The 1932 Packard 900 Light Eight Coupe-Roadster was produced for only one year, 1932. Its selling price ranged from $1,795 to $1,940. The engine was a L-head in-line 8, iron block, aluminum crankcase, rated at 319 cubic-inches, generating 110 horsepower. It has a three-speed transmission. The car weighed 3,990 lbs, with an overall length of the car is 195 inches.
The shovelnose grille is unique to the Light Eight. Other features include: parking and headlights have the Packard Yoke, ride control, windshield opens outward, ventilators in cowl and both kick panels, freewheeling vacuum clutch, golf bag door and rumble seats.
James Ward Packard built his first automobile at Warren, Ohio in 1899. Detroiter Henry Joy became enthusiastically involved and moved the company there. His successor, Alvan Macauley, teamed with engineer Jesse Vincent to make Packard one of the fi [Read More...]
'In presenting its Light Eight, Packard now adds a new fine car at a new low price to the distinguished line of famous Packard Eights. Lighter in weight through engineering and manufacturing advances, this car is nevertheless ample in power, roomy i [Read More...]
Sold for $275,000 at 2015 Barrett-Jackson
Throughout the 1910s and 1920s, Packards were among the elite in luxury automobiles. The company, along with Pierce-Arrow and Peerless, was one of the 'Three Ps' of American motorcar royalty. With the stock market crash in 1929 the auto industry was [Read More...]