1948 Packard Custom 8 Touring Sedan
The Custom Touring Sedan was the top of the line model for the 48 Packard line up and they only produced 5900 of them.
It features a bunch of standard options like a flathead, 165HP, 356 CI straight 8; three speed manual transmission; arm rests; chrome cowl side vents; Plastic steering wheel; auto shut off turn signals; chromed instrument panel; chrome horn ring; back-lit instruments; glove box light and lock, with hidden latch; electric clock; cigarette lighter; courtesy lights; Cormorant chromed hood ornament; chrome bumpers; stainless body molding; rear wheel shields; Cloisonne hub caps; down filled seat backs; recessed foot rests; rear compartment courtesy and reading lights, plus many more...
This car is optioned with the "Electromatic clutch"; Overdrive (all new parts but currently isn't engaging); Comfort Aire ventilation system; Cowl mount aerial; Radio; F+R bumper guards; driver mirror and wheel trim rings.
The current owner purchased this car as part of a package deal and after getting her up and running reliably, has decided to move her on.
When he got her he knew the car had been repainted at some point in her life in the original Packard Blue (yes, that is blue paint, not black) and because the engine looks freshly painted, it is believed to have been rebuilt. It had been sitting so they cleaned and flushed the tank and fuel system, rebuilt the carburetor, buffed the tired paint and installed a new exhaust.
The car starts, runs and drives beautifully as a Packard should. Aside from some surface rust on the frame, the car is super solid, no rot. The has 84000 miles on the odometer, unknown how many on the engine... However, the engine runs so smooth, you can hardly hear (or even see) it running; you could balance a quarter on this thing while it's running!
Absolutely turn key and ready to enjoy, and would be welcome at any show, she does have a few issues. The front seat has some damage and the interior is believed to have been reupholstered at some point too, the leather bound visors have some wear and tear and the delicate headliner is showing some dry-rot holes in her near the windshield and visors. As you walk around her and look closely you'll see some small scratches, a small piece of missing trim. Not a prefect car by any means but a tight, well running car that can be enjoyed from the minute she's taken home.
The asking price on this piece of post-war American luxury is just
Any questions, to schedule a time to see her or to make an offer, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for the interest.
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