Packard Super Eight Phaeton

One of the most highly regarded American cars of the prewar era, this dignified Packard was used by Argentine strongman Juan Peron and is believed to be the last vehicle in which his wife Evita ever road.

Built by Derham of Rosemont, Pennsylvania, the body features a comfortable rear compartment complete with folding jump seats for occasional passengers.

This car took several months to construct and cost as staggering $10,000. By comparison, the most expensive regular production 1939 Packard was $7,475 and a Ford could be purchased for as little as $625. Its large eight cylinder engine produced 130hp.

Source: Peterson Automotive Museum

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