Packard Collection at Gooding Scottsdale Auction 2012

Thomas Moretti Packard CollectionA collection of Packard Twelves from the estate of Thomas A. Moretti will be featured at the 2012 Gooding & Company Scottsdale Auction, scheduled for January 20-21 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The headline offering from the Moretti Collection is a 100-point 1932 Packard Twin Six Coupe formerly owned by Hollywood legend Clark Gable.

“We are honored to have been chosen to sell the beloved cars from the Moretti Estate,” said David Gooding, President and founder of Gooding & Company. “Tom was a rare combination of passionate collector and restorer who restored each of his Packard Twelves to perfection. I am in awe of Tom’s painstaking quest for excellence.”

Thomas A. Moretti was an admired Packard Twelve collector, respected by professional restorers and fellow collectors for his encyclopedic knowledge and sensational, award-winning restorations. A testament to his craft, Moretti completed full restorations on five of his Packard Twelves, all of which won First in Class at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, a feat many professional restorers never achieve.

“Tom was a great steward of American Classics, and when his cars were judged at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, they always won their class,” says Glenn Mounger, Former Chairman of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. “His restorations were authentic down to the smallest detail.”

The Packard Twelves of the Thomas A. Moretti Collection are listed below in chronological order:

1932 Packard Twin Six 905 Coupe Roadster (Estimate $650,000 – $850,000)

  • One of very few genuine examples known to survive
  • First in Class at Pebble Beach, Amelia Island and Meadow Brook
  • 100-point car in CCCA judging
  • Originally owned by Hollywood legend Clark Gable

1933 Packard Twelve 1005 Coupe Roadster (Estimate $350,000 – $425,000)

  • Displayed at Pebble Beach in 1976 and 1998
  • Four-owner car from new
  • Ideal and experienced touring car

1934 Packard Twelve 1107 Convertible Victoria (Estimate $450,000 – $650,000)

  • First in Class at Pebble Beach, Amelia Island and Meadow Brook
  • Three-time 100-point car in CCCA judging
  • Rare open body style

1934 Packard Twelve 1107 Seven-Passenger Touring (Estimate $400,000 – $550,000)

  • First in Class at Pebble Beach, Amelia Island, Meadow Brook and Glenmoor Gathering
  • Believed to have served as an official parade car for the City of New York in 1934
  • 100-point car in CCCA judging

1936 Packard Twelve 1407 Coupe Roadster (Estimate $350,000 – $425,000)

  • Longtime California car
  • First in class at Pebble Beach
  • Two-time 100-point car with a Senior Premier award in CCCA judging

1936 Packard Twelve 1408 All-Weather Town Car by LeBaron (Estimate $250,000 – $350,000)

  • One of only three examples known to exist
  • First in class at Pebble Beach, Amelia Island and Meadow Brook
  • 100-point car with a Senior Premier award in CCCA judging

Gooding and Company will stage its 5th annual Scottsdale Auctions on January 20 and 21, 2012 beginning at 11 a.m. both days, at the Scottsdale Fashion Square at 68th Street and East Camelback Road. Guests may preview the cars on Thursday and Friday, January 19 and 20, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, January 21 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. An auction catalogue for $80 admits two to the viewing and auction. General admission to the viewing and auction can be purchased at the tent for $30 per person.

For more information, visit www.goodingco.com or by call (310) 899-1960.

[Source: Gooding & Company]