1950 Packard Super 8 Station Sedan
- Condition: Used
- Make: Packard
- Model: Super 8
- Type: Wagon
- Trim: Station Sedan
- Year: 1950
- Mileage: 7,342
- VIN: H409223
- Color: Valiant Green
- Engine size: 327ci L-Head Straight 8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gas
- Transmission: 3 Speed
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Tan cloth/vinyl
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1950 Packard Super 81950 Packard Super 8 Station Sedan
A truly beautiful design by illustrator Jeff Godshall that ultimately escaped Packard’s final production. This Super 8 Station Sedan is a remarkable example of one California collector’s dream of turning a prototype Packard into a reality! It’s hard not to recognize his efforts and massive expense once you view this impressive automobile in person! Stunning in every single respect, visually and mechanically! A very unique one-of-a-kind investment!
We are very proud offer this 1950 Packard Super 8 Station Sedan finished in Valiant Green Metallic over gorgeous Tan combination cloth & vinyl interior! Power comes from the Super 8 327ci L-head straight 8 cylinder engine providing 150 horsepower mated to a 3-speed column shift transmission with Electro-matic clutch & R-11 overdrive. Additional features include AM pushbutton radio, cormorant hood ornament, special 22nd Series window cranks, heater, passenger vanity mirror, and fold-down rear cargo seat. Under the dash, a set of Stewart Warner gauges better monitor the oil pressure & water temp.
This impeccably restored Packard example is a very special tribute to a car that sincerely should have been built. With beautiful lines, simple body accents, and the incorporation of wood framed windows over metal doors, it’s impossible not to admit how handsome this car really is. Sadly though, no Super Eight Station Sedan was ever produced in 1949, just a Standard Eight short wheelbase was offered. When evidence appeared in catalog illustration form by Jeff Godshall showcasing what could only be considered Packard’s possible design effort to develop a long wheelbase Super 8 Station Sedan for 1949, longtime Packard collector and Escalon, California resident, Clarence Blixt, was immediately in love and set a course to build one for himself!
To meet the visual requirements of the body lines, Blixt needed to start with long wheelbase 23rd Series Super 8 Chassis. Lucky enough, he was able to source one from Custom Auto owner, Robert Escalante, based in Santa Ana, CA that was already in need of restoration. The Station Sedan on the other hand, would need to be a 1949 22nd Series design, and he knew of one that had been in the Escalon area for the better part of 25 years. Having acquired both by 1996, the restoration began. With both cars completely stripped and dismantled, everything was bead-blasted and rebuilt professionally from the ground up. The Station Sedan doors were stripped of their original wood that had already deteriorated beyond repair to make them ready to mate to the metal door skins of the 23rd Series Super 8. The only other noted sheet metal borrowed from the Super 8 would be the rear fender portion to incorporate the 23rd Series special oval taillights. And the front clip was retained from the 23rd Series because it was 7 inches longer to hide the longer 127” wheelbase. Otherwise, very little rust repair was necessary for either California donor car, and the task was set forth to carefully reconstruct the wood frames and tailgate area.
Resources to find original NOS wood proved difficult in the late 1990’s, but one lucky encounter with an advertisement in Hemmings lead Mr. Blixt to a seller of an original, untouched NOS lower tailgate from a 1949 Station Sedan. After immediate purchase, he was able to see the factory original color tones and wood to build from. So, the majority of the wood now encompassing the window glass throughout was all carefully crafted by a skilled woodworker from Northern California. The results and fitment are nothing short of amazing! Even inside, the wood-lined cargo area is like polished artwork, accented perfectly with highly polished chrome slats. Every aspect of the car has been rebuilt or refinished. Fully rebuilt engine & transmission, new suspension & driveline components, new exhaust, all new brakes derived from a 1951-52 Clipper by recommendation of fellow Packard restorers (shoes, cylinders, and drums), all new wiring, all new interior from the headliner to the floor coverings, re-plated chrome, re-polished stainless steel body moldings, and on and on. Completed in approximately 2002, it had been shown regularly at Packard international events. It is a remarkable car visually and even more so when driving it down the road! Well done Mr. Blixt! We applaud your vision, courage, and tenacity to take on such a project. We would invite prospective buyers to conduct their own inspections and call with any questions. We look forward to working with you!IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR POTENTIAL BUYERS:
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- Price: $69,900
- VIN: H409223
- Cylinders: Straight 8
- Title: Clear/ MO
- Exterior Color: Valiant Green
- Engine: 327ci L-Head
- Transmission: 3-speed
- Mileage: 7,342
- Interior Color: Tan cloth/vinyl
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