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AACA award winning 1950 Packard Deluxe Eight Touring Sedan for sale at Daniel Schmitt & Co. in Saint Louis, Missouri

1950 PACKARD DELUXE EIGHT TOURING SEDAN

This 1950 Packard Deluxe Eight Touring Sedan is an unbelievable time capsule.  Having been driven just 27,000 miles, it maintains a near perfect interior, and wears most of its original paint.  The car has a 288ci straight-8 engine that performs beautifully and is mated with an Ultramatic automatic transmission.  The car has been beautifully maintained and is ready to drive or show.  It wears an AACA badge of Historical Preservation of Features and has won first in it class at several shows. 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? Why not “ask the man who owns one” by contacting John Sherman, at johns@schmitt.com or (314) 291-7000 for more information. He will be happy to give you a complete walk around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

1937 Packard Model 1501 Super Eight Coupe

1937 PACKARD SUPER EIGHT RUMBLE SEAT COUPE

The magnificent 1937 Packard Super Eight Rumble Seat Coupe featured here is finished in stunning black with a beautiful red leather interior. This incredible motorcar is a full CCCA classic and has been shown at Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance and at the Concours of America at Saint John’s. From the famous Meurer collection, this rare 1937 Packard Super Eight is among one of the most desirable models that can be found on the market today. We are proud to offer this Packard to the educated collector or enthusiast who understands and appreciates the rarity of this grand classic. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? 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. 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 a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence; this just might be one of the best finds on the market.

Restored 1932 Packard Shovelnose 900 Light Eight Sedan

1932 PACKARD 900 8 LIGHT EIGHT SEDAN

The gorgeous 1932 Packard 900 Light Eight Sedan featured here is finished in stunning medium and light grey with a matching grey interior, red painted wire wheels and a matching red pin stripe. This one-year-only model that features the unique “shovel nose” front end has been meticulously restored and was recently released from a private Packard Museum in Michigan. As an 8-cylinder model, this Packard is considered a Full Classic by the Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) and would be a welcome sight at a CCCA show or a vintage rally. 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 that you can actually enjoy? Please contact John Sherman, one of our expert sales consultants, at (314)291-7000 or johns@schmitt.com for more information. He will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

History of the Packard Light Eight
In 1932, Packard introduced the 900 or “Light Eight” model. Designed as an entry-level model to compete with Buick, the 900 was the first and only Packard to feature the unique shovel nose grill, a styling cue that led many to refer to the Packard 900 as one of the most beautiful marques ever built. A refined compression ratio raised the output of the 320 cubic inch Straight Eight to 110 horsepower, while a new chassis stretched the unique wheelbase to 127.75. Four different body styles were available: a 5-passenger Coupe Sedan, a Coupe Roadster, a Stationary Coupe and the elegant 5-passenger Sedan. Ride control suspension allowed the driver to adjust the shocks to their preference, and Packard’s excellent craftsmanship provided consumers’ with the luxury of a Packard at a fraction of the price compared to their other models. While the 900 Light Eight line drew strong sales figures, the high price of construction and loss of interest in the Standard Eight line resulted in Packard removing the 900 for 1933. Approximately 6,750 Packard 900s were built; their unique styling and one-year-only appeal make them highly sought-after by enthusiasts across the globe today.

Original unrestored classic 1949 Packard Deluxe Eight Club Sedan for sale

1949 PACKARD DELUXE EIGHT CLUB SEDAN

The 1949 Packard Deluxe Eight Club Sedan featured here is finished in stunning gold over a completely original tan striped broadcloth interior. This particular Club Sedan has spent the majority of its life in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and was just released from its second owner who purchased the car in 1972. A meticulously maintained example, this 1949 Packard features completely original trim and the interior has factory seat upholstery preserved under a set of seat covers that are likely dealer ordered accessories! While this Packard has been repainted in a gold shade similar to that used on the 1949 golden anniversary models, the original chrome and interior displays a level of patina that one would expect to see on a 70 year old motorcar. This Packard is accompanied by its original owner’s manual, original policy envelope and both original build sheets (one of which was removed from the underside of the car next to the gas tank). After 70 years the exposed build sheet is still perfectly legible and proves that has always been a well-cared for example. We are proud to offer this incredible 1949 Packard Deluxe Eight Club Sedan to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates originality and factory documentation. 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? Why not “ask the man who owns one” by contacting John Sherman, at johns@schmitt.com or (314) 291-7000 for more information. He will be happy to give you a complete walk around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

