If you wanted luxury like no other, and to blend with those high social classes back in the 1930s a Packard was the way to go. They were often referred to as the pre-eminent luxury car before World War 2 struck. Owning a Packard even today is a treat and a sure-fire head turner when you are out and about on those leisurely drives. Whilst a convertible is typically a two-door, why not go for a rare bird in the shape of this 4-door convertible 1938 Packard Eight Series 1601 from Pennsylvania? This can be your way of turning back the clock with class and sheer luxury.
Owning a Packard in the 1930s signifies that you meant business. The iconic design features and body lines surely belong on the screens of any Hollywood movie, in black-and-white or Technicolor. This 1938 Packard Eight Series 1601 with its blue exterior really brings out its vintage persona, with that much-sought-after originality. The car rides on the original Packard hubcaps, the rims beneath are wrapped with a set of whitewall tires. The convertible top is reportedly new and tan In color which matches the exterior of the car as well as the tan interior. Everything’s in really great nick overall. The interior of this 1938 Packard eight series 1601 is a lovely throwback to the Thirties and how simplistic a car’s interior was back then. The tan interior perfectly contrasts with the blue exterior of the car. The seats and the rest of the interior are reportedly brand new and even feature seat belts for added safety. A lovely blend of wood and nickel adorns the dashboard, both being in perfect condition with all the nickel being present as well. Nowadays we are accustomed to our smartphones telling us the time but not in this car. You have an analog clock right in front of the passenger which adds a nice vintage touch. You also get a radio installed in the car to play some nice vintage tunes. The current owner states that more than $5,000 has been spent on the car’s interior and trim to have it looking shiny and new.
Packard’s are known for their usage of fairly large engines and this 1938 Packard Eight Series 1601 is no different. Powering the car is the Packard side valve 282ci inline eight with a Stromberg carburetor feeding it. The engine has reportedly been rebuilt. Power is sent to its rear wheels through a 3-speed manual gearbox. You would not have issues with this car’s electricals thanks to a new battery with also a new distributor ensuring the car sparks every time you fire it up. The radiator in the car has also been rebuilt to aid in cooling down this large, lazy engine.
Car Location: Pennsylvania 282ci inline-eight mated 3 Speed Manual 4 Door Convertible Rebuilt Motor New Battery put in New Convertible Top New Interior New Distributor Radio installed Has Receipts for all work done Radiator Rebuilt Trim and Interior work over $5,000