• Year of manufacture 
    1940
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    105
  • Reference number 
    6kyGS8Eemi4dfJxldhHCsh
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
    United States
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

This Packard One-Sixty was owned for many years by Bill Harrah and was restored by the renowned Harrah’s Automobile Collection shop in Reno, Nevada. This is a beautifully crafted woodie station wagon bodied by the Hercules Body Company.

Having emerged from the 1930s amidst a depressed economy, the Packard Motor Car Company launched the magnificent One-Sixty Station Wagon model crafted by Hercules in 1940 in an effort to raise spirits and revenue. This unique model melded a painted forward cab with dual side-mount spare tires and a superbly fitted and finished wood-paneled rear body with expertly applied clear-coat finishes. Beneath the Cormorant hood mascot resides the famous Packard Super-8 engine and three-speed manual gearbox with an optional overdrive, which provides a fourth gear for highway cruising.

This Packard remained with the Harrah collection until 1986, when the collection was sold in one of the largest single-owner sales of automobiles in history. Having seen minimal use since the Harrah restoration, this lovely automobile presents in rich cream paint with gleaming chrome, luxurious brown leather seats, vinyl roof, and wool carpet. The combination of Mr. Harrah’s ownership and the station wagon’s magnificent appearance renders this 1940 Packard ultimately desirable for a tasteful collector with an eye for a unique American classic.


Gooding & Company
1517 20th Street
Santa Monica  90404  California
United States
Contact Person Kontaktperson
First name 
Gooding & Company

Phone 
+1 (310) 899-1960