The Dragone Auctions pre-holiday auction sale features classics from the Thomas Kerr “Packard” collection located at the our showroom and gallery in Westport, Connecticut. Thomas Kerr is well known for his 40 year quest to buy the best classic era Packard’s to exist today.

A 1930 Packard 734 Speedster Runabout and a 1930 Packard 734 Speedster Phaeton formerly owned by the well respected classic car collector, George Jepson are just a few extremely rare classics that will be showcased at our 2013 Winter Auction. These Packard speedsters are 2 out of 15 original speedsters of all body styles to exist today, so it’s truly a rarity to have two of these Packard speedsters up for sale at one event. Also included in Kerr’s collection is a 1934 Packard 1107 coupe roadster, a 1929 Packard 645 roadster, coachwork by Dietrich, which was restored to Concours standards, and a half a dozen more beautiful Packard’s. Also for sale, a 1920 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost with custom coachwork by Barker stored away in a San Francisco garage since 1937. This Silver Ghost is considered by experts to be one of the most original untouched examples known to exist in the world today.

Other featured classics include an all original, untouched,1934 LaSalle convertible coupe with a rumble seat that was stored for many years in a barn. This 1934 LaSalle is one of the great iconic Harley Earl designs with art deco discs on the hood and bi-plane bumpers.A collection of six 1931-1933 Chrysler LeBaron Custom Imperials including; a 1933 CL Sport Phaeton, a 1931 CG LeBaron Convertible Coupe, a 1932 CL LeBaron Convertible Sedan and a 1931 LeBaron Roadster and Dual-Cowl Phaeton.

Among the historic cars, is a 1921 Brewster originally owned and used by First Lady, Jackie Kennedy Onassis’s grandmother, Mrs. H.D. Auchincloss and stored at her residence at the famous Hammersmith Farm in Rhode Island. This is a formal car that speaks directly to the classic era of the roaring twenties. It has 27,000 original miles since new and includes a letter sent from the Brewster Company written directly to Mrs. Auchincloss’s chauffeur.

The Dragone brothers have spent the past 35 years searching for rare and hidden motoring treasures that have never been offered for sale before. Their auction on December 7th will be the second sale this year at Dragone Classic Motorcars, Inc. in Westport, Connecticut.

On Friday, December 6th, an all day preview of the classics up for auction will open at 10:00am. A 6:00pm cocktail party with collectors, prospective bidders and friends will ring in the following day’s event.

This auction promises to offer a remarkable group of cars that have not been seen in decades. This is a must attend sale for any true classic car enthusiast,” stated Manny Dragone.

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