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1934 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria by Dietrich
Official Model 50th Packard Automobile Classics National Meet
Tribute Edition Triple Blue
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1934 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria by Dietrich Tribute Edition 1:43


 
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Hand-Built Resin Art and Images ©2012-2016 Automodello // "Official Model" 50th Packard Automobile Classics National Meet

  • Year: 1934
  • Exterior Color: Blue with blue convertible top and tonneau cover included
  • Marque: Packard
  • Scale: 1:43
  • Manufacturer: Automodello
  • Tribute Edition: Limited to 150 with commemorative Packard Automobile Classics 50th National Meet plaque and hand-numbered
  • Feature: Removable convertible top and tonneau cover. Wheels roll.
  • Diecasm Payment Plan: Eligible
  • Official Release Date: July 1st 2015

It’s hard to overstate the influence of Raymond Dietrich. He’s the creative mind behind iconic designs spanning genres and generations, and is responsible for establishing the design language that defined entire brands. After co-founding LeBaron and doing design work for Lincoln, Studebaker, Franklin, Erskine, and Checker Cab, he became the first head of design at Chrysler. Decades after his retirement from the auto business, he was hired by Gibson Guitars in the 1960s to design what would become one of the most iconic and recognizable instruments of all time—the Gibson Firebird. But for many, his custom Packards will remain his signature works, and the 1934 Convertible Twelve Victoria is perhaps the most coveted and respected.

The Twelve was Packard’s flagship—the car positioned to take on the best from Cadillac and Lincoln throughout the depths of the Great Depression. It was named for its engine, which was ideal to power Packard’s top model. It was initially called the Twin Six in honor of the flagship Packard from a decade earlier, but was rebadged the Twelve to confer the image of power and prestige. Dietrich’s design elements take that to the next level—particularly the 1934 model, whose V-shaped grille and long cowl that flows all the way back to the windscreen offer unsurpassed elegance for four very lucky passengers.

Automodello honors Dietrich’s masterpiece with this exacting 1:43 replica of his exquisite take on the Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria. It is offered in three versions, each with a removable top and tonneau cover for top-up or top-down display. The standard edition comes in red with a tan top and interior and will be limited to 299 pieces. The Tribute Edition is triple blue, released to celebrate the Packard Automobile Classics 50th Annual Meet, and limited to 150 hand-numbered examples. The super-rare Homage Edition is black with a black top and tan interior, and limited to just 24 hand-numbered pieces. Congratulations on joining a very exclusive group of Packard enthusiast collectors!

Special Designation by Automodello:
Tribute Edition is Official Model in celebration of the Packard Automobile Classics 50th Annual Meet with a build of 150 units and Gold plaque on the base.

RM Auctions 2012:
RM Auctions at the Ameilia Island Concours d' Elegence in March 2012 auctioned the 1934 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria with body by Dietrich, one of five built with 3 known examples remaining. Details about this unique and outstanding pre-war automobile may be viewed from the 2012 RM Auctions' catalogue for Lot 159.

Diecasm Payment Plan:
This model is eligible for Diecasm's exclusive Automodello 3 payment plan. Please see details here.


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5 of 5 Truly Exquisite! February 18, 2016
Reviewer: KEVIN  
Automodello has produced a real gem with this 1934 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria by Dietrich.  The subject car, a Dietrich Individual Custom that features a sweeping, lengthened hood that extends almost to the base of the delicate chrome plated windscreen, is arguably the apex of classic design. This model captures all of the car's elegant proportions perfectly.  The model's body has crisp and true lines, and the paint finish on my Tribute Edition has a wonderful deep gloss that just might be the best in the business of 1:43 scale models.  The real crowning touch to this Packard is the careful craftsmanship shown in the delicate detail brightwork set against the dark blue finish.  The proportions again have been expertly maintained -- no oversized pelicans or door handles here!  Even the chromed door hinges and the handles on the hood vent doors gleam in perfect scale.  Not to forget the wheels -- they, too, are delicate and perfect, right down to the cloisonné accents on the hub shell covers.  If you are a serious scale model collector of Packards or of the fine Classics, then this model needs to be in your collection.

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