1935 Packard 120 Frame Off Restoration in Stunning Dark Burgundy Museum Quality!

Price: - Item location: Sarasota, Florida, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Packard
  • Model: Sedan
  • Doors: 4
  • Year: 1935
  • Mileage: 75,519
  • VIN: 8931620
  • Color: Burgundy
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1935 Packard Sedan

Vehicle Overview

This 1935 Packard 120 was purchased by a local retired gentlemen over 20 years ago it was an all original car with only 68K miles on it. He drove it like it was for fun for a short time. After doing extensive research and getting an estimate from a shop that specializes in the restoration of vintage automobiles, he decided to have the entire car restored off the frame and began a 3 year journey to get the car refinished. All work that was suggested was approved and so the car ended up with a very expensive and very detailed complete restoration. This was completed about15 years ago and the car has been stored with a high gloss wax and a car cover ever since. It was primarily driven to get to the car show and back. The color used was the correct shade of Dark Burgundy and the car has a beautiful tan cloth interior. The color combination is very rich looking and giving the beautiful body lines an even more classy appearance. The car is in tip top shape and is ready to be enjoyed or displayed at car shows or museums. Picky buyers welcome. The previous owner did not cut any corners and the restoration was performed by a very knowledgeable and experienced restoration shop. 1935 Packard 120's were the only year they offered the car with suicide doors for both the front and rear doors.
More General Information about this model:

The Packard 120 remains a popular collectible today for many of the same reasons that they were popular when new.Options included a single side mount tire, a clock, a heater and a radio.

The 120 was powered by a 120hp, 282-cu.in. L-head straight-eight engine with five main bearings, fed by a Stromberg EE-14 two-barrel carburetor.

These cars were very heavy-duty and well designed, with full-pressure lubrication, insert bearings and aluminum pistons in their engines, and their drivelines are incredibly stout, The old inline-eight starts easily with a push of the button on the dash, and quickly settles into a soft purr within seconds. If you haven't heard an inline-eight run recently, you probably don't remember how buttery smooth they are.

Engine parts are readily available from a variety of vendors, and the Packard inline-eight performs well on the road when properly tuned.

Once the car is rolling at about 10 mph, the torquey old inliner accelerates smoothly to a top end of 80 mph.

All 120s used one transmission: a manual three-speed with a 10-inch single dry-plate clutch. While not glamorous, the transmission works well and is reliable. The rear axle is a hypoid, semi-floating type with a 4.09:1 ratio and is connected by a modern open driveshaft with u-joints. The floor-shift synchromesh three-speed manual transmission is smooth, precise and sturdy and the differential is massive and silent. BODY/FRAME
The 120 was built on a truck-like frame with an X-brace, as was common at the time. The body was mounted high atop the frame, affording the interior a flat floor. Packard frames are resilient, not prone to rusting and were sturdy enough to withstand minor collisions. Body parts aren't being reproduced, so rust repair must be performed using well-preserved used pieces or handcrafted panels and imagination. Thanks to enthusiastic support among vendors and collectors, used body parts are available. SUSPENSION
The 120 rode on an advanced Saf-T-Flex independent front suspension. It used coil springs and upper and lower control arms with kingpins to attach the steering knuckles to the knuckle supports. Spring dampening is handled by knee-action shocks while steering is accomplished with an 18.4:1 ratio Gemmer worm-and-roller-style steering gear. It's a sturdy and simple arrangement that will look somewhat familiar to modern eyes and is infinitely renewable. Out back, traditional leaf springs handle the bumps. These springs are anchored in rubber bushings in the front and hang by a pair of shackles in the rear. Rebuild kits and components for the front end and steering are still available for these cars, as are front and rear springs and bushings. INTERIOR
Packard 120 interiors are elegant, albeit understated. Richardson's sedan is outfitted in broadcloth wool upholstery originally made from virgin wool and supplied by Laidlaw and Company in New York City. Leather was also available in the 120, but the broadcloth wool was the more opulent choice.
The 120's dash consists of a speedometer, flanked by combination temperature and oil, ammeter and fuel gauges in the driver's side oval panel. The radio control console is in the middle of the dash and the radio is in a box that mounts unseen above the steering column. The speaker is on the passenger side near the heater and is about a foot in diameter. There is no external antenna because the wire support nailed to the top bracing fills this role, over that is the usual fabric insert.
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