Packard Super Eight Convertible Victoria
Following WWII, America’s independent auto manufacturers worked feverishly to beat the “Big Three” to market with completely new designs, and Packard was no exception. The all-new 22nd Series debuted in August 1947, and since Packard did not limit itself to model-year changeovers, the cars were marketed until May 1949. With clean and streamlined styling, the radically rounded new Packard line featured an elongated hood, an “ox-yoke” upper grille and a horizontal wraparound lower grille. Accolades included the “Fashion Car of the Year” for 1948 from the New York Fashion Academy.
The Super Eight Victoria Convertible Coupe has a power-operated hydraulic top, bumper guards, dual side-view mirrors, rear-fender skirts, wide whitewall tires and full chrome-plated wheel covers and trim rings round out the exterior features.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2011 at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania and in January of 2011 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona.
22nd Series. 145 bhp, 327 cu. in. L-head inline eight-cylinder engine with Carter two-barrel carburetor, three-speed manual 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