History of the 1949 Packards
For 1949 Packard marked its Golden Anniversary and started celebrating in grand fashion with 2,000 gold painted Packards. Packard would upgrade the trim for their 50th year with the front bumpers showcasing full chrome, versus the painted centers from the previous year in addition to center-placed side trim on certain models. These modest changes along with an incredible line-up of models resonated with the American public who helped to make 1949 the second largest production year in the company’s history.

Classic 1953 Packard Corporate Sedan

1953 PACKARD EXECUTIVE LIMOUSINE BY HENNEY (USED BY THE SECRET SERVICE UNDER THE EISENHOWER AND KENNEDY ADMINISTRATIONS)

The 1953 Packard Executive Limousine by Henney featured here is one of 100 built and comes finished in stunning Meridian Blue Metallic over a blue interior. This particular example was acquired by the United States Secret Service and was used during the 1953 and 1957 Inaugural Parades for President Dwight D. Eisenhower and the 1961 Inaugural Parade for John F. Kennedy. This Packard was retired from duty in the early 1960’s and was then acquired by the Hotel Bellevue in the heart of Washington D.C. Under the hotel’s ownership, it was used to transport numerous senators, congressmen, government officials and two future U.S. Presidents around the U.S. Capitol. More recently, this coach-built Packard resided in a private collection in Germany until it was acquired by a Packard collector in the United States in 2014. It presents wonderfully today, wearing dual U.S. Flags on the front fenders and the U.S Presidential Seal on the rear doors. The odometer displays 35,007 miles – a number which is believed to reflect the actual mileage since new and lines up with the vehicles history of being driven short distances most of its life. We are proud to offer this 1953 Packard Executive Limousine by Henney to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates this incredibly rare post-war coach-built Packard with outstanding provenance. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? 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. 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 a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

1953 Packard Executive Sedan
A photo of the cover of Hotel Bellevue’s brochure featuring the 1953 Packard Executive Sedan parked outside.

History of the Henney bodied Packards
The Henney Motor Company, originally Henney Carriage Works, was founded in the mid-1800s by Jacob Henney. The company had successfully transitioned into motorcar coachwork in the early 1920’s and by the 1930’s it was one of the country’s most sought after coachbuilders for marques such as Cadillac, Lincoln, Pierce-Arrow and Packard. After the WWII Henney and Packard offered several stylish offerings including some one-off show cars including the famed 1952 Pan American for the 1952 New York Auto Show which inspired the Packard Caribbean for 1953. Packard with Henney reintroduced the long-wheelbase limousine also 1953 with a 149 inch wheelbase and two lavish offerings; a Corporate model and an Executive model, the latter of which only had 100 examples produced. Both cars were referred to as the “Henney Corporate Models” and were only available on a special order basis. These hand-built coaches were finished in Henney’s Freeport, Illinois facility and were lavishly appointed with amble seating for eight passengers thanks in part to rear fold away jump seats. Perhaps unsurprisingly many of these 1953 coaches were purchased by the U.S. Government for official use and examples of which are seldom seen today.

