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1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty Convertible Coupe Vehicle Profile

1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty photograph

1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty photograph

1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty photograph

1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty photograph

1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty photograph

1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty photograph

1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty photograph

1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty photograph

1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty photograph

1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty photograph

1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty photograph

1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty photograph

1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty photograph

1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty photograph

1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty photograph

1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty photograph

1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty photograph

1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty photograph

1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty photograph

1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty photograph

1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty photograph

1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty photograph

1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty photograph

1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty photograph

1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty photograph

1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty photograph

1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty photograph

1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty photograph

1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty photograph

1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty photograph

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By 1940, these Darrin-customized Packards now appeared in Packard advertising and were favorites of individuals who wanted something just a bit more distinctive than Packard's regular offerings.

One such individual was western film actor and singer Gene Autry, who purchased this car new in Dallas, Texas in 1942. This car was part of the collection of several prominent car collectors, including Otis Chandler, Bob Turnquist and Richard Kughn. The current owner acquired it from Mr. Kughn in 2014.

Automobile designer Howard 'Dutch' Darrin began customizing Packards at his Hollywood, California shop in the late 1930s but eventually shifted production to Connersville, Indiana, where this car was built.

The 180 series used Packard's big, 356 cubic-inch inline eight which developed 160 horsepower.

The Darrin bodied Packards Model 180 rode on a 127 inch wheelbase and were powered by a 356 cubic-inch straight-8 engine offering 165 horsepower. They had a three-speed transmission with overdrive. The bodies were modified by coachbuilder Hess & Eisenhart in Cincinnati, Ohio.

This example was originally owned by the singing cowboy, Gene Autry and he drove the car until 1951. It is the last of only 15 Packard Darrins built to special order at a price of $4,595.


By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2014



No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1942 sales)
1942 Packard Custom Super Eight One-Eighty Special Darrin Victoria Convertible
Chassis#: 1529-2009
Sold for USD$885,000
  2021 Worldwide Auctioneers : The 14th Annual Auburn Auction
 
1942 Packard Custom Super Eight 180 Convertible Victoria
Chassis#: 1529-2006
Sold for USD$324,000
  2021 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours Auction
 
1942 Packard Clipper One Eighty Convertible Victoria by Darrin
Chassis#: 1529-2004
Sold for USD$401,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty image  1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty image  
1942 Packard 180 Darrin
Sold for USD$330,000
  2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook
1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty image  1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty image  
1942 Packard 180 Super Eight Convertible Victoria
Chassis#: E502240
Sold for USD$280,500
  2004 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction
 
1942 Packard Super 8 One Eighty Darrin
Sold for USD$240,750
  2004 The Florida Collector Car Auction
 
1942 Packard Super 8-180 Victoria
Sold for USD$214,500
  2003 Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall
 
1942 Packard Darrin Convertible
Sold for USD$270,300
  2002 Michigan Fall Classic Car Auction - The Kughn Collection
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1942 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
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Packard Super-8 One-Eighty Vehicle Profiles
Sedan
Packard Super-8 One-Eighty Sedan

Model Year: 1941
Profile
Sedan
Packard Super-8 One-Eighty Sedan

Model Year: 1941
Profile
Convertible Coupe
Packard Super-8 One-Eighty Convertible Coupe

Coachbuilder: Darrin
Model Year: 1942
Profile

Convertible Coupe
Packard Super-8 One-Eighty Convertible Coupe

Coachbuilder: Darrin
Model Year: 1942
Profile
Convertible Coupe
Packard Super-8 One-Eighty Convertible Coupe

Coachbuilder: Darrin
Model Year: 1942
Convertible Coupe
Packard Super-8 One-Eighty Convertible Coupe

Coachbuilder: Darrin
Model Year: 1942
Profile

Convertible Coupe
Packard Super-8 One-Eighty Convertible Coupe

Coachbuilder: Darrin
Model Year: 1942
Profile
Convertible Victoria
Packard Super-8 One-Eighty Convertible Victoria

Coachbuilder: Darrin
Model Year: 1942
Profile
Convertible Victoria
Packard Super-8 One-Eighty Convertible Victoria

Coachbuilder: Darrin
Chassis Num: 1529-2004
Engine Num: CE500053
Model Year: 1942
Profile and Auction History

Convertible Coupe
Packard Super-8 One-Eighty Convertible Coupe

Coachbuilder: Darrin
Chassis Num: 15292 013
Model Year: 1942
Profile and Auction History
Extended Wheelbase Limousine
Packard Super-8 One-Eighty Extended Wheelbase Limousine

Model Year: 1946
Profile
Standard Wheelbase Touring Sedan
Packard Super-8 One-Eighty Standard Wheelbase Touring Sedan

Model Year: 1946

Extended Wheelbase Sedan
Packard Super-8 One-Eighty Extended Wheelbase Sedan

Model Year: 1947
Profile
Standard Wheelbase Club Sedan
Packard Super-8 One-Eighty Standard Wheelbase Club Sedan

Model Year: 1947
Profile
Deluxe Eight Club Sedan
Packard Super-8 One-Eighty Deluxe Eight Club Sedan

Chassis Num: 21252345
Model Year: 1947

Sedan
Packard Super-8 One-Eighty Sedan

Coachbuilder: Henney
Chassis Num: 2151-3026
Model Year: 1947
Profile and Auction History
Club Sedan
Packard Super-8 One-Eighty Club Sedan

Model Year: 1953
Profile
Custom Sedan
Packard Super-8 One-Eighty Custom Sedan

Model Year: 1955

Custom Sedan
Packard Super-8 One-Eighty Custom Sedan

Model Year: 1955
Town Sedan
Packard Super-8 One-Eighty Town Sedan

Model Year: 1957
Profile
Country Sedan Station Wagon
Packard Super-8 One-Eighty Country Sedan Station Wagon

Chassis Num: 57L-5701
Model Year: 1957
Profile and Auction History

Country Sedan Station Wagon
Packard Super-8 One-Eighty Country Sedan Station Wagon

Chassis Num: 57L3011
Model Year: 1957
Profile and Auction History


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