1937 Packard Six Rumble Seat Convertible Coupe
The introduction of the Packard Six (Fifteenth Series) in 1937 was testament to their advertising slogan “Finer Cars at lower prices”. The Packard Six exemplifies quality, quietness and comfort for only $100 more than the luxury models of Ford, Chevrolet and Plymouth.
This car was Packard’s first six-cylinder model since 1928 and as such was a smaller, scaled down version of the previous larger Packards. The engine design was a smaller version of the 120’s eight cylinders. A lighter car with a lighter engine produced 100 horsepower with top speeds of 90-100 mph.
This model 115C has a 237-cu. inch L-head inline six-cylinder engine, three speed manual transmission, coil spring independent front suspension and four-wheel hydraulic brakes on 115 in. wheelbase. Although an older restoration, it has been meticulously maintained in climate controlled storage. It cruises down the road effortlessly at 60 mph. This car handles exceptionally well as it is so much lighter and more nimble than the heavier eights of the same series. It stops straight with 4-wheel hydraulic brakes.
This Packard Six has been lovingly maintained and regularly exercised by the same owner for over 40 years. A Canary colored body is enhanced by a red leather interior making this a striking car. It is equipped with many options including a radio, clock and heater. A new exhaust system has been added. The original keys to the doors and trunk are included. In our opinion, this car without side mounts gives it a much sleeker and streamlined look. The current owner has had the engine and drivetrain professionally restored. It has only covered a few thousand miles since that time.