13th July 2024

Ahhh, one other effective Spring Day that requires some top-down motoring:

I used to be by no means a lot into the automobiles of the 1930s or 40s as they predate my automotive experiences, however I can respect the designs of the period.

The Packard featured complete mechanical upgrades that made these stunning cars simpler to function than prior generations. The Nice Despair nonetheless put a ceiling on gross sales. (I’m confused by Packard nomenclature — did the 9 Collection comply with the Eight sequence? The automotive is the Customary Eight, however it what did it comply with, the Customary Six? (I would must go additional down the Packard naming rabbit gap).

The specs are unimpressive at this time, however they have been class-leading of their time:

320ci L-Head 8-Cylinder Engine
110bhp at 3,200rpm
3-Pace Synchromesh Handbook Transmission
Stable Entrance and Dwell Rear Axles with Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs
4-Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes

These have been all thought-about enhancements over the Packard 800 sequence, itself a well-regarded car. You’ll find manufacturing numbers right here.

Take a look at among the fantastic Packard promoting of the period, after the leap.

Costs vary extensively This one auctioned for $70okay at Sotheby’s, whereas one other went for $170okay; one other is estimated to go for $200-250okay at Bonhams. This pretty instance not too long ago bought for $151,000 on Carry a Trailer.

Supply: Carry A Trailer

The promoting of the period stays pretty:

through Outdated Automotive Promoting,

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