1948 Packard Super Eight news, pictures, and information
|Standard Closed Wheelbase Sedan|
Chassis Num: 784503
|Sold for $9,350 at 2009 RM Auctions.|
This 1948 Packard Super Eight was powered by a 327 cubic-inch eight-cylinder engine with Carter two-barrel carburetor and offering 145 horsepower. There is a three-speed manual transmission with overdrive and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. The 120-inch wheelbase is suspended in place by an independent front suspension with coil springs, and a solid rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs.
The Packard Super Eight name would continue until 1951, when the entire range of Packard's motorcars was renamed. The Super Eights were renamed 300.
In the late 1990s, the car was stripped to bare metal and then refinished in blue. It retains its original grey interior and correct Packard 327 engine.
In 2009, this car was brought to RM Auctions 'Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook' where it was estimated to sell for $20,000-$30,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the lot was sold for the sum of $9,350 including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2009
|Victoria Convertible Coupe|
This Super 8 has been owned by the same owner for nearly two decades. A group-up restoration was completed in 1999 and a 'freshening up' was performed in 2010.
By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2010
|Victoria Convertible Coupe|
Chassis Num: 22793753
|High bid of $102,500 at 2003 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions. (did not sell)|
High bid of $102,500 at 2010 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions. (did not sell)
Sold for $66,000 at 2011 RM Auctions.
The Fashion Academy of New York deemed the car the 'Fashion Car of the Year.'
This Victoria Convertible has been given a full restoration and finished in black with black canvas top. It is equipped with a power top, power windows, power seat and overdrive. There is a radio and vacuum-operated antenna and an under-seat heater for passenger comfort. Inside, there was black-and-white leather upholstery and the car rode on chrome wire wheels with Packard hexagon hub caps. There are twin side mirrors and a Packard spotlight.
In 2011, the car was offered for sale at RM Auction's Arizona sale where it was estimated to sell for $70,000 - $90,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $66,000, inclusive of buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2011
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