Packard Super Eight 160 Convertible Victoria
By 1940, Packard’s model line had come to include the 110, 120, 160 and 180. The Packard Twelve had been discontinued as demand had fallen off considerably. It was replaced, however, with a 160-horsepower engine that proved to be very capable of filling the Twelve’s big shoes. The new eight-cylinder motor was introduced as standard equipment on the 160 and 180 models, which rode a longer wheelbase and benefited from elegant, sometimes custom coachbuilt, designs.
By 1942, the senior cars’ eight-cylinder engine now produced 165 horsepower and the One-Sixty adopted Clipper styling for its 127-inch wheelbase cars in both the club sedan and touring sedan body styles. In fact, the convertible coupe remained the only traditionally-styled Packard for that chassis and, given the end of production brought about by America’s involvement in World War II, remains a very desirable collector car.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in January of 2009 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona.
165bhp, 356 cu. in. L-head eight-cylinder engine, three-speed column shift manual transmission, independent front suspension and live rear axle, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 138"
Source: RM Auctions