27 DAYS UNTIL SCOTTSDALE: 1941 PACKARD D’AGOSTINO CUSTOM “GABLE”
Noted California customizer John D’Agostino unveiled this car in 2004, paying tribute to Hollywood film icon Clark Gable, who owned a ’41 Packard One Twenty. Even Gable’s car sported a variety of customized touches as Howard “Dutch” Darrin was his go-to guy for such things.
This Packard 120 (Lot #2504) flaunts a Carson convertible top and rides on Caribbean wire wheels. Swedish leather interior surfaces drive home this car’s uniqueness in a soft and sumptuous manner. Superb chrome trim is along for the ride, adding endless sparkle to the equation. A freshly rebuilt Inline eight-cylinder engine keeps the car true to its roots.
Fully street capable, the Gable won two first-place trophies at the 2004 Grand National Roadster Show and Sacramento Autorama.
This ’41 Packard D’Agostino Custom “Gable” (Lot # 2504) will cross the auction block in Scottsdale on Saturday, Jan. 17.
Ron Pratte’s prestigious collection of automobilia will kick off the 44th Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction beginning Saturday, Jan. 10 at 9 a.m. and running through Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 1 p.m. Pratte’s vehicles first cross the block at 4 p.m. on Tuesday with lot numbers 2000 through 2109 and will continue with lot numbers 2500 through 2530 on Saturday, Jan. 17.