1948 Packard Standard Eight news, pictures, and information
It is still owned by the original driver who was a delivery boy for Heyduks Florist in Cleveland, who bought the car new. Ed, the delivery body who was present when the car was delivered to the florist is now over 70 years old and still driving the car.
Totally new on the automotive scene in 1948 was the Packard Station Sedan Body 2201. Despite its price being $1,200 higher than the Standard Eight Sedan the wagon-line car was still classed in the 2201 series.
- The 22nd Series was introduced September 1947
The wood was northern birch framing wîth maple panels and was basically decorative, as the overall structure was braced by the metal body shell which actually was modified from the Standard Sedan Body, only the upper rear quarters which were removed from the sedan body used the wood as actual bracing. On the door sides and window frames the regular sheet metal was cut away in order to allow the wood to be inlaid, rather than just bolted on top. Únlike most other station wagons, which were 8 or 9-passenger cars the Packard was strictly a 6-passenger model, wîth no provision for a third seat. No light-weight, the Station sedan weighs 4,080 pounds.Source - National Packard Museum
Chassis Num: 229344414
Engine Num: H225231
|Sold for $68,200 at 2006 Gooding & Company.|
In 1948, Packard produced 3,266 examples of the 22nd Series Station Sedan and 126 in 1947. Production continued until 1949, though a few were sold as 1950 models. Station wagons would not return to the Packard line-up until 1957 and 1958 with the Studebaker-derived wagon.
This 1948 Packard 22nd Series Station Wagon was offered for sale at the 2006 Gooding & Company Auction held in Pebble Beach, Ca. It is powered by an L-head straight-eight engine that develops 130 horsepower. It has a three-speed manual gearbox and sits atop a 120-inch wheelbase. There is seating for six and 21 cubic-feet of cargo space with both seats in use. A spare tire can be found under the floor.
At auction, the car was offered without reserve and estimated to sell for $65,000-$75,000. The estimate appeared to be very accurate as the car was sold for $68,200.
By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2007
This car was originally sold by the Earl C. Anthony distributorship in California. This car has a unique roof-mounted luggage rack that appears to have been installed by Coachcraft Ltd. in Hollywood, CA.
In an attempt to preserve originality, restoration was limited to refinishing wood, new paint (original color), re-chrome several parts and re-upholstering of seats only with duplicate of original material.
As the 1950's dawned, automakers began to substitute real wood wîth fiberglass railing and Di-Noc wood grain decals.Source - Gilmore Museum
Chassis Num: 22932250
|Sold for $51,700 at 2012 RM Auctions.|
This 1948 Packard Station sedan was previously in the collection of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum. It is painted in Packard's Golden Green with a tan vinyl interior. It is equipped with a radio and heater for passenger entertainment and comfort and twin backup lights for convenience. The 288 cubic-inch L-head eight-cylinder engine offers 130 horsepower and is mated to a three-speed manual transmission with overdrive. There are four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes and a wheelbase that measures 120-inches.
In 2012, the car was offered for sale at the St. Johns sale presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $40,000 to $60,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $51,700 inclusive of buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2012
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