1948 PACKARD WOODY NO RESERVE !!!!!

Price: US $5,500.00 Item location: Santa Ana, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Packard
  • Model: 22nd Station Sedan
  • SubModel: NO RESERVE
  • Type: Station Wagon WOODY
  • Trim: WOODY Wagon
  • Year: 1948
  • Mileage: 56,000
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: 288
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 3 Speed
  • Interior color: Unspecified DUSTY
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1948 Packard 22nd Station Sedan NO RESERVE

For your consideration is this 1948, 22nd Series, Packard Woody Station Wagon. I bought the car 3 weeks ago to save it from the potential crusher by it's second owner in Arizona.NOTE: THE CAR IS ACTUALLY IN ARIZONA and NOT Michigan where I am based, so I will meet the winning bidder at storage at pick-up time: This car was purchased by the parents of a friend in 2003 in the city of PINETOP, ARIZONA. This car has spent its' whole life there in Arizona. If you are reading this advert, I need not go into a history of Packards or a full-on description of the car this project once was or can, again, be. I need not tell you how rare such a vehicle is, orhow rare it may actually be, that one comes up for auction on ebay. I know that you will do a Google search and check many-a forum in pursuit of historical data which will elude to the attributes of such a find.It is amazing how quickly a tradition can catch on. Packard offered its first factory station wagons in 1940, and they were rather magnificent hand-crafted creations on the six-cylinder 110 and eight-cylinder 120 chassis. While production would last only two years, Packard’s wagons made an impact among buyers who had long favored the company’s limousines, and now they had a suitable companion for the country house. After World War II, Packard took opportunity of that brand loyalty by offering a new wood-trimmed model, which would cross the borders of town and country.
The new model was dubbed the Station Sedan, and it was essentially a Standard Eight Sedan that featured beautifully hewn white ash paneling over an all-steel body, a unique semi-fastback roofline, and rear quarter panels. While it looked for all the world like the “woodies” of old, wood played a structural role in only the tailgate, which pioneered the two-piece gate that would become a feature of most all 1950s wagons. The model was lush, evocative of a bygone era, and one of Packard’s most elegant offerings.
Unfortunately, the buying public that Packard executive and styling guru Edward Macauley saw for the model was just not there. The vast majority of Station Sedans were produced in 1948, with leftovers being renumbered to sell in 1949 and, finally, in 1950. As the wooden body required proper care that many examples did not receive, the majority of the few built have not survived, and as a result, the last of the wood-trimmed Packards have become a great rarity.


This car has NO KEYS, but, of course, keys can be made by supplying ANY locksmith with the door lock cylinders. There is NO additional chrome. The car is being sold as it is pictured here. While I can no longer get the hood open, the mechanicals are all in place and the car rolls (albeit there is a flat at the moment). BRING A TRAILER as this vehicle CANNOT be driven (again, no keys and not restored).IDO sell and ship abroad, but NOT TO AFRICA. ALL SHIPPING,CUSTOMS and PORT & TAX CHARGESARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER! I am including a ton of photos and one can feel free to contact me by EBAY e-mail anytime. Keep in mind that any questions and or answers given may be posted to the open auction so that others may read and not ask the same questions.

THIS IS A NO RESERVE AUCTION!!!!! So, good luck with the bidding. I live in Michigan and will provide the winning bidder with a clear title within 7 days of winning the auction. AS THIS IS A 68 YEAR OLD VEHICLE, THERE IS TO BE NO WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, on this vehicle. I offer no riders of any sort on this BARN-FIND / PROJECT car. There are no refunds offered on this vehicle given it's age and the complexity of mechanicals involved in a restoration of any kind, so please do not bid to win if you anticipate buyer's remorse or do not understand the scope of such a restoration. To this winner will go a vehicle capable of fetching figures above $60,000 once restored. The final funds are to be transferred to my Wells-Fargo account by wire transfer and a immediate, and non-refundable deposit of$700.00 is to be sent by PayPal at the close of the winning bid. Thanks a bunch and happy bidding!