1938 Packard Super Eight Rumble Seat Convertible Vehicle Profile
Rumble Seat Convertible
'Ask the Man Who Owns One' This luxury Packard was manufactured in Detroit, MI and features a 320 cubic-inch straight 8 developing 135 horsepower. The approximate base price was $3,210. This automobile sports features that faded from fashion by World War II, though it set the standards for 'Classics' such as side-mounted spares and a rumble seat. The need for two spare tires decreased with the modernization of the United States road systems and the rumble seat became largely obsolete when the cars became too fast and streamlined for the comfort of the passengers outside and rumble seats offered no weather protection. Less than 200 of these rumble seat convertibles were built in 1938.