To be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event, April 1-3, 2016.
Chassis No. 22934403
Estimate: $ 45,000 - $ 65,000 US
Advertised as the successor to the station wagon, this sedan encompasses beauty and comfort all in one car. It was put forth as an “all-occasion” beauty with the comfort of a sedan and all of the traditional utility of a station wagon featuring new strength, streamlining and proud distinction. To gain durability, safety and a lasting quiet ride quality, Packard stylists and engineers utilized steel for the car’s floor, roof and wall structure. They then chose select fine-grained hardwoods for the distinctive side and rear panels while specifying new types of hardware and other fittings to carry out the execution of its functional styling on a 120-inch wheelbase platform. Packard’s distinguishing, free-flowing style, all-weather comfort, all-road adaptability, jewel-like luxury and the unchallenged performance of the new postwar, precision-built straight-eight engine made this model year of Packard one of the most-discussed in the fine car field.
The station sedan being offered is finished in cream and accented with the aforementioned wood body panels, roof rack and wide whitewall tires embellishing the exterior of the car. The Packard “woodie” also has a day/night mirror, AM radio, nylon floor carpet and distinctive hood-mounted mascot. Powering the car is a straight eight-cylinder engine backed by a fully synchronized “stick-shift” manual transmission. The rear seat folds forward, and the tailgate lowers to form a cargo platform nearly eight feet long. The car was designed to be equally at home carrying six distinguished passengers to a summer theater opening, a formal country club gathering, or gliding down a country road loaded with farm produce, camping gear or horse tack. The Twenty-second Packard Series represents a special car from the immediate postwar era. 1948 Packard 8 Station Sedan