FROM THE MISSOULA AUTO MUSEUM COLLECTION: Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale WITHOUT RESERVE and SOLD to the highest bidder January 19th - 22nd, 2017 at Russo and Steele's 17th Annual Scottsdale Arizona Auction at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Please contact us for more information. While many revere the 1935 to 1939 "Senior" models as ranking among the finest prewar automobiles produced by Packard, the introduction of the higher-volume One-Twenty lineup in 1935 brought Packard ownership to a wider market while preserving the venerable company's well-deserved reputation for quality and reliability. Driving dynamics were and remain excellent, thanks to stout X-braced chassis frames, independent coil-spring front suspension, effective hydraulic brakes, full-synchromesh transmissions, and powerful inline eight-cylinder engines. For 1938, Packard's Sixteenth Series model lineup was introduced in September 1937. Models were organized around the "junior" Six, the eight-cylinder One-Twenty - now named simply "Eight," the upmarket Super Eight, and the range-topping Twelve. Stylistically, all Sixteenth Series Packard models continued to feature an up-to-date streamlined design theme, fashionably raked radiator grilles, comprehensive instrumentation, and roomy and comfortable interior accommodations. As with the Six, Packard's Eights rode a new longer-wheelbase chassis along 127- and 148-inch lengths. Packard's powerful eight-cylinder engine received a bump in compression and carried a 120-horsepower rating. A broad range of 12 body styles was listed for the Eight, from streamlined coupes to convertible coupes and convertible sedans, to 5- and 7-passenger sedans and three models coachbuilt by Rollston. Striking in its very attractive blue paint finish over a cloth interior, this 1938 Packard Eight sedan carries a very nice overall presence with an original-appearing interior, driver-quality engine and underhood compartment, and steel wheels with bright hubcaps, trim rings, and white sidewall tires. Desirable accessories include twin fog lamps and dual side mounted spares within hard covers, a heater, and dash-mounted clock. Offered without reserve from the Missoula Auto Museum Collection, this 1938 Packard Eight sedan is a very nice and enjoyable prewar classic choice, with abundant eight-cylinder power, upscale presence, and plenty of room for enjoyable touring with your family and friends.