Thursday, August 8, 2013
1934 Packard Twelve Model 1106 Sport Coupe
The new Sport Coupe embodied many design hallmarks attributed to the Art Deco style: a sloping roofline was echoed by the curves of the voluptuous pontoon fenders, while the curved upper shape of the full rear fender skirts matched the contour of the fenders themselves. Continuing the theme, the trunk opening was almost circular. Distinctive almond-shaped motifs were used for the rear quarter windows, backlight, and many smaller details. Other distinctive visual features include the triangular rear quarter interior lamps, bold chrome windshield moldings, curved hood louvers, and the stylized emblems for the fender skirts.
The style of this Packard—streamlined, sleek, and modern—appealed to affluent buyers far more than Chrysler’s more radical Airflow. Yet, this relatively bold car was ideal for someone who wasn’t afraid to be seen and talked about.