One of the last: ’41 Packard Rollson Convertible Limousine
The beginning of WW II signaled the end of the coach built industry. If they survived, coach builders, like everyone else converted to working for the US Government in support of the war effort. Coming across a Rollson Convertible Limousine from 1941 is in fact a very rare occurrence. It was probably among the last of its kind. Today’s find is a ‘one off’ custom body by Rollson on Packard’s longest wheelbase in 1941. It is big – Dusenberg big. The odometer 27,010 and is believed to be correct. The Rollston Body Company came from that type of beginnings and continued to make some of the finest bodies during their existence. Rollston was the premier builder of Packard’s custom-bodied cars. Rollston with a “T” went under during the depression. Ex-employees gathered together to create a new business called Rollson without the “T”. The ex-employees continued to turn out some of the finest bodies and one of the last bodies that they turned out was the car we feature today. The low mileage estimated at 27,000 is said to be original. The car has a known history of ownership and is considered to be an irreplaceable part of history. Click here for the eBay auction.