For Sale: 1930 Packard Standard Eight in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1930 Packard 726 Standard Eight Sedan

The slogan 'Ask the Man Who Owns One' is one of the most famous slogans in American History. It was the response given to most individuals when asked about a Packard. They were reliable, elegant, powerful, and quality automobiles. Their attention to detail and ingenuity were some of the key factors in making the company successful as Packard continued its strive for perfection and quality. They proved their vehicles in endurance races, where they won many of the cross-country reliability runs. The company continued to produce bigger and better automobiles and they positioned their vehicles to challenge the largest and most exciting luxury cars. The cars came at a price, usually higher than most other manufacturers.

This car has gone through a meticulous restoration that took from 1975 through 1976 to come to total completion and is still shining brightly today. Always stored in a climate controlled garage and the beneficiary of a recent carburetor rebuild and engine detailing. While we know the delivered date, October 17th, 1929, just a few short days before the all too well known stock market crash, we do not know the selling dealer. But rest assured, the purchaser was someone who knew value, style, luxury, and power.

Exterior
The central steel body panels are painted in a pale yellow which also continues over the roof giving the perfect backdrop for the long black vinyl roof insert. This yellow continues around the rear of the car as well as dressing the hood and side cowling. Black curved fenders, and the black roof and passenger compartment surround, add a wonderful and tasteful contrast to this car. Setting off this 2-tone color combination perfectly are shiny lacquer finished 20-inch wooden spoke wheels with shiny Packard hub covers, all shod in 6.00-20 wide whitewall rubber. From the woven chair cane pattern of the radiator grille, to the door handles, mirrors, headlights and front bumper, the chrome is brilliant, and near perfect. Even the goddess of speed on the radiator cap is soaring along in excellent condition. On the rear of the car sits a folding chrome luggage rack and is flanked by dual tail/signal/stop lights on either side. Noted are 2 matching spare tires neatly tucked into the front fenders on either side.

Interior
Luxurious tan fabric covers the door panels, which appear to have silver window cranks and door lever toppers in the upper wood rail of the doors and brown carpet dressed the lower sections. A large light brown checkered tuck and roll front bench seat has enough padding that one may want to consider it as a Turkish Chair. The rear seat, not to be outdone by the front seat, has the identical tuck and roll overstuffed look, but has added arm rests. There are copious amounts or rear leg room, and this area is covered with pristine brown carpet. All door windows have wood surrounds at the windows, and windows are all operational. In the rear bench area, the windows have the wood surrounds, but also have the luxury of an added pull-down roll shade. A near perfect mahogany wood dash front and a few gauges in oval form, as well as indicator gauges in eyebrow form. The dash is fronted by an original steering wheel in nice condition. Brown carpet also is up front and displays with light soiling in the driver's position.

Drivetrain
Opening the cowled hood, we are greeted by a nearly showroom condition long Inline 8 cylinder consisting of a 320ci engine with a recently rebuilt 1 barrel carburetor and a 3-speed manual transmission. It is a stunning mixture of green and black enamel, and silver engine block coverings that invites you to just stare inside the cowling. Out back, a 4.37 geared rear axle puts that smooth Packard power to the pavement.

Undercarriage
Certainly, an A-1 job on the undercarriage, with no rust, (surface or otherwise), save for the exhaust, and nice wood that the interior of the car sits on. 4-wheel mechanical drum brakes, and 4-wheel leaf spring suspension can be seen underneath and the gaiters on the leaves make for a nice touch.

Drive-Agility
Drives like a dream, with a smooth ride, quick starting, and has the capabilities to keep up with modern day traffic. Seats are like soft pillows, and the overall interior is much like it is furnished.

Whether you are personally driving or being chauffeured, imagine the look when you pull up to the country club in this wonderful Packard. And don't forget to "ask the man who owns one".

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1930 Packard Standard Eight
  • Listing ID: CC-1635653
  • Price: $48,500
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1930
  • Make:Packard
  • Model:Standard Eight
  • Exterior Color:Straw Yellow
  • Interior Color:Brown
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:68208
  • Stock Number:4321
  • VIN:283967
Listed By:
Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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