1939 Packard Super Eight Model 1703 Body 1277 Convertible Sedan v8
Price: US $78,890.00 Item location: Indian Trail, North Carolina, United States
- Make: Packard
- Model: Model 1703
- SubModel: SERIES 17TH
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: BODY 1277
- Year: 1939
- Mileage: 74981
- VIN: b505102
- Color: Black
- Engine size: 320 V8 130HP CARB STROMBERG EE23
- Number of cylinders: V8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Brown
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1939 Packard Model 1703 BODY 1277In 1939 Packard built a total of 3962 units, which entailed 15 different models, in which they never kept a count on how many of each they built, so who knows how many Sedan Super Eight Convertibles are out there! The one we are representing is strait out of someone's personal collection, time has come for it to GO and make some space for something else. This running and driving, unrestored 8-cylinder example is highly optioned and a good candidate for recommissioning. Options include a radio, heater, and dual side-mounted spares. The Super 8 was relatively rare for 1939, representing only 5% of Packard Sedan's Convertible production.
by the mid-1960s?Toyota and Datsun were single-marque producers in the U.S. But Packard President James Nance was fixated on merging with Nash, Hudson, and Studebaker to become the fourth ?full line? auto manufacturer. In this scenario Packard would become the premium brand, with Hudson covering the Chrysler/Buick segment, Nash below that, and Studebaker handling the bread-and-butter Chevy/Ford/Plymouth market. Once Packard merged with Stude and American Motors President George Romney refused to consider a merger with Packard, it was the beginning of the end.
This Packard is just looking for a new home, has always been garaged and driven time to time, for any further details or additional pictures please reach out to Cyrus at 702.286.3248 - The car is located in Charlotte, North Carolina - Can be seen & driven upon Appointment Only.