1937 Packard 115-C Coachbuilt Cabriolet

1937 PACKARD 115-C COACHBUILT CABRIOLET BY GRABER

The spectacular 1937 Packard 115-C Coachbuilt Cabriolet by Graber featured here is finished in stunning Chinese Red over a white leather interior and beige folding convertible top. It was one of a few Packard chassis that were imported by Swiss Importer Wener Risch in Zurich to noted coachbuilder Hermann Graber of Wichtrach. This Graber-bodied 115-C is one of very few built new and is one of only a handful known to exist today! This Packard was previously subjected to a full restoration and its excellent condition today can be attributed to the 1,788 kilometers (1,111 miles) on the odometer; a number that likely reflects the total mileage driven since restoration. Most recently, this Packard was part of a private collection in Switzerland. The custom coachwork qualifies this 115-C as a “Full Classic” by the Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) and would make and excellent showing at future events considering there are only around a dozen Graber bodied Packards known to exist today! We are especially proud to offer this incredibly rare 1937 Packard 115-C coach built Cabriolet by Graber to the most astute collector or investor who appreciates the great Packard marque and custom coachwork.  Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? 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. 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 a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

History of the Graber bodied Packards
Carrosserie Hermann Graber in Wichtrach, Switzerland was founded by Hermann Graber once he took control of his father’s wheel manufacturing business in 1924. Graber was quick to transition the company from wheel making to custom coachbuilder with their first bodied car (a Fiat 509 Cabriolet) appearing in 1927. During the 1930’s a selection of running chassis from iconic American marques such as Duesenberg, Hudson and Packard were imported by Wener Risch of Zurich who commissioned several one-off designs. Graber coachbuilt Packards were some of the most celebrated designs of the era as they successfully combined the stately American presence with stylish European flare. As few as a dozen different Graber bodied Packards are known to exist today with RM Sotheby’s selling a 1938 Packard Eight Graber Cabriolet for $1,760,000 in 2015!

1937 Packard 120 Sedan

1937 PACKARD 120 TOURING SEDAN

The 1937 Packard 120 Touring Sedan featured here is finished in stunning Aztec Olivine Brown over a wonderfully preserved tan interior. This particular example spent many years in Colorado and more recently was just released from a private Packard Museum in Michigan. Today this Packard remains largely original, displaying only 58,857 actual miles and is exhibiting the type of patina that one would expect to see on an unrestored 80 year old motorcar. This stunning Packard is accompanied by various receipts and invoices that date back to the mid 1970’s which document the mileage in addition to the some of the meticulous care that it has received throughout its life. We are proud to offer this largely original 15th series Packard 120 Touring Sedan to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates the legacy of this great American marque. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? 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. 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 a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

HISTORY OF THE PACKARD 120 TOURING SEDAN
Packard unveiled the 15th series for 1937 at the National Automobile Show in October of 1936. To raise appeal, the company heavily marketed the phrase “finer cars at lower prices.” A new 6-cylinder (internally classified as the 115-C) drew a lot of praise for its innovation and level of comfort that Packard customers were accustomed to. The Packard 120 8-cylinder models appeared virtually the same as the 6-cylinder 115 models except the interior, which was more lavishly appointed. With both the 6 cylinder and the 120 models drawing up so much interest, Packard offered an incredible array of different bodies and styles to choose from. Body style 1092, the 120 Touring Sedan, proved to be a popular model that offered practicality, luxury, style and speed at a modest price. Packard’s strategy paid off in 1937 with sales of the 115-C and the 120 leading to Packard’s largest year of production ever. Today, the Packard 120 models are praised in collector car circles, with unrestored examples proving highly desirable.

1939 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan

1939 PACKARD TWELVE CONVERTIBLE SEDAN

The 1939 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan featured here is finished in stunning Tavern Green with Balfour Green fenders over a dark brown interior and beige folding convertible top. This outstanding example was sold new by Hon Smithson & Raymond in Chicago, Illinois, to Colonel Robert R. McCormick; owner of the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Tribune. Rumor has it that McCormick’s rule was that his driver had to get him from downtown Chicago to his home in Wheaton, Illinois in 45 minutes or less – a task that the Packard Twelve was more than capable of! A Packard that has appealed to more than one collector owner in its time, this Twelve Convertible Sedan presents wonderfully, showcasing some patina on its original paint and chrome and only displaying 34,701 actual miles. In 2011, Packard specialist Dave Mitchell performed a through mechanical servicing and the car was tastefully equipped with high speed gears and overdrive. The model 1708 Packard is considered a Full Classic by the Classic Car Club of America and would be a welcome entry in a CCCA tour or concours event. With incredible provenance, low mileage and outstanding originality, we are confident that this Convertible Sedan is one of the best examples that can be found on the market today. We are proud to offer this exceptional 1939 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan to the most astute collector or investor who appreciates originality and low mileage classic motorcars. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? 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. Please contact John Sherman, one of our expert sales consultants, at (314) 291-7000 or johns@schmitt.com for more information. He will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

