For Sale: 1936 Packard Super Eight in St. Louis, Missouri

Vehicle Description

After the Great Depression of 1929 had crippled American lifestyle, Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, MI felt buyers of their exclusive product line would require more value for their money once on showrooms. It was decided that Senior Packards would become even more opulent and expensive! Style lines improved dramatically, and the numbered Series models continued as they begun in 1923. By 1931, adjustable shocks allowed for a new, driver-operated Ride Control system. The Twin Six twelve cylinder-equipped vehicles were simply renamed Twelves in 1933 and stayed this way through their final year of 1939.

With the introduction of a new medium-priced model, which came to production in 1935, named the 120 Model, it undeniably saved Packard from a similar demise as luxury brands as Stutz, Marmon, Franklin, Pierce-Arrow, and Duesenberg. This inexpensive Junior option was built by more modern mass-production standards, while the Senior cars continued to require slower, handmade traditional craftsmanship. Nearly 10 times as many Junior cars would be produced. Packard continued to be recognized as America's strongest luxury brand the world over. For several reasons the 1936 model year, named the 14th Series instead of the 13th apparently for superstitious reasons, would become one of the most desired amongst serious Packard collectors. It would be the last year for suicide style forward opening doors, solid axle front ends, and availability of wire spoke wheels!

We are proud to present this 1936 Packard Super Eight Model 1405 5/7-passenger Sedan finished in Gunmetal Gray with Black Fenders over custom Dark Red Leather interior. Riding on the longest chassis wheelbase measuring 144-inches (Vehicle #954-296), this impressive Super Eight accounts for one of just 1,330 vehicles produced in three model designations offered in 1936. Powered by its original, numbers correct L-head Straight 8 engine (Unit # 757707) displacing 384.8ci providing 150 horsepower through a floor-shifted 3-speed selective synchromesh transmission. Features and accessories include wire spoke wheels, side-mount spare tires with hard covers & See-Rite Packard rearview mirrors, The Lester Tire Co 7.00-17 6-ply wide whitewall tires, 4-wheel mechanical brakes, Bijour chassis lubrication system, engine oil filtration system, trumpet horns, Unity S-5 driver-operated spotlight, Trippe Safety Lights with correct "Speed Light" lens, authentic Packard rear-mounted trunk, running board courtesy lights; interior jump seats, rear reading lamps, window shades, crank-operated rear vent windows, Packard Custom AM Radio with rear seat controls (inoperable), foot rest, & entry assist handles; driver compartment Trico vacuum-powered cooling fan, cowl ventilation, Packard rubber floor mats, sun visors, and aftermarket interior heating system.

This Super Eight Packard was located with its former owner of 15 years in Lincoln County, Missouri after he had purchased it from another collector friend who commissioned the complete restoration in the early 2000's. Clearly preserved and protected indoors for many decades, it continues to impress today! With some exception to the forward passenger side fender displaying lacquer checking, the balance of the car presents very well, both inside and out! In preparation of summertime use, the fuel tank was drained, new fuel filter installed, carburetor rebuilt with new air filter, fresh battery installed, and engine fluids were changed. The engine cranks over with ease and drives with the confidence of an everyday touring car. A manual choke was added to the original Stromberg-Duplex EE-22 carburetor for faster cold starts, and a Stewart Warner temp gauge under the dash to monitor the engine on hot days. This Packard is titled off it "theft-proof" stamped firewall number and sold with a clear Missouri title and two keys. Please feel free to schedule your chance to review this exceptional Packard 1405 Super Eight Sedan in person or call to discuss an offer to add it to your collection! Thanks for looking!

Vehicle Details

  • 1936 Packard Super Eight
  • Listing ID: CC-1605230
  • Price: $69,900
  • Location:St. Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1936
  • Make:Packard
  • Model:Super Eight
  • Exterior Color:Gunmetal Gray
  • Interior Color:Burgundy Leather
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:97619
  • Stock Number:S3797
  • VIN:226235
Listed By:
St. Louis Car Museum
1575 Woodson Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63114

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