1937 Packard Super 8 Convertible Victoria - Fantastic Tour Car!

1937 Packard Super Eight Convertible Victoria for sale in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Condition: Used
Item location: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Make: Packard
Model: Super Eight
Type: Convertible
Trim: Convertible Victoria
Year: 1937
Mileage: 80,000
Color: Yellow
Engine size: Super 8
Number of cylinders: 8
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 3 Speed
Interior color: Tan
Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Packard Super Eight 1937

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1937 Packard Super 8 Convertible Victoria Offered as a buy-it-now. Make us an offer!

The '37 Packard is a legendary car, one 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 nicely restored car runs and drives quite well and is just the thing for your touring and showing pleasure. The seller bought the car primarily to take on CCCA CARavans and wanted it to be fool proof. Subesequently he spent a lot of money doing the following things in the last 2 years: Overdrive unit installed, R & A Engineering oil filter, 4 Diamond Back Radial Tires, New exhaust manifold – Coated to resist cracking. Top end engine rebuild. Rebuilt mechanical fuel pump and installed new electric booster, installed Seat Belts. installed Battery disconnect switch, New fan belt, Transmission rebuilt. Gauges rebuilt. Carburetor rebuilt. Brakes serviced. Instrument lights repaired. New fuel sender. New glove boxes. Windshield wipers repaired. The car has now completed 3 CARavans and around 3800 miles without incident.
Cosmetically the car is in very nice condition, and would score well in judged shows. The paint is in very nice condition as is the interior and brightwork. The car starts right up, runs strong with excellent oil pressure, and shifts and stops well.
Here we have a great opportunity to get a tour and show ready Convertible Victoria-one of the most desirable bodies styles. This is a car that won't surprise you with lots of little issues and problem, its a car you can jump in and drive and enjoy immediately.



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Packard was founded by brothers James Ward Packar, William Doud Packard and his partner George Lewis Weiss in the city of Warren, OH. 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, himself a mechanical engineer, had some ideas how to improve on the designs of current automobiles. By 1899, they were building vehicles. The company, which they called the Ohio Automobile Company, quickly introduced a number of innovations in its designs, including the modern steering wheel and years later the first production 12-cylinder engine. While Ford was producing cars that sold for $440, the Packards concentrated on more upscale cars that started at $2,600. Packard automobiles developed a following not only in the United States, but also abroad, with many heads of state owning them. In need of more capital, the Packard brothers would find it when Henry Joy, a member of one of Detroit's oldest and wealthiest families, bought a Packard. Impressed by its reliability, he visited the Packards and soon enlisted a group of investors that included his brother-in-law, Truman Newberry. In 1902, Ohio Automobile Company became Packard Motor Car Company, with 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, and included the first use of reinforced concrete for industrial construction in Detroit. When opened in 1903, it 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, MI. Throughout the nineteen-tens and twenties, Packard 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, along 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, Packard 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, with some series lasting nearly two years, and others lasting as short a time as seven months. In the long run, though, Packard did average approximately one new series per year. By 1930, Packard automobiles were considered part of the "Seventh Series". By 1942, Packard was in its "Twentieth Series". There never was a "Thirteenth Series". Our Ebay Policies:
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