1938 PACKARD EIGHT 120 SEDAN
Packard motor cars were able to survive the Great Depression, at a time when huge numbers of automobile manufacturers disappeared, and managed to sell relatively large numbers abroad, further proof of the inherent quality found in these cars.
By the mid-1930s the luxury car market in general decline and Packard introduced a new mid-level model known as the 120. In 1938, the 120 was known simply as the Eight and the Sixteenth series chassis was introduced on the 20th of September 1937. The standard wheelbase was slightly longer than the 120, at 127-inches, again using an extremely rigid X-member frame with advanced suspension and hydraulic brakes. Changes included a new grille and bonnet, more rounded lines and a ‘V’ windscreen. The 1601 Eight was offered with a range of body styles including the touring sedan, club coupe, convertible sedan, business coupe, convertible coupe and Deluxe touring sedan. The Eight was powered by a 282-cid straight eight developing 120 horsepower at 3800 rpm.
This Packard Eight offers a potential buyer a rewarding project to complete, with most of the body works already completed (as per receipts). The engine is detached, along with the interior and chrome work (as per images). Sold ‘as is’ and unregistered with file of invoices for body works undertaken and re-print owner’s manual.