1932 Packard Deluxe Eight Roadster Coupe for sale at Daniel Schmitt & Co.

1932 PACKARD SPECIAL EIGHT ROADSTER COUPE

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The Rykken Family of Montana with their 1932 Packard on a family trip circa the 1930’s. The family owned this 1932 Packard from 1933 until 2007.

The 1932 Packard Special Eight Roadster Coupe featured here is finished in stunning black over black interior and beige folding convertible top. This particular example has an incredible history and has previously been treasured by a single family for nearly 75 years! It was delivered new in Greenwich, Connecticut, on November 1931 and was sold to its second owner, a Mr. C.T. Rykken of Musselshell, Montana in 1933. Mr. Rykken operated a Conoco service station in Musselshell for many years and during that time this Packard was responsible for carrying the Rykken family on numerous outings. Family photos with the car date back to the 1930’s are included and show the Rykkens’ on vacation in some of the Northwestern United States’ most beautiful scenery. Rykken wrote to the Packard Motor Company in 1948 seeking parts for the ’32 and these letters on Packard Motor Company letterhead still accompany this car. This Packard was regularly used by the Rykken’s until the late 1940’s when it was parked with the hopes that it would later be restored. In 1977, Norman Rykken, son of C.T. Rykken, acquired the car from his father and begun assisting him with the restoration. After a full restoration was completed the car once again served the Rykken family for the following three decades. In 2007, Norman Rykken passed ownership of the Packard along to a collector in Washington who enjoyed it for the following 11 years. This Packard Special Eight presents wonderfully today, displaying 46,000 miles on the odometer and showcasing some slight patina that is expected on a 30 plus year old restoration. An outstanding amount of period and reproduction Packard documentation accompanies this Special Eight in addition to restoration photos, previous registrations, purchase and registration documents dating back to the 1930s and much more! With such well known history, excellent documentation and wonderful condition this 1932 Packard is sure to bring many years of enjoyment to its next caretaker. We are proud to offer this 1932 Packard Special Eight Coupe Roadster to the most particular collector or investor who appreciates outstanding documentation and the legacy of the Packard. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? 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. 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 a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

HISTORY OF THE 1932 PACKARD SPECIAL EIGHT ROADSTER COUPE
For 1932 Packard continued to set the marque high for automotive luxury. The company’s new ride control offered three settings ensuring a smooth ride on both paved and unpaved surfaces. The Deluxe Eight line chassis was lengthened to 142.5” and featured a new “double-drop” frame with x-bracing. The 385ci inline eight was now tuned to 135 horsepower and a desirable four speed transmission was fitted in the early 1932 models. Packard’s 903 models consisted of ten factory bodied offerings for 1932, ensuring a Deluxe Eight for even the most discerning clientele. Body style 519, the Deluxe Eight Roadster Coupe was perhaps the most stylish with a full folding convertible top that disappeared into the body line, resulting in a roadster appearance with an optional rumble seat for an additional two passengers. With timeless style and performance, it is no wonder why the 1932 Packard Deluxe Eight Roadster Coupe has gained such appeal with collectors today.

