Packard Eight Sedan

The 22nd Series models, introduced in August 1947, represented Packard’s first all-new postwar design. Their bold “envelope” styling earned Packard the New York Fashion Academy’s 1948 “Car of the Year” award, and the top-level Custom Victoria Convertible Coupe appeared at concours events and automotive salons worldwide.

The 23rd Series models, introduced in May 1949, were essentially unchanged and marked Packard’s Golden Anniversary. Eight-cylinder power was standard across the board, with the Packard Eight series featuring a robust 288-cubic inch engine with 135 horsepower as standard equipment and Ultramatic Drive as an available option.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2010 at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

135 bhp, 288 cu. in. inline eight-cylinder engine, Ultramatic Drive automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 120".

Source: RM Auctions

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