1937 Packard Super 8 Club Sedan - Great Driving Car!
- Condition: Used
- Make: Packard
- Model: Super 8
- Type: Sedan
- Trim: Club Sedan
- Year: 1937
- Mileage: 73,000
- VIN: 398829a
- Color: Black
- Engine size: Straight 8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 3 Speed
- Interior color: Gray
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
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1937 Packard Super 8 Club Sedan offered with a reserve
The '37 Packard is a legendary car, ne of the most desirable of all years of Packard production with all the advancements of the time- independant front suspension and hydraulic brakes while still retaining the classic look of the earlier cars.
This very nice older restoration runs and drives quite well and is just the thing for your touring and showing pleasure. This is a car that has never been apart but has been well cared for its entire life and had sensitive cosmetic restoration, nd mechanical maintenance throughout its life. With a known history going back over 20 years the car has had very few owners. The car has had a lot of recent mechanical work including brakes, uel system, nd suspension, mong other things. . Everything works in the car with the exception of the radio. It appears that the transmission was rebuilt earlier. The paint is in very nice condition as is the interior and brightwork. The car starts right up, uns strong with excellent oil pressure, nd shifts and stops well.
Here we have a great opportunity to get a tour and show ready Club Sedan- one of the most desirable bodies styles-at an affordable price.
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Packard was founded by brothers James Ward Packar, illiam Doud Packard and his partner George Lewis Weiss in the city of Warren, H. James Ward believed that they could build a better horseless carriage that the Winton cars owned by Weiss (An important Winton stockholder) and James Ward, imself a mechanical engineer, ad some ideas how to improve on the designs of current automobiles. By 1899, hey were building vehicles. The company, hich they called the Ohio Automobile Company, uickly introduced a number of innovations in its designs, ncluding the modern steering wheel and years later the first production 12-cylinder engine. While Ford was producing cars that sold for $440, he Packards concentrated on more upscale cars that started at $2,600. Packard automobiles developed a following not only in the United States, ut also abroad, ith many heads of state owning them. In need of more capital, he Packard brothers would find it when Henry Joy, member of one of Detroit's oldest and wealthiest families, ought a Packard. Impressed by its reliability, e visited the Packards and soon enlisted a group of investors that included his brother-in-law, ruman Newberry. In 1902, hio Automobile Company became Packard Motor Car Company, ith James as president. Packard moved its automobile operation to Detroit soon after and Joy became general manager and later chairman of the board.
The Packard'factory on East Grand Boulevard in Detroit was designed by Albert Kahn, nd included the first use of reinforced concrete for industrial construction in Detroit. When opened in 1903, t was considered the most modern automobile manufacturing facility in the world and its skilled craftsmen practiced over eighty trades.The 3.5 million ft2 plant covered over 35 acres and straddled East Grand Boulevard. It was later subdivided by eighty-seven different companies. Kahn also designed The Pacakrd Proving Grounds at Utica, I. Throughout the nineteen-tens and twenties, ackard built vehicles consistently were among the elite in luxury automobiles. The company was commonly referred to as being one of the "Three P's" of American motordom royalty, long with Pierce and Peerless. Packard's leadership of the luxury car field was supreme. Entering into the 1930s Packard attempted to beat the stock market crash and subsequent depression by manufacturing ever more opulent and expensive cars than it had prior to October 1929.
Packard did not change cars as often as other manufacturers did at the time. Rather than introducing new models annually, ackard began using its own "Series" formula for differentiating its model change-overs in 1923. New model series did not debut on a strictly annual basis, ith some series lasting nearly two years, nd others lasting as short a time as seven months. In the long run, hough, ackard did average approximately one new series per year. By 1930, ackard automobiles were considered part of the "Seventh Series". By 1942, ackard was in its "Twentieth Series". There never was a "Thirteenth Series". Our Ebay Policies:
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