1948 Packard Super Eight

On July 25th of 1947, Packard introduced its all-new post-war car, the 22nd Series. They wore styling by Briggs Manufacturing Company, Packard's body supplier, under chief designer Albert Prance. The first model to enter production was the convertible victoria, Packards first open car since 1942. The styling was well received and was deemed the Fashion Car of the Year by the Fashion Academy of New York. It was awarded prizes at shows in Caracas, Luzerne, Sofia, and Monte Carlo.

Packards 1948 model lineup included the Standard Eight, Deluxe Eight, a Super Eight, and Custom Eight. The Super Eight was the middle offering and came with an L-head 327 cubic-inch eight-cylinder engine offering 145 horsepower. Wheelbase sizes measured 120- and 141-inches. Bodystyles included a sedan, club sedan, Deluxe Sedan, Limousine and Deluxe Limousine.


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The Packard Motor Company relied on making luxurious cars that were highly refined, fitted with luxurious coachwork, and powered by proven engineering. This belief had placed them among the elite in the auto industry during the early 1900s. As the world entered the Great Depression, the Packard Company was one of the few that managed to survive. In fact, they outsold all of their competitors combined.....
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1948 Vehicle Profiles

1948 Packard Super Eight vehicle information

Standard Closed Wheelbase Sedan

Chassis Num: 784503

The 22nd Series of Packard's was introduced in August of 1947. Since Packard did not limit itself to model year changeovers unlike its larger competitors, the new models were marketed until May 1949. These new Packard models had clean and streamlin....[continue reading]

1948 Packard Super Eight vehicle information

Victoria Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: 2279-5628

The 1948 Packard Super Eight was powered by a 327 cubic-inch Straight 8-cylidner engine offering 145 horsepower. The cars rode on a 120-inch wheelbase and fitted with soft springs giving it a smooth ride. They had electro-hydraulic power seats, windo....[continue reading]

1948 Packard Super Eight vehicle information

Victoria Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: 22793753

Most of the 22nd Series Packard styling was done at Briggs Manufacturing Company, Packard's body supplier, under the guidance of chief designer Albert Prance. The design used the flat side profile of Kaiser with a shortened Packard grille. These new ....[continue reading]

1948 Packard Super Eight vehicle information

Victoria Convertible Coupe

A mostly unrestored car, this car wears new paint and chrome applied some 40 years ago. The interior is original, and the car shows 47,000 original miles. It has power seats, power windows, a power top, and an overdrive transmission.....[continue reading]

Standard Closed Wheelbase Sedan
Chassis #: 784503 
Victoria Convertible Coupe
Chassis #: 2279-5628 
Victoria Convertible Coupe
Chassis #: 22793753 
Victoria Convertible Coupe
 

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Price Comparison

1948 Super Eight
$3,806-$20,000
1948 Packard Super Eight Price Range: $2,670 - $3,806

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Packard
1953Chevrolet (1,346,475)Ford (1,247,542)Plymouth (650,451)90,252
1952Chevrolet (818,142)Ford (671,733)Plymouth (396,000)62,921
1951Chevrolet (1,229,986)Ford (1,013,381)Plymouth (611,000)100,713
1950Chevrolet (1,498,590)Ford (1,208,912)Plymouth (610,954)42,627
1949Ford (1,118,308)Chevrolet (1,010,013)Plymouth (520,385)116,955
1948Chevrolet (696,449)Ford (430,198)Plymouth (412,540)92,251
1947Chevrolet (671,546)Ford (429,674)Plymouth (382,290)51,086
1946Ford (468,022)Chevrolet (398,028)Plymouth (264,660)30,793

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