Stunning restored condition
Just released from a private Packard Museum
Rare & Desirable 1932 “shovel nose” Packard Light Eight
One of only 6,750 built
Single production year model!
110hp 320ci inline-8 cylinder engine
Gorgeous color combination
Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) Full Classic; eligible for all events and caravans
Incredibly well equipped and highly optioned with:
Dual Side Mount Spare Tires
Adonis Sliding Boy Hood Ornament
Glovebox Lid Clock
Rear Seat Robe Rail And Folding Foot Rest
Folding Luggage Rack With Trunk
Painted Wire Wheels
Wheel Trim Rings
Ideal for a vintage rally or tour
A collector’s dream
The gorgeous 1932 Packard 900 Light Eight Sedan featured here is finished in stunning medium and light grey with a matching grey interior, red painted wire wheels and a matching red pin stripe. This one-year-only model that features the unique “shovel nose” front end has been meticulously restored and was recently released from a private Packard Museum in Michigan. As an 8-cylinder model, this Packard is considered a Full Classic by the Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) and would be a welcome sight at a CCCA show or a vintage rally. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? Please contact John Sherman, one of our expert sales consultants, at (314)291-7000 or [email protected] for more information. He will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.
History of the Packard Light Eight
In 1932, Packard introduced the 900 or “Light Eight” model. Designed as an entry-level model to compete with Buick, the 900 was the first and only Packard to feature the unique shovel nose grill, a styling cue that led many to refer to the Packard 900 as one of the most beautiful marques ever built. A refined compression ratio raised the output of the 320 cubic inch Straight Eight to 110 horsepower, while a new chassis stretched the unique wheelbase to 127.75. Four different body styles were available: a 5-passenger Coupe Sedan, a Coupe Roadster, a Stationary Coupe and the elegant 5-passenger Sedan. Ride control suspension allowed the driver to adjust the shocks to their preference, and Packard’s excellent craftsmanship provided consumers’ with the luxury of a Packard at a fraction of the price compared to their other models. While the 900 Light Eight line drew strong sales figures, the high price of construction and loss of interest in the Standard Eight line resulted in Packard removing the 900 for 1933. Approximately 6,750 Packard 900s were built; their unique styling and one-year-only appeal make them highly sought-after by enthusiasts across the globe today.
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