For Sale: 1942 Packard 160 in Tifton, Georgia

Vehicle Description

By 1940, Packard’s model line had come to include the 110, 120, 160 and 180. Since demand for a V12 had fallen off considerably, Packard dropped it, replacing it with a 160-horsepower engine. This new eight-cylinder motor was introduced as standard equipment and is perhaps Packard’s finest engine.


The 1942 Packard is distinguished by a distinctive grill and factory-installed turn signals and electric windshield wipers. In addition, the 1942 Convertible Coupe remains the only traditionally styled Packard with the 127-inch wheelbase. Because its production ended with America’s involvement in WWII, this model remains a very desirable collector car.



This iconic Packard 160 was delivered new in Dallas and has spent most of its life in California. It benefitted from a body-on restoration in early 2000, and all mechanicals were completed by the new owner in 2019 at a cost exceeding $22,000 just prior to the 2019 New York CCCA Caravan.


Enhancing its classic look, 6 new Diamondback radials were also added in 2021. Service completed this year included a new stainless gas tank, water pump, windshield wiper motor, arms and blades, belts and hoses, spark plugs and wires. To make driving even easier, an electronic ignition has been added. Everything works on the car except the clock.


Both the overdrive and electromatic clutch work well. It is also equipped with a heater and defroster and a power convertible top.  All wheels and tires have been balanced, all fluids have been changed and the chassis has been thoroughly lubed.


When traveling with the factory overdrive engaged, it cruises down the road smoothly and quietly at 65 miles per hour.  In fact, this striking classic has been so well-maintained that it successfully completed a 640-mile tour in south Florida in March of 2022!


With the modern sleek styling of the headlights moved into the fenders, along with modern brakes and suspension, this sporty five-passenger convertible coupe is powerful, sleek, reliable and truly worthy of the Packard legacy.


Vehicle Details

  • 1942 Packard 160
  • Listing ID: CC-1606667
  • Price: $119,900
  • Location:Tifton, Georgia
  • Year:1942
  • Make:Packard
  • Model:160
  • Exterior Color:Royal Crown Maroon
  • Interior Color:saddle tan leather
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:Straight Eight
  • Odometer:66971
  • Convertible:Yes
  • Stock Number:4210512
  • Trim Level:Convertible Coupe
  • VIN:1579 2133
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Fully Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • Engine Condition:Running
Listed By:
Vintage Motor Cars USA
30325 Solon Industrial Parkway
Solon, OH 44139

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