1925 Packard Eight 243 Touring46k Miles, Two Owners 63 Years, Rare Accessories
This is an incredibly rare find: the 1926 Packard 243 Seven-Passenger Touring that has been cared for by two owners since 1958!! This Packard drives as only a low mileage example can and it looks stunning in its Roaring 20’s paint combination that is said to be original to this Packard. We love the rear mounted spare, accentuating the long and sleek silhouette. We have this priced to sell quickly!
This 243 was repainted back in 1958 in its original striking livery of Burnt Orange and Cream on the body, black fenders and teal wheels. It is incredibly well accessorized with a pair of Trippe Safety Lights mounted in the front, Bausch-Lomb headlight lenses, the Packard script on the front grill and the owners initials accessory plaque also on the front. The Packard scripted wind wings and an original spotlight are all mounted on the windshield. The paint is from 1958 and still looks striking today, but it is older and of driver quality with many smaller areas of rub through and orange peel.
The interior was completely redone in about 2003 with soft and supple black leather and beautiful Mercedes-Benz carpeting. The black canvas convertible top was also replaced and is also as new. To step inside this 243 you will use the rare Packard scripted step plates. We love the beautiful solid wood steering wheel that is a pleasure to hold. There are no side curtains with this Packard. Inside mounted on the dashboard is an accessory that we’ve never seen before: a Packard cigarette dispenser, ashtray and cigar lighter.
With 46,000 miles accumulated since new, this 243 is an absolute joy to drive. The venerable 358 CID straight eight engine produces 85 hp. Being rebuilt in 1981 with few miles added since, it has excellent power and shifts very easily through the gears. The three-speed transmission is very highly geared and this Packard will reach 80 mph. These 143 inch wheelbase Packards are a delight to drive. They are very quick and have the ability to spin the rear tires!
History of this Packard 243 Touring- Gloria B. Coulom of Boxborough, Mass. acquired this Packard in 1958. The Packard was very well accessorized and was a very low mile and all original example. She and her husband then commenced a cosmetic restoration including repainting it in its original livery of Burnt Orange and Cream on the body, black fenders and teal wheels. During the roaring 20’s and through the start of the depression, these vibrant and exciting color combinations were very popular for the expensive cars such as Packard and Cadillac. The Coulom’s enjoyed the Packard with their two daughters taking it on many trips and winning many awards. The Coulom’s continued to enjoy the Packard for several decades before setting out on an engine rebuild in 1981. Mrs. Coulom’s husband then passed shortly after the engine rebuild. The Packard then was largely stored with only occasional use for the following two decades.
By 2002, Mrs. Coulom was ready to pass the 243 onto another caretaker. She was referred to the Ft. Lauderdale Antique Car Museum in Florida where the enthusiasm of its owner, Arthur Stone, was well known. The Museum boasted a large collection of Packards. Mr. Stone acquired the 243 in 2002 and added it to his collection. Mr. Stone replaced the original interior with a beautiful black leather as well as a new black canvas convertible top. This 243 comes complete with letters from the previous owners and a nice collection of photos and other documents.
For more information and details, please call, text or email Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or email@example.com. The 243 is available for inspection at our Phoenix showroom.
1925 Packard Eight 243 Touring
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