Auburn Fall | Lot 7062

1948 Packard Super Eight Victoria

$40,000 - $45,000 USD | Not Sold

United States | Auburn, Indiana

6 September 2015

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  • Packard 327-cid, 145-hp inline eight-cylinder
  • Three-speed manual transmission
  • Very nice older restoration
  • Packard wire wheels
  • White sidewall tires
  • Only 4,750 similar cars built in 1948
  • Power-operated top
  • “Fashion Car of the Year” for 1948
  • Nicely chosen color combination

Following WWII, America’s independent auto manufacturers worked feverishly to beat the “Big Three” to market with completely new designs, and Packard was no exception. The all-new 22nd Series debuted in August 1947, and since Packard did not limit itself to model-year changeovers, the cars were marketed until May 1949. With clean and streamlined styling, the radically rounded new Packard line featured an elongated hood, an “ox-yoke” upper grille and a horizontal wraparound lower grille. Accolades included the “Fashion Car of the Year” for 1948 from the New York Fashion Academy.

This Super Eight Victoria Convertible Coupe carries a very nice older restoration finished in green with two-tone beige and brown interior and a tan cloth power-operated top. It is equipped with the famed Packard 327-cid, 145-hp inline eight-cylinder engine and three-speed manual transmission. The car is fitted with Packard wire wheels and white sidewall tires. The all-new Victoria was one of three new entries in the market for Packard with this 22nd Series and it was the first open car Packard offered since 1942. In the Super Eight Series, reliable sources show that only 4,750 similar cars were built.

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