The Packard Darrin was a special automobile in the maker’s lineup. It was a blending of all the glory that was Packard in the Classic Era and the stunning design work of Howard “Dutch” Darrin. The result was one of the more glamorous cars of the 1940s.
According to its body tag, this Darrin was first delivered to Mead Motor Co. in Houston, TX, on June 27, 1941. It has since been restored by Stone Barn Restoration from what is described as a solid, original car. Included are the jack, spare wheel, convertible top boot and storage bag. A former AACA and CCCA National Prize Winner, the car presents beautifully, finished in Cream over saddle leather with a dark chocolate canvas top and period-appropriate wide whitewall tires. Fender skirts complete the sleek and svelte look that can only be Darrin. Optional equipment includes radio, clock, heater/defroster, grille guard and back-up lamp. It is equally nice under the hood as it is on the exterior. The consignor describes the car to be in “excellent driving condition,” and as a CCCA Full Classic, it is ready to show and tour.