Market Finds: This Pre-War Packard is an Unrestored Survivor

This Pre-War Packard is an Unrestored Survivor

By Petrolicious Productions
February 20, 2014

The car: 1938 Packard Super Eight Touring Sedan

Price: $39,900 (Buy it Now)

Location: East Palatka, Florida, USA

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The Packard Motor Car Company was founded back in 1902 and targeted the top of the car market. When most cars of the era cost under $1000, Packards started at about $2600. Packard was known for being one of America’s first luxury car marques and eventually rose to worldwide popularity. In 1931 for instance, Japan’s Royal Family bought ten Packards because the brand’s reputation was so strong. Packard survived America’s Great Depression and World War II but didn’t successfully re-invent itself for the post-war boom. Sadly, the Packard name was discontinued by then-parent company Studebaker-Packard in 1959.

Independent front suspension and hydraulic brakes are great features we all take for granted today, but back in 1938 they were high-tech and constituted premium ride quality. This four-door touring sedan could serve as a daily driver and has had necessary parts replaced. The nice thing about this car in particular is that it has never been restored, is mostly original, still looks great, and is a pre-war, luxury cruiser. As only 2478 Super Eights were produced in 1938 (who knows how many are still around?), it is a fairly rare car. Packards have a strong owners’ club and spare parts culture so it’s a genuine classic that mere mortals can afford to get into. You can feel safe and special driving this classic but not have to break the bank in the process.

If you know of a great, stylish car for sale and would like us to feature it, let us know!

Petrolicious makes no claim as to the accuracy of the information contained in the car’s original listing, nor will it be held responsible for any errors in said information. If you’re interested in this car, do your homework and research it extensively before you buy. 





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Emmitt Reynolds
Emmitt Reynolds
10 years ago

Amazing car! Cars like this are pieces of history. Hope it goes to someone who appreciates it’s originality and really takes care of it.

Dustin Rittle
Dustin Rittle
10 years ago

WOW what a gorgeous old beauty this ole Packard is. Its nice to see this long forgotten brand on the website. Packard used to build cars that were just as good as their Cadillac and Lincoln rivals back in the day. Nice to see the old girl still around 😀

Todd Cox
Todd Cox
10 years ago

Only $40k for such a magnificent car?!? Makes me wish I had the proper garage space to own such a beauty!

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