Packard Eight 2/4-Passenger Coupe

While Packard traditionally offered a wide variety of open and closed automobiles, two-passenger closed coupes were few in number. However, beginning in 1932, Packard introduced its Light Eight line, which incorporated convertible design elements into the fixed roof models. The only exception to this was the 2/4P Coupe, known today as the rumble seat coupe. Perhaps because of leftover stock, it remained largely unchanged (on all chassis) through 1933, continuing the more traditional lines seen on earlier Packards. Later, in 1934, it would receive a body in the new style, created by the simple expedient of affixing the necessary wooden structure and steel skin to a normal convertible coupe body.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in January of 2009 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona.

120bhp, 319 cu. in. inline eight-cylinder engine, three-speed manual transmission, solid front and rear axles with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 136.25"

Source: RM Auctions

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