This 1935 Packard Eight Phaeton is a beautifully restored pre-war convertible that has been deemed a Full Classic by the Classic Car Club of America (CCCA). 1935 was a transitional year for Packard. The independent American luxury automaker had seemed to survive the effects of the Great Depression, which had claimed the end of (or would soon) many Packard contemporaries including Peerless, Marmon, Pierce-Arrow, Stutz, and Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg. See, when the Depression tanked the stock market it also would tank the markets for high-end luxury goods, such as the luxury cars manufactured by Packard. Perhaps the most notable change for Packard in 1935 was the addition of an entry-level model to its lineup, that being, the One-Twenty. While the new 120 models sold like hotcakes, far out-selling Packards entire production from the previous year. Whether it was a reinvigoration of Packard through the new 120 models or the start of a turn of circumstances for the economy, demand for Packards entry-level Senior model, the Eight, also saw a substantial boost. The 1935 Packards were also redesigned considerably from the previous generations. At the nose, the radiator housing with chrome grilles were slanted five degrees to the rear, which gave the cars a bit of an aerodynamic look. The hoods also featured an updated chrome louver setup which also modernized the design quite a bit. At the rear, the rear fenders were given a facelift, now with more of a pontoon look that advanced the design of the 35 Packards and emulated the future direction of automobile design. In total, Packard produced 4,781 of its 12th Series Eight models and although exact production numbers by body style is not known, this 35 Phaeton is one very rare automobile. This particular Packard was sold new in Savannah, Georgia, and thereafter has long been in the cherished hands of collectors. Powering this 35 Packard is a 320 Cubic Inch L-Head Inline 8 Cylinder engine paired with a single 2 barrel carburetor that was said to have created 130 horsepower in its day. The 320 Straight 8 is backed by a 3 speed manual transmission that is shifted via a floor-mounted shifter. With regards to options, this gorgeous Packard Eight is nicely appointed. Both of the dual sidemounted spare tires are enclosed in hard sidemount covers, and each are topped with chrome outside mirrors that both add to the luxurious feel of this Phaeton and make it easier to maneuver. With an auxiliary spotlight and a pair of front driving lights, visibility is much improved especially while driving at dusk or night. In the rear, a rear-mounted luggage rack makes it easy to take your belongings while on a multi-day touring event. In addition, the dual wind-deflecting wing widows help reduce the amount of wind in the faces of front seat passengers which is always welcome on an open car such as this Eight Phaeton. In addition, this 35 Packard Phaeton comes with canvas side windows should you need them while cruising. Riding on a set of wide whitewall bias-ply tires mounted on painted wire wheels and appointed with Packard Eight chrome hubcaps, this 1935 Packard Phaeton has an absolutely gorgeous look whether its sitting still or cruising down the road. The beige cloth convertible top is manually operated and is in wonderful condition. Also when the convertible top is down, it tucks neatly into a matching canvas boot cover. The exterior of this Packard has been refinished in a beautiful Mayan Maroon paint scheme that is accented with cream striping, thus completing the exterior look of the car. The interior on this Packard is absolutely stunning! The front dual-cusion bench seat along with the rear bench with large center folding armrest have all been reupholstered in an elegant Caramel colored leather. The matching leather upholstered door panels, complimentary carpeting, steering wheel, and burl woodgrain dash are all in fantastic condition and appear to be in their stock configuration. The instrument cluster is equipped with a 120 MPH speedometer, temperature gauge, oil pressure gauge, amp gauge, and fuel gauge, along with a clock and an optional factory AM radio. Whether youre buying your first true classic or youre adding to an existing collection of Senior Packards, this 1935 Packard Eight Phaeton would make an excellent addition. Give Ellingsons a call at 763-428-7337 today!