GREAT ORIGINAL, 282 STRAIGHT 8, 3 SPEED AUTO, VERY GOOD PAINT & INTERIOR!
In the 1930s, just about anybody who was anyone owned a Packard. Their magical blend of luxury, engineering, and performance are still legendary, and cars like this 1938 Packard Eight convertible are near the top of every pre-war era collector's wish list.
There's no arguing that this is a spectacular looking car. And when you factor in the handsome burgundy paint with red pin stripping that lays flat on the fenders, the appeal becomes quite astounding. It's a truly massive and rakish piece of art, with a stunning top-down profile that belongs in a parade. Finish work is up to the standards that you'd expect from a senior Packard, with four doors that fit well and glossy paint that will look great on the show field or on tour. Dual sidemounts make it look that much more impressive, along with a rear-mounted trunk that adds valuable storage capacity. Correct chrome bumpers, amber fog lights, and thermostatically-controlled radiator shutters add to the visual eye-candy.
The interior offers a level of vintage authenticity with elegant, burgundy leather seating. Garnish moldings and hardware help keep the original theme, and all the controls on the dash, including the steering wheel and gauges, are all Packard items. Even the under-dash heater is an accessory unit that's still hooked up and functional. The long floor shifter features a knob that matches the large diameter banjo steering wheel. There's expansive legroom for the rear passengers, and the canvas top requires a couple people to raise or lower, but it's worth it because it stacks neatly behind the seat for a sporty open-air look.
The 282 cubic inch Packard straight-8 is known for being torquey, smooth, reliable, and still embodies all the precise tolerances and impeccable engineering for which Packard was famous. It spins to life easily, and idles so smoothly you may have to check to be sure it's still running. A 3-speed manual transmission propels the big convertible as it accelerates reasonably well and cruises at 50 MPH without difficulty. Brakes are 4-wheel mechanical drums, so plan your stops accordingly, and 4-ply whitewall BF Goodrich Silvertown tires maintain a vintage look and comfortable ride.
This Packard has been meticulously maintained and includes a data book with specs and an owner's manual. There's no doubt that when you pull up in this convertible that people will stop and stare with plenty of compliments will follow. Call today!
- Leather Seats
- Manual Convertible Top
- AM Radio
- Owner's Manual
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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