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1949 Packard Eight Club Sedan -- for sale in Lutz, Florida, United States

Condition: Used
Item location: Lutz, Florida, United States
Make: Packard
Model: Eight Club Sedan
Type: Sedan
Trim: --
Year: 1949
Mileage: 58912
VIN: 23652316
Color: Gray
Engine size: 288 CI
Power options: --
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: --
Interior color: Gray
Options: --
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Packard Eight Club Sedan 1949

For many, this design is the last of the great Packards. So to find a 1949 Packard Eight Club Sedan that has been preserved, driven, and maintained means this is a distinctive sedan that loves Sunday drives. And when something this appealing is also affordable, then it's worth a closer look. You paid a premium for a Packard, and it's because they offered a mix of top quality and a design like no other car on the road.... 1949 was the debut of the 23rd series, and it was one of the sleekest designs around. The front bumpers and grille were part of one harmonious design, and they both look like the wind formed them around the body. The profile was so sleek, only a torpedo could likely have better aerodynamics. And the rear was a true piece of craftsmanship as it kept the smooth lines while incorporating a wraparound bumper and finishing the full-length trim line. It's all so distinct, and this car really is a period-correct presentation â€" including the sunshade and rear wheel skirts. Even the Lowell Gray paint is a proper Packard color. We won't pretend the finish is perfect, but on a car this complete, people will almost assume it's a cool survivor. So when it all has been preserved so nicely â€" right down to factory wheel covers â€" you know this is a classic that retains its distinctive dignity as it celebrates 70 years. The interior continues this feeling of original-style motoring as the tasteful two-tone gray checkered cloth on the seats coordinates with the door panels and carpeting. Plenty of wood trim and space to really spread out instantly remind you why Packards were true luxury cruisers. And this really feels like classic motoring as you slip behind the original wheel and gaze at everything from the original gauges to the factory AM radio that's on display. Under the hood is one of the truly great classic motors. Packard's straight-eight always draws attention with the long block proudly sitting in the middle, and the piano-style hood means there's always a good view. Not only does the engine bay have the honest presentation of a true driving classic, but it also has been maintained to be that way. So there are the right new parts, including a new starter, fuel pump, and fluids within the last couple of years (call for the longer list of service details.) But it also retains the right amount of originality with classic features like the oil bath air cleaner and generator. This powerplant is mated to a column-shifted three-speed manual transmission, which means you get a great vintage feeling while maintaining complete control. Complete with the owner's manual and maintenance records, this Packard is a true classic offered for a terrific price. Don't miss your chance, call today!

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