of a custom-built motorcar.
Model Year 1939
Location United States
Exterior Color Black
Interior Color Black
Model packard twelve brunn touring cabriolet (Other)