Museum receives bequest of rare 1937 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadster

(WARREN, OHIO) –  The National Packard Museum is proudly displaying a rare 1937 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadster, the gift of the late Edward Lozick of Cleveland, Ohio, a long-time museum member and benefactor. Due to its stunning beauty and rarity, Mr. Lozick reserved the vehicle for the museum’s permanent collection many years ago. An exemplary illustration of the luxurious design, styling, engineering and elegance of the Packard, Mr. Lozick ensured that it would be available for others to enjoy as he had for so many years.

This beautiful Model 1507 Coupe Roadster is one of just 70 the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan produced in 1937 and it was delivered new on March 8, 1937 to its original owner in Montreal, Canada for $3,450. It is one of no more than 20 that are known to have survived.

Mr. Lozick acquired the Packard in 1994 and spared no expense in restoring it to its original condition. “Ed rejected several offers for the car, always stating as his reason that he wanted his car to be exhibited at the museum in Warren for everyone to admire,” said Mary Ann Porinchak, Executive Director. “Ed’s ‘37 is simply a stunningly gorgeous Packard convertible, the epitome of the classic era,” she added.

Ed Lozick, along with his wife Catherine, have faithfully supported the museum for many years. In 2003, he was a founding member of the “500 Club.” In 2009, he underwrote the costs of presenting “Opus II: The 1937 Showroom,” one of the most prestigious Packard events since the Packard Centennial Celebration in 1999.  In 2010, he and Catherine awarded the museum with a $100,000 challenge grant payable over three years, and in 2013, the Lozicks’ renewed their challenge with a  $50,000 two year grant. “Gifts such as Ed and Cathy’s have made it possible for the Museum to fulfill its vision “to ensure the Packard legacy endures,” said Ms. Porinchak.

The 1937 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadster is currently on exhibit in the Museum’s Great Hall.

Packard MuseumThe National Packard Museum is located at 1899 Mahoning Avenue, N.W., Warren, Ohio. Museum hours are:  Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00 pm-5 pm, Sunday from 1:00 pm- 5 pm, closed Mondays. Admission: Adults- $8.00 Seniors (65+) $5.00, Children (7-12) and $5.00, under 7 free.

COMMENT