Re: 1934 Dietrich Inc body tag

Posted by packardsix1939 On 2023/1/11 11:51:04
Ok, so the car I posted the picture of is an 1108 Individual Custom as opposed to an 1107. I reread Turnquist's book and on Page 105, there is a picture of a 1934 1107 Twelve Convertible Sedan. The caption indicates that it is Dietrich designed, but Packard built. It does not have the radical veed windshield of the 1108 cars. So, Dietrich did the design work (he was on their payroll as a design consultant), but Packard built this model in house. According to Turnquist, it was the 1108's that were built by the Murray owned Dietrich plant and supplied to Packard. These are the Packards at the top of the food chain, so to speak.

I've been reading this stuff for years, but I still get confused by all of Packard's model designations. It is really complicated!

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