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For Sale: 1928 Packard 533
in Cleveland, Ohio

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Vintage Motor Cars Ohio
Vintage Motor Cars Ohio
26210 Emery Rd
Cleveland, OH 44128-2251
“Gracie” is a former CCCA, AACA, and PCA national first prize winner. One of three known to exist with an extraordinary history and in current ownership since 1967.

Visually, Gracie is stunning in person. The two-tone black over Dove Gray finish is accented with a bright red pinstripe, which is as she was delivered new in 1928. The combination is both formal and appropriate to the car, giving her a gravitas befitting such a large vehicle. Finish quality, as you might expect, is exceptional with excellent bodywork and no signs of her past visible today. All four doors fit well and close with a precise click that’s unheard of today. All of the trim was treated to show-quality chrome. The spectacular hood ornament, which combines Packard’s famous “donut pusher” mascot with a Boyce moto-meter, shows exquisite detail which must have cost a fortune all by itself.

Correct gray wool broadcloth was procured and used to duplicate the original patterns, both on the seats and the door panels, and the result is a show-quality interior that shows virtually no signs of use today. Up front, the original gauges were restored and nestled into what appears to be the original tooled leather instrument panel, which in turn is set into a woodgrained steel dashboard. New carpets were installed throughout, with what the owner calls “driving carpets” up front, which are matching removable mats bound in gray leather—they do show some light wear, but that’s only because they’re doing their job. Of note, both clocks have been recently rebuilt, the wiper works, all the lights and gauges are fully functional, and it presents today every bit as well as it did at the peak of its show career.

It would be easy to dismiss Packard’s sturdy 288.6 cubic inch inline-six in this application, but it would also be a mistake. Even with the massive 7-passenger body, performance is lively around town with plenty of torque and a wonderful smoothness that is a Packard hallmark. Using the original vacuum tank, Gracie starts quickly and easily, idles well, and doesn’t emit smoke or even much more than a pleasant mechanical whir from under the hood. Detailing is fantastic, with Packard Green on the block, correct black accessories, and details like fabric-wrapped wiring, correct hose clamps, and period fasteners used throughout. The transmission is a 3-speed manual driving the original rear end with 4.69 gears inside. The chassis is detailed for show, with correct finishes throughout and beautifully finished suspension components—note the bright tags on the front shocks, which are rebound-only units. A set of 6.50-20 Firestone wide whitewall tires were fitted and finish the big, elegant car quite nicely.

You will not find a more accurately restored, heavily documented, and frankly, beloved, old car than this 1928 Packard. The asking price is but a fraction of the restoration cost, even in 1988 dollars, and never mind the thousands of hours spent on research and parts hunting. The truth is, cars like this will never be restored to this level again, but that also means you can take advantage of this opportunity to own a first-class Full Classic automobile at a very reasonable price. Call today!

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Pricing Information
Asking Price
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Vehicle Location

United States
City, State
Cleveland, OH
Vehicle Basics

Trim Level
7-Passenger Sedan

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Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Black over Dove Gray

Restoration History
Fully Restored

Condition of Exterior

Interior Details


Seat Material

Restoration History
Fully Restored

Condition of Interior

Engine Details

Engine Configuration
Inline 6

Engine Size
288 cubic inches

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Engine Condition

Transmission Details

Transmission Type

Drive Train
Rear-wheel drive

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