 

1928 Packard Eight Model 443

1928 PACKARD CUSTOM EIGHT MODEL 443 PHAETON

The 1928 Packard Custom Eight Model 443 Phaeton featured here is finished in stunning two-tone brown with black fenders, burnt orange disc wheels and a stunning dark tan leather interior. This particular 443 was previously subjected to a beautiful restoration and displays a light patina that presents wonderfully. This example is considered a “full classic” by the Classic Car Club of America; it comes lavishly appointed with dual side mount spares, an elegant folding rear tonneau windshield and more.  Hailing from a time when engineering, function and style blended perfectly, the Packard 443 Phaeton is widely considered by enthusiasts to be the pinnacle model. This example is the perfect classic to enjoy on a vintage caravan or tour and we are proud to offer it to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates the provenance of this classic pre-war model. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? 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. 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 a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

HISTORY OF THE PACKARD CUSTOM EIGHT 443 PHAETON
The Packard 443 model was unveiled on July 1, 1927. These new “Big Eight” models were still considered part of the 4th series of Packard and all rode on an imposing 143” wheelbase chassis. The Packard 443 catalog offered no less than twenty different body arrangements, ensuring that all individual tastes were well suited. While approximately 7,800 443 chassis were built for 1928, the varying bodies meant that individual production numbers were quite low, with open bodied cars being procured by the most affluent of clientele. Body style 311 was the Custom Eight 443 5-passenger Phaeton – a very imposing aesthetic for the Great Depression era. The Custom Eight 443 Phaeton featured dual side mounts spares and numerous accessories including a folding luggage rack with a removable trunk as well as a rear folding tonneau windshield that could be adjusted by the rear passengers. Today, the Packard 443 Phaeton is considered to be one the marque’s greatest models because it achieved a level of engineering, style and luxury that could only come from Packard.

1933 Packard Model 1004 Super Eight Touring

1933 PACKARD MODEL 1004 SUPER EIGHT TOURING

The 1933 Packard Model 1004 Super Eight Touring featured here is finished in the stunning color combination of Packard Brown over a brown leather interior and beige convertible top. This stunning example was delivered new in May of 1933 to Park Avenue Packard in New York and was previously owned by well-known Packard enthusiast and collector Don McCallum before being sold to another collector in 2005. It was previously the subject of a no expense spared restoration that presents well and displays very little patina. The Classic Car Club of America recognizes this Model 1004 as a Full Classic and it is a CCCA Senior Award winner (a testament to the Packard’s thorough restoration). With limited production, ownership provenance and CCCA award winning status, this 1933 Packard Super Eight is one of the best examples that can be found on the market today. We are proud to offer this stunning 1933 Packard Model 1004 Super Eight Touring to the most particular investor or collector who appreciates CCCA award winning restorations and the legacy of the Packard marque. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? 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. 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 a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

HISTORY OF THE 1933 PACKARD 1004 SUPER EIGHT
For Packard’s 10th series of Automobiles, the company introduced several innovations with the 8 cylinder models. The Packard Standard Eight was now just the Packard Eight and the Deluxe Eight models begun being referred to as the Super Eight. The Super Eight in particular saw several improvements including a strengthened chassis with a new manifold design and a new Stromberg carburetor that raised power output to 145 horsepower.  Vacuum assisted brakes were featured and gave the driver the option to adjust the level of braking to assist their needs. The wheelbase of the Deluxe models was dropped in favor of a 135” wheelbase chassis. Individuals seeking a more stately appearance opted for the 142” wheelbase which was 5 inches shorter than the 1932 “Deluxe” models. With 13 different factory body styles available, individual bodied production numbers were limited. Of the 1,327 Super Eight models built for 1933, only 788 were assembled on the 142” chassis. Body no. 650 was the Super Eight Touring, a stylish and functional Touring car with rear fold away jump seats that allowed seating for either 5 or 7 passengers. With a restyled exterior and a new windshield treatment, the Touring was especially stunning. It is no wonder why examples are highly coveted among collectors today.

Restored classic 1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible for sale Daniel Schmitt & Co.

1955 PACKARD CARIBBEAN CONVERTIBLE

The magnificent 1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible featured here is finished in the stunning factory tri-color combination of Jade White, Jade and Emerald Metallic with a green and white interior and white power folding convertible top. This particular example is one of only 500 built and has spent nearly half its life in private collector ownership. In the late 1980’s, this Caribbean was under the ownership respected collector Gene Epstein in Pennsylvania. In 1990 it was acquired by New York Times Best Selling Author and car collector Clive Cussler. A notable action adventure author, several of Mr. Cussler’s books have been adapted to the silver screen. Additionally, Mr. Cussler has published a couple of books about his collection. This stunning Packard appeared in his 2016 book “Built to Thrill”, a copy of which accompanies this Packard. Today this Caribbean presents incredibly well, having previously been meticulously restored. The numbers matching 352ci V8 engine is still in place and 71,803 miles are present on the odometer. The owner’s manual as well as a signed letter by Clive Cussler also are also included. We are proud to offer this stunning 1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible to the most astute collector or investor who understands and appreciates the rarity of this great 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 a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

History of the 1955 Packard Caribbean
In 1955 Packard took its flagship model, the Caribbean, to new heights. A completely new design by Richard Teague succeeded in making the car look modern. Packard’s first series of V8 engines were now standard on all models, with the most powerful being the 352ci V8 equipped with “dual-quad” Rochester carburetors. This combination produced 275 horsepower and was only offered in the Caribbean. Underneath the new “modern” body was Packard’s unique torsion bar suspension which was a standard feature and made the model one of the best riding cars of 1955. Costing $5,932 when new, the equivalent of roughly $57,000 today, the Caribbean Convertible (style number 5588) was Packard’s most expensive offering for 1955. The combination of style, performance, ride quality and low production numbers (only 500 examples were produced for 1955) makes examples highly sought after by collectors today.

1949 Packard Super Eight Victoria Convertible for sale at Daniel Schmitt & Co., Classic packard victoria, packard 8 victoria convertible, daniel schmitt classic cars

1949 PACKARD SUPER EIGHT VICTORIA CONVERTIBLE

For 1949 Packard marked its Golden Anniversary and started celebrating in grand fashion with a dealers’ drive-away of 2,000 gold painted Packards. Packard would upgrade the trim for their 50th year with the front bumpers showcasing full chrome, versus the painted centers from the previous year in addition to center-placed side trim on certain models. These modest changes and incredible line-up of models resonated with the American public who helped to make 1949 the second largest production year in the company’s history.

The 1949 Packard Super Eight Victoria Convertible featured here is finished in gorgeous Egyptian Sand with an impeccably kept original tan interior. This magnificent motorcar is one of very few to ever come on the market and it drives incredibly well. Accompanying this investment-grade Packard is its owner’s manual, service manual, Packard brochures, original buildsheet, original radio and overdrive tags. We are extremely proud to offer this incredible 1949 Packard Super Eight Victoria Convertible to the collector or enthusiast who appreciates originality as well as the rarity of this great 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 a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

1937 Packard 1508 12 Convertible Sedan

1937 PACKARD TWELVE CONVERTIBLE SEDAN

The 1937 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan featured here is finished in the stunning color combination of Buckingham Gray over a red leather interior and beige folding convertible top. This 15th Series Packard Twelve was reputedly sold new through the Packard Westchester Company of White Plains, New York, in June 1936. More recently, this 1508 Convertible Sedan was subjected to an extensive restoration performed with meticulous attention to detail by noted marque specialist Ray Belsito of Massachusetts. The adornment of a Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) National First Prize on the cowl serves as a testament to the rarity of this motorcar and the quality of its restoration. As a CCCA Full Classic, this Model 1508 Packard Twelve would be a welcome addition at a future CCCA event or caravan and will certainly bring years of enjoyment to its future caretaker. We are proud to offer this outstanding 1937 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan to the most astute collector or investor who appreciates CCCA nationally awarded motorcars and the legacy of the Packard marque. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? 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. 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 a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

HISTORY OF THE 1937 PACKARD TWELVE CONVERTIBLE SEDAN
1937 was a big year for Packard. The company was continuing its philosophy of a car for every class, and customers had an incredible 50 different models to choose from. Packard would sell an astounding 109,518 cars during 1937, 90% of which were either the 115 6-cylinder or 120 8-cylinder models. The Packard Twelve continued to be the top model in luxury, speed and style with the 473ci V12 engine pushing 180 horsepower courtesy of improved carburation. Only 1,300 Twelve chassis were constructed for the 1937 model year which was the last year the Twelve was offered on the imposing 144” wheelbase chassis. A dozen different configurations allowed Packard to produce a Twelve that served the needs of the most discerning clientele. Packard’s most expense factory production offering for 1937 was body style 1073, the model 1508 Convertible Sedan. With a factory price of $4,650 (the equivalent of over $81,000 today), the Twelve Convertible Sedan was only available to the most discerning clientele. An incredible combination of luxury and performance that could only come from Packard; this model proves to be extremely desirable among collectors with examples few and far between.

1949 Packard Super Eight

1949 PACKARD SUPER EIGHT TOURING SEDAN

The 1949 Packard Super Eight Touring Sedan featured here is finished in stunning Ebony Black over a stunning original Taupe interior. This particular example came out of North Dakota where the car is known to have been in collector ownership since the 1970’s. Largely original, this Packard has never been fully restored with the exception of a single sympathetic repaint that was reputedly performed in the 1980’s. A sticker from the 1984 National Packard Meet in Houston, Texas, is still present in the right rear window and only adds to the charm of this largely original motorcar. Today, this 22nd series Packard presents wonderfully with some slight patina and displays only 71,909 actual miles on the odometer. The Super Eight Touring Sedan is offered here courtesy of John Sherman; Daniel Schmitt & Company’s General Manager and a Packard collector who has enjoyed this Packard as part of his personal collection for some time. We are proud to offer this 1949 Packard Super Eight Touring Sedan to the most astute collector or enthusiast who appreciates the charm and appeal of highly original and unrestored motorcar.  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? Why not “ask the man who owns one” by contacting John Sherman, at johns@schmitt.com or (314) 291-7000 for more information. He will be happy to give you a complete walk around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

1938 Packard 1603 Super Eight Touring Sedan

1938 PACKARD 1603 SUPER EIGHT TOURING SEDAN

The 1938 Packard 1603 Super Eight Touring Sedan featured here is finished in stunning Blackhawk Grey Metallic over a wonderful beige interior. This particular example is the highly desirable 1603 model with the larger 320ci engine on the short 127” wheelbase chassis. It was just released from a private Packard Museum in Michigan and while it has been exceptionally well maintained throughout its life, it does currently display a level of patina that is a testament to its originality. An example that can be driven and enjoyed as is, this 1603 Packard is considered a Full Classic by the Classic Car Club of America and would be perfect for a classic caravan or tour. We are proud to offer this charming 1938 Packard 1603 Super Eight Touring Sedan to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates the legacy of this great American marque. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? 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. Please contact John Sherman, one of our expert sales consultants, at johns@schmitt.com or (314) 291-7000 for more information. He will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

HISTORY OF THE PACKARD 1603 SUPER EIGHT
Packard introduced their 16th series of automobiles on September 30th, 1937. By 1938, Packard was still the leader of the small independent manufacturers, due in part to its popular mid-range cars (the Packard Six and the Packard “Small” Eight). In 1938 the Senior Packards consisted of the Twelve and the Super Eight, both of which saw styling improvements including a vee-shaped windshield, increasingly rounded fenders and an all-around smoother profile. A new instrument panel allowed for full instrumentation and built in defrosters on the interior. The Packard Super Eight rode on a shorter chassis with a 127” wheelbase which redistributed the weight of the car. This coupled with new steering geometry and the larger 320ci engine made the 16th series Super Eight one of the most maneuverable Senior Packard’s ever constructed. Most Senior models for 1938 were built to order, as their high price tag made them available to only the most affluent of clientele. One of the most striking factory offerings was the Super Eight Touring Sedan (body style 1103) for five passengers which offered luxury, comfort and style, especially when equipped with dual side mount spare tires. Only 2,478 Super Eight chassis were constructed for 1938, however their appeal remains high in collector car circles today.

1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper

1947 PACKARD CUSTOM SUPER CLIPPER EIGHT TOURING SEDAN

The 1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper Eight Touring Sedan featured here is finished in stunning Ebony Black over a wonderful blue cloth interior. This particular example was previously subject to a meticulous restoration that has started to show some patina which only adds to the charm of this classic motorcar.  The Custom Super Clipper Sedan is one of only a handful of post-war Packard’s accepted by the Classic Car Club of America as a Full Classic and with one look at the exceptional build quality and stunning simulated woodgrain on the interior it is easy to understand why. We are proud to offer this senior level Packard to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who understands the legacy of the legendary 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 and posting gains of 395-percent over the last 10-years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact John Sherman, one of our expert sales consultants, at (314)291-7000 or johns@schmitt.com for more information. He will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

HISTORY OF THE PACKARD SUPER CLIPPER EIGHT TOURING SEDAN
For 1947 Packard continued to push design into the true postwar phase, facing heavy competition from other marques such as Studebaker and Kaiser-Frazer. The 21st series Packard nomenclature continued through 1946 and featured new grille characteristics that would influence future designs. The new models were a perfect combination of style and sophistication that continued to showcase Packard as one of America’s most premiere manufacturers. Packard’s most expensive 6-passenger offering was the Custom Super Clipper Eight Touring Sedan which cost more than $3,400 when it was new. Only 5,690 Custom Super Clipper Eight Sedans were built for 1947 making their collector appeal today very high, especially considering the model’s Full Classic notoriety from the Classic Car Club of America.

 

1948 Packard Deluxe 8 Club Sedan

1948 PACKARD DELUXE EIGHT CLUB SEDAN

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. The Deluxe line continued to draw the attention of those needing more than just standard accommodations. Packard’s 1948 Deluxe line offered a “perfect blending of Packard safety, comfort, ease of entrance, interior roominess, all-around vision, performance and economy.” With several body styles available including the sporty Club Sedan, the 1948 Packard Deluxe line is revered in the hearts of collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world today.

The 1948 Packard Deluxe Eight Club Sedan featured here is finished in gorgeous Cavalier Maroon Metallic with a wonderful grey interior. This desirable 22nd Series Packard Club Sedan comes from the first week of production and is believed to have only traveled 56,672 miles from new.  Recently subject to a thorough service, this Packard performs wonderfully and would make an excellent presentation at a Packard gathering. A stunning example in excellent colors, this Packard Club Sedan is sure to bring years of enjoyment to any collector or enthusiast. We are proud to offer this 1948 Deluxe Eight Club Sedan to the individual that appreciates this 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 John Sherman, one of our expert sales consultants, at johns@schmitt.com or (314) 291-7000 for more information. He will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

1931 Packard Eight Pheaton

1931 PACKARD DELUXE EIGHT SPORT PHAETON

1931 Packard Deluxe Eight Sport Phaeton 1931 Packard Deluxe Eight Sport Phaeton

Packard would introduce its 8th series of automobiles for 1931 on August 14th 1930. The Standard Eight models available were the 826 with a 127.5” wheelbase and the 833 model featuring the 134.5” wheelbase. The designation “Custom” was dropped for the Packard Eight lineup and then became referred to as the “Deluxe” models, which were divided into the 840 and 845 series cars with an imposing 140.5” wheelbase and 145.5” wheelbase, respectively. The Packard Deluxe Eight engine was the 385ci unit that developed 120hp and was mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox which allowed for more spirited driving. The massive power plant featured nine main bearings and was so well balanced that salesmen were known to boast about the smoothness by balancing a nickel on the cylinder head with the engine idling. With the Deluxe models taking the top of the Eight line up, the most astute customers often longed after chauffer-driven models such as body 491; the Deluxe Eight Sport Phaeton. This stunning dual cowl featured a rear flip up tonneau with a foldable rear windshield for open driving pleasure. If inclement weather developed the convertible top also served as a support for the removable side curtains. Priced at $3,790 when new, this luxury depression era motorcar was seldom seen. Only 