1948 Packard Super 8 Convertible VictoriaO/D, Rust Free AZ Car, Great Touring!
SOLD to Chicago!! This is a very solid 1948 Packard Super 8 Convertible Victoria that has enjoyed three owners since new. This is a tour quality example that has a very solid road feel and would benefit greatly by replacing the original interior.
This Packard was bought new in December of 1948 in Mason City, Iowa for a couple celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. The dealer installed the dual spotlights and abundance of accessories because convertibles weren’t popular in this largely agricultural community. The original owner also asked the dealer to blend the two hood ornaments available at the time to create a truly unique Packard hood ornament. You’ll never see this sight again! They enjoyed the Packard for 12 years and eventually sold it to Chuck Beede in about 1960. Mr. Beede and his wife shortly after acquiring the car moved to Green Valley, AZ. The Beede’s used the Packard as a daily driver for the family and community parades keeping the car until 1997. Retired Judge Joseph Howe acquired the car from Mrs. Beede and has enjoyed it until now. His failing eyesight requires the Packard to find a new caretaker.
The striking burgundy metallic paint was repainted in 2018 and has a beautiful luster. The paint has been well polished and looks very nice overall. The chrome is all very good to excellent. The car is very well accessorized with its dual spot lights, dual reverse lights, dual side mirrors and the gas filler door trim. The tan Haartz cloth canvas convertible top and tan vinyl top boot are in very nice condition, albiet older.
The interior is a mixture of original and older replacement. The dashboard has beautiful original chrome and is actually one of the nicest original dashes we’ve seen. And all the instruments work as they should. The paint on the dashboard has been repainted and looks nice. The seats may be original or perhaps were redone many decades ago and need to be reupholstered. The door panels are original and the car would benefit from having all the carpeting and upholstery redone.
We performed a recommissioning of the car to include a new battery, rebuilt carburetor, and a tune up. Mechanically the Packard drives very well. The instruments, accessories and lights work well. Packard’s venerable 327 CID straight eight engine has 145 HP, and this engine was completely rebuilt by the top engineers in Scottsdale, AZ. The transmission and overdrive have also been rebuilt and work well. Since the rebuilding of the engine, the Packard has made several trips to Northern and Southern California to the Packards International Annual Membership Meetings and other events. It has been a reliable and comfortable long distance tour car.
The Hagerty No. 3 value is $33,700 and the Collector Car Price Guide shows No. 3 to be $38,250, making this Packard priced about right.
To learn more or to discuss details, please call or text Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or email us at email@example.com. The Packard is available for inspection at our Phoenix showroom.
1948 Packard Super 8 Convertible Victoria
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