1936 Packard Super Eight Formal Sedan

Sold For $44,000

Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.

RM | Auctions - HERSHEY 10 - 11 OCTOBER 2019

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  • Nicely restored example; one of just 1,330 built
  • Powerful and reliable 385 cu. in. straight eight
  • Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) Full Classic

Packard’s 14th series marked a significant turning point for the company. Introduced in 1936 to replace the 12th series, it marked the end for many signature Packard features, such as the 17-inch wire wheels, ride-control shocks, Bijur chassis lubrication, and perhaps most notably, the legendary 385-cubic-inch straight eight. As before, three distinct model lines were available: the Eight, Super Eight, and Twelve, all of which were available in a tremendous variety of body styles and configurations, including the formal sedan, body style number 1404, offered here.

Though the Junior Packards of the era helped usher the company through the Great Depression, those who could afford the more luxurious eight-cylinder Senior Packards were treated to the 385-cubic-inch, 150-horsepower straight eight and a three-speed synchromesh transmission. In no small part due to the reliable performance of this engine, the 14th Series cars remain as popular with collectors today.

The Super Eight is unquestionably one of the finest-driving pre-war Packards, with exceptional power and a superb level of luxury. In fact, very few pre-war automobiles offer the combination of luxury, elegance, and performance so perfectly as a Packard; this beautiful example is no exception. This car is nicely restored and presented in classic black paint with exceptional tan leather and cloth upholstery and accented with woodgrain dash and moldings. It is desirably equipped with wide whitewall tires, dual side-mount spare tires with metal covers, deluxe radio, glass divider window, trunk rack, and the iconic Cormorant hood ornament.

This CCCA Full Classic is an excellent candidate to use on CARavans or tours. Sure to attract attention anywhere it goes, this Packard offers a driving experience and pride of ownership that is hard to match at any price.

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