This 1934 Packard Eight Convertible Sedan is the beneficiary of an older restoration and is ready to be driven all summer long! When the first Packard was completed on November 6, 1899, the goal was to create a better automobile than a Winton motor carriage. Just a few short years later, the Packard Motor Company's slogan became "Ask the man who owns one" which would become the company famous tagline in the decades that followed. As the years went on, Packard became synonymous with .....
luxury and quality, and the company cemented itself atop America's automotive hierarchy, alongside the likes of Cadillac, Marmon, Stutz, Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg, Peerless, and Pierce-Arrow. When the stock market crashed in the fall of 1929, the demand for luxury cars crashed too putting Peerless and Marmon out of business, Stutz, Pierce-Arrow, and Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg on the brink of failure, and immense financial pressure on those who survived, including Packard. By 1933, the market began to recover and Packard turned its first profit since the start of the Great Depression. Due to its success in '33, Packard's leadership predicted, albeit incorrectly, that the worst was behind them and the company released 55 different body styles in its 11th Series cars for the 1934 model year. Ultimately, the Packard Motor Company's sales and production figures fell in 1934 to lows not seen since the early Twenties. Nonetheless, the 1934 Packards are widely considered some of the most elegantly designed cars ever produced by the independent American automaker and therefore have been highly collectible for decades. In fact, the Classic Car Club of America considers the 1934 Packard Eight as a "True Classic" and they can participate in CCCA events. Design changes in 1934 included longer fenders, redesigned slotted bumpers, and a relocated gas filler cap located behind left rear taillight assembly. Additionally, the tilt windshield from 1933 was replaced with a fixed windshield with an angled vent wing in 1934. In total, only 5,120 Packard Eights were produced in 1934 which makes this Convertible Sedan an especially rare automobile. This particular 1934 Packard Eight comes to us from a prominent Texas collector who owned this car and oversaw its restoration a number of years ago. Under the hood on this '34 Packard Convertible is the famous Packard 320 Cubic Inch L-Head Inline 8 cylinder engine paired with a Stromberg single 2 barrel carburetor that was said to have created 145 horsepower when new. The 320 Straight 8 is backed by a 3 speed manual transmission that is shifted using a floor mounted shifter. This 1934 Packard Convertible rides on a set of wide whitewall bias-ply tires on wire wheels with Packard Eight cloisonn� hubcaps that give this True Classic a truly iconic look. Braking is provided by vacuum-assisted mechanical brakes in all four corners which was quite the novelty back in 1934. A pair of side-mounted spare tires are tucked beneath decorative sidemount covers with side-view mirrors which was one of the few options available on the 11th Series Packards. Sitting atop the rear mounted luggage rack is a period-correct trunk so that you can travel with all of your belongings in style. The manually operated beige cloth convertible top is in wonderful condition and is tucked under a matching boot cover when down. All four crank up windows, and the crank up glass divider window, are in excellent condition and work great. The body on this 1934 Packard Convertible Sedan has been refinished in a beautiful period correct tri-tone paint scheme consisting of Ascot Maroon with a Black beltline with Tan accent striping and the fenders were refinished in Black with matching Tan striping. The interior on this 1934 Packard Eight Convertible is gorgeous! The front and rear bench seats have been reupholstered in Burgundy tufted leather that gives this Convertible Sedan a truly luxurious look and feel. The matching burgundy door panels with burl woodgrain accents, woodgrain dash, and steering wheel are all in wonderful shape as well and appear to be in their stock configuration. The dash is equipped with a 120 MPH speedometer, oil pressure gauge, temperature gauge, amperes gauge, gasoline gauge, clock, cigar lighter, and controls for the sensitivity control on the vacuum-assisted brake system. Whether you're buying your first CCCA True Classic or you're adding to your existing collection, this 1934 Packard Eight Convertible Sedan would make an excellent choice. Give us a call today at 763-428-7337!
*320 Cu. In. L-Head Inline 8
*Stromberg 2 Barrel Carburetor
*3 Speed Manual Transmission
*Dual Sidemounted Spare Tires w/ Covers
*Vacuum-Assisted Mechanical Brakes
*Light Ascot Maroon/Black Exterior w/ Tan Stripe
*Burgundy Leather Interior
*Crank Up Divider Window
*Odometer Reads: 10,209 Miles
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