EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND SPORTING BODY STYLE
CCCA FULL CLASSIC RECOGNITION
LONGTIME WEST COAST CAR, SOLD NEW TO CALIFORNIA
EX-ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY COLLECTION
WELL-PRESERVED & ATTRACTIVE OLDER RESTORATION
EXCELLENT MAROON OVER BEIGE LEATHER LIVERY
385 CI/145 BHP INLINE-8/3-SPEED TRANSMISSION
RARE BODY STYLE & DESIRABLE ACCESSORIES
WONDERFUL CANDIDATE FOR SHOW, EVENTS & TOURS
MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF PACKARD GREATNESS
Continuing to epitomize America's fine-car market during the early 1930s, Packard's Eleventh Series continues to rank among the company's finest. Debuted in August 1933, they featured a wide range of handsomely styled bodies combining Raymond Dietrich's foundational design established in 1930 with masterfully streamlined updates penned by Alexis de Sakhnoffsky. Beautifully skirted fenders and V-shaped radiator grilles enhanced the style and grace of the Eleventh Series Packard Models and numerous mechanical updates delivered an outstanding drive with greater ease of operation. Positioned between the Eight and Twelve lines in Packard's model hierarchy, the Super Eight was offered three ways including Model 1103 on the 134-7/8 wheelbase, Model 1104 on the 141-7/8 wheelbase chassis and Model 1105 on the 146-7/8 wheelbase chassis. Ample power was delivered by Packard's whisper-quiet 385 CI inline eight-cylinder engine developing 145 BHP. Just 1,920 Super Eights of all models and body styles were built for model year 1934.
Sporting an extremely rare and dashing 2-Passenger Coupe body style, this 1934 Packard Super Eight is a splendid example throughout, having been formerly part of the Academy of Art University collection in San Francisco, world-famous for housing the most stylish automobiles ever devised. Delivered new to Packard dealer Thompson Motor Co. in Beverly Hills, California on November 17, 1933, the glamorous Packard Super Eight with its visually striking 2-Passenger Coupe body must surely have captivated all onlookers, even the fashion-conscious glitterati of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles.
Subsequently based over the long term on the West Coast, this rakish and sporty Super Eight Coupe clearly continues to benefit from a well-preserved and attractive older restoration. Colors are excellent, including Maroon paint over Black leather upholstery, accented by richly grained wooden accents. The Art Deco-influenced instrument panel is a work of art in itself, featuring a Packard radiator motif and fitted with large-diameter gauges including a 120-mph speedometer with odometer and trip odometer, plus instruments monitoring fuel level, oil pressure, coolant temperature, and battery charging, plus a Waltham 8-day clock. Outside, desirable period accessories include Packard's signature Cormorant radiator mascot, a large single Trippe Safety Light and 1934 Oregon registration plates, chrome cooling louvers, twin side mounted spares with steel cases and Packard See Rite scripted chrome mirrors, a built-in rear trunk, a golf club door, and fold-down auxiliary luggage rack. Period style Whitewall tires surround Red painted wire-spoke wheels with chrome rims and Packard Super Eight-scripted hubcaps.
As knowledgeable collectors and prewar classic-car enthusiasts universally agree, the Eleventh Series Packard Super Eights firmly rank among the company's best and most important models. A well-maintained restoration with handsome Coupe bodywork capable of putting other luxury cars to shame, this truly rare CCCA Full Classic is ideally suited to a wide array of the most desirable classic shows, events and tours currently available. Contact us today to see this wonderful classic Packard in person, get full details and add it to your collection!