Museum Parks 1937 Packard on Permanent Display

WARREN, Ohio — The National Packard Museum  is displaying a rare 1937 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadster, the gift of the late Edward Lozick of Cleveland, a long-time museum member and benefactor.

Mary Ann Porinchak, executive director, says those who are looking for a historic, high-end car will be excited about the new display. She describes the vehicle as, “top of the heat, primo-Packard, and highly sought after with its lipstick red interiors.”

The Model 1507 Coupe Roadster is one of 70 the Packard Motor Car Co. of Detroit produced in 1937, according to Porinchak. It was delivered new on March 8, 1937, to its original owner in Canada, who paid $3,450. The car is one of no more than 20 that are known to have survived, she says.

Lozick acquired the Packard in 1994 and spared no expense in restoring it to its original condition, Porinchak continues. “Ed’s ‘37 is simply a stunningly gorgeous Packard convertible, the epitome of the classic era,” she says.

“He 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.”

The 1937 Packard will be a permanent exhibition at the museum.

Lozick, along with his wife Catherine, supported the museum for many years, Porinchak says. In 2003, he was a founding member of the “500 Club.” In 2009, he underwrote the costs of presenting “Opus II: The 1937 Showroom. In 2010, the Lozicks awarded the museum a $100,000 challenge grant and in 2013, the Lozicks renewed their challenge with a $50,000 two-year grant.

The National Packard Museum, 1899 Mahoning Ave. NW is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.

Pictured: 1937 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadster on display at the National Packard Museum in Warren.

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