1941 Packard Super 8 160 news, pictures, specifications, and information
The current owner purchased the car about two years ago and has been doing some restoration work on it. The car is driven on a regular basis.
By Daniel Vaughan | May 2008
|Derham Formal Sedan|
Derham designed and built bodies for many of the Classic automobile manufacturers, including Packard. This formal sedan was one of the most elegant body styles to appear on any automobile chassis.
The Packard 160 and 180 were powered by the famous Packard straight eight engine.
Today, the Deluxe Convertible Sedan is desirable and rare. It was one of Packard's lowest production models in 1941 and only 100 were built (and seven (some sources say 12) are known to exist today.)
Riding on a 127 inch wheelbase chassis, this Packard is powered by the company's legendary 356 cubic-inch, straight eight motor that develops 165 horsepower. This beautifully restored Packard has been a winner wherever it's been shown.
Mechanically, the Packard 160 shared much of its design with the upscale 180. They shared the chassis design, four-wheel hydraulic brakes, selective synchromesh three-speed transmission and a 160 horsepower straight eight-cylinder engine with hydraulic valve lifters. To distinguish the more senior lines, Packard added luxurious interior appointments, unique hood louver trim and enameled hubcap emblems. Early 1940s Packard innovations included sealed beam headlights, fender mounted parking lamps, and the optional ability to now be 'Cooled by Mechanical Refrigeration.'
Approximately 100 of these convertible sedan models were produced. Convertible sedans, because of the missing room and multiple door openings, were one of the most complex and expensive models. However, due to those same characteristics, they tend to have a low survival rate. This car was first delivered new on December 24, 1940. It is now on its third owner, who purchased it in 2008.
Chassis Num: 14722138
|Sold for $55,000 at 2010 RM Auctions.|
Sold for $50,600 at 2011 Gooding & Company.
Sold for $132,000 at 2012 Barrett-Jackson.
This Super Eight One-Sixty Model 1904 five-person touring sedan rides on a 138-inch wheelbase and wears coachwork by Rollson, the New York City-based coachbuilder formerly known as Rollston. Swathed in brown broadcloth upholstery, the passenger compartment is enhanced with bud vases, a beveled vanity mirror, a speaker phone, jump seats, silk sun shades and a heater. Upholstered in black leather with a wood grain windowsill trim and offering a fashionable instrument panel with a horizontally graded speedometer, the driver's cockpit is just as sophisticated.
There are dual side-mount spares and whitewall tires.
In 2011, the car was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Amelia Island, Florida where it was estimated to sell for $60,000-$80,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $50,600 inclusive of buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2011
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