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1937 Packard Super Eight Convertible Sedan

  • Beautiful body-off-the-frame restoration
  • Packard Automobile Classics National Meet First Place
  • CCCA and AACA National First Prize winner
  • Ideal Full Classic® for touring with Red Oxblood leather interior
  • Desirable roll-up divider window

VIN: 1063268

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For Packard, 1937 ushered in a memorable and much-needed successful year for the American luxury automaker as it showcased a robust recovery from the economic downturn of the early 1930s. Packard's comeback was fueled in part by its foray into the mid-level car market, rendering the upscale Packard brand more accessible to the average consumer. The 1937 passenger car lineup featured two distinct categories: the Junior Packards (115 and 120) and the Senior Packards (Super Eight and Twelve). The introduction of the 1937 Super Eight heralded a vehicle brimming with technological advancements and stylistic updates.

Among the technological enhancements was the incorporation of "Safe-T-Flex" independent front suspension, ensuring a smoother ride. The 1937 Junior 115 Series also saw the introduction of hydraulic drum brakes, a substantial improvement in stopping power compared to the mechanical braking systems of previous generations. Stylistically, the 15th Series Super Eight boasted redesigned front and rear bumpers, a new front grille, and a raked radiator angle of 30 degrees. Other noteworthy changes included the relocation of front door hinges from the rear to the front, eliminating the front "suicide" doors present in the preceding Packard series.

An award-winning Packard in multiple arenas, this 1937 Packard Super Eight Convertible Sedan was the recipient of an extensive body-off-the-frame restoration. Before the current consignor acquired this example, it had resided in an Ohio-based collection that consisted of modern-day supercars, pre-war classics, and a bit of everything in between, but this Packard was one of the owner's favorites to tour. The steel body is robed in a deep black paint that is accented by subtle red pinstriping, a beige cloth convertible top with red piping, and 16-inch black wheels with matching red pinstriping, trim rings, and chrome center hubcaps. Furthering the elegant and bold appearance of this commanding Packard are dual-covered side-mounted spare tires topped with chrome mirrors, bumper guards, a pair of Trippe driving lights, and a rear folding trunk rack.

Matching the pinstriping of the outside, the cabin has been reupholstered in beautiful Red Oxblood leather with matching carpeting and door panels. Interior accoutrements include a burl grain dash, woodgrain banjo-style steering wheel, clock, AM radio, a roll-up divider window, rear ashtrays, robe cord, courtesy light, and a folding center armrest. A true Classic Car Club of America Full Classic®, this Packard is equipped with a mechanically sound 135-horsepower 320-cubic-inch L-head straight-eight engine paired with a Stromberg single two-barrel carburetor that is backed by a three-speed manual transmission.

Pinned with an array of awards from multiple shows, this Packard Super Eight proudly wears a Packard Automobile Classics National Meet First Place badge, CCCA National First Prize, and AACA National First Prize badge. Packards were built to last and made to transport their occupants in the ultimate form of American luxury. Awaiting to be enjoyed by its next caretaker on the open road, this 1937 Packard Super Eight Convertible Sedan, with a proven show record, is a great vehicle to take on classic car tours and shows around the country.

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