1948 Packard Eight
Wagon Car for sale by Daniel Schmitt and Co. in Saint Louis, Missouri 63074
From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.
Classic Car Overview
Just released from a private collection in California
Spectacular body-off-frame restoration
First in class win at the 2016 Hilton Head Concours d'Elegance
Rare and desirable Packard Standard Eight Station Sedan
One of only 3,864 built!
First production year example
288ci 130hp inline-8 cylinder engine
3-speed manual transmission with optional “Electromatic” clutch
Performs and presents like new
The best example to be found on the market today!
A dream for the Packard collector or enthusiast
Front and rear bumper guards
Rear fender skirts
Wheel trim rings
AM radio with roof antenna
1948 saw the finalization of Packard's post-war styling. This new look was highlighted by a smooth headlight to tail light treatment on the side panels with only the beltline ridge appearing to separate what could be considered the fender line. This “free-flow” styling as Packard called it, gave the new cars a striking, modern appearance. The front bumper was integrated into the grille and the well-appointed interiors featured large, comfortable seats while offering generous amounts of hood and leg room. It is no wonder why Packard's of this generation were loved by the public. The New York Fashion Academy awarded Packard their “Fashion Car of the Year” award for 1948. Totally new for 1948 was model number 2201 the “Standard Eight Station Sedan.” In the 1948 brochure, Packard declared the Station Sedan as featuring “the all-occasion beauty and comfort of a sedan, all the traditional utility of a station wagon … along with new strength, streamlining, and proud distinction.” This four door wagon offered comfortable seating for six and was only offered for three years. Only 3,864 Station Sedans were assembled until 1950, making the “woody” wagon one of the most sought after Post-War Packard models.
The 1948 Packard Standard Eight Station Sedan featured here is finished in the stunning color combination of Golden Green Metallic featuring beautiful birch and maple wood work over brown interior trim and simulated woodgrain throughout. This particular example was just released from a private collection in Southern California. The Packard was previously subjected to comprehensive body-off-frame restoration that was completed in 2016. After which the Station Sedan was displayed at the prestigious 2016 Hilton Head Concours d'Elegance where the Packard took home a best in class award! Still presenting in like new condition the Packard performs as well as it presents and would make an excellent addition to any premier collection. We are proud to offer this exceptionally restored 1948 Packard Standard Eight Station Sedan (from the first year of model production) to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates blend of form and function that made Packard a legendary American Marque. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.
Trades welcome! Financing available. Visit www.schmitt.com to view our full inventory.
Classic Car ID101279902
Custom ColorGolden Green Metallic
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