For Sale: 1949 Packard Super 8 Deluxe in West Okoboji, Iowa

Vehicle Description

'''ALERT--ALERT----PROJECT CAR---NEEDS ADDITIONAL RESTORATION''' This post war, oversized family sedan is an unrestored example of Packard's roomy, long wheel base, luxury vehicle. It was powered by a 327cid inline 8cylinder engine, turning out 145 horsepower. This particular car has the traditional but dependable 3spd manual transmission. The car weighs in at 4590 lbs. and cruised the 40s and 50s highways in smooth comfort attributed to its bruiser weight and front coil spring independent suspension with mechanical/hydraulic shock absorbers and rear leaf springs with replaceable cylindrical shock absorbers. In total this series of long wheel based Packards numbered only 865 units and of those surviving unrestored you'll be hard pressed to find a better example. Due to it's unrestored condition you will have issues to resolve initially but this is not one of those projects that come in a basket that never gets done. We have cranked the engine up and it will run with an independent fuel supply. The fuel lines and tank will need to be checked, cleaned or possibly replaced. The brake, cooling and wiring systems have not been checked and will undoubtedly need substantial restoration due to the vehicles long hibernation. This car is massive, a brute, and will be an impressive cruiser when back on the road. Just say'n, this isn't a creampuff, but it appears solid and reasonably straight. If you are showing, cruising or just collecting, this car leaves nothing to be desired. The solid condition shown by lack of appreciable rust and very few parts needed for restoration of this vehicle and its lower than market price, for a vehicle in this condition, makes it a perfect choice for getting into the classic car market either as an investment opportunity or as a weekend or daily driver. If you've wanted a beautiful classic and stylish car for a relatively easy project, that comes with all the glamor and luxury comfort of its day and at an affordable price this is the one! Don't wait. Mileage stated in listing is the odometer reading only not to be interpreted as certified miles. Contact Grant our sales manager for further assistance, phone 712-332-8029 or email [email protected] ...We recommend, encourage and invite you to visit our facility to inspect your potential purchase, or to send a professional inspector or appraiser, of your choosing, in your stead.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1091418
  • Price:$15,500
  • Location:West Okoboji, Iowa
  • Year:1949
  • Make:Packard
  • Model:Super 8 Deluxe
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:56394
  • Stock Number:49P1
  • VIN:227192748