VERY ORIGINAL PACKARD, BELIEVED TO BE ORIGINAL PAINT & DRIVETRAIN, SUPER COOL!
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|Engine:||282 CI Straight 8|
1937 Packard 120 Touring Sedan
Packard was considered American luxury car royalty along with Pierce-Arrow and Peerless that competed with European marques like Rolls-Royce and Mercedes Benz. It was the only one of the three to survive the great depression, and it did so in large part because of the model 120 Touring Sedan. This car is a survivor. We don't believe that it has ever been apart, and we do believe that it still wears its' original paint.
It is a beautiful color called Centennial Blue and for original paint is in amazingly good condition. There is also a nice yellow pin stripe that runs the length of the car which also still presents well. Of-course there are all the classic styling cues of a Packard from the 30's. It starts up front with a tall chrome grill topped by the iconic Packard hood ornament and underlined by a chrome bumper. The grill is flanked by headlights in teardrop shaped housings with trim rings along with driving lights ensconced in all chrome housings. The narrow, piano hinged hood has chrome air vents down the side and the separate front fenders curve down to meet the running boards at the front edge of the door. At the rear of the car, there is a fold down luggage rack that would hold a separate "trunk" with what has become known as the trunk behind it. The doors open toward each other so that passengers can easily and gracefully step into the tall and luxurious interior.
As you open those doors, notice the wood trimmed windows and the clean simple lines of the upholstery. Sitting in the back seat is like sitting on your living room couch. You will notice that the interior is in unbelievably beautiful condition which leads us to believe that somewhere along the way, it has been nicely and correctly redone. Floor mats protect the carpeting. There is a large, leather wrapped, three spoke steering wheel with a Packard emblem in the center. The dash gets a beautiful wood treatment top and bottom with an Art Deco center panel of polished metal containing the gauges, controls, and clock through the center. The trim shows some pitting, but that is a precious patina on an original car which can't be duplicated in a restoration. There is a new wiring harness in the car and while the horns and the wipers were never reconnected, the owner believes that they should work.
Open that long piano hinged hood and you will find a 282-cubic inch straight 8 -cylinder engine painted in that unique green that Packard used in those days. Very correct and original. Packard built a separate factory to build the model 120 and it was the first model to feature independent front suspension and hydraulic brakes. The chassis of this car is as original and well preserved as the rest of it, so offers a unique experience of what it was like to drive one in 1937. The car rides on steel wheels that are painted blue to match the body, with polished steel beauty rings and hub caps with Packard One Twenty embossed and polished around a red center. There is extensive literature and documentation with this car including a shop manual and an operation and maintenance data booklet.
Call or come down and check out this bit of history. It's a beautiful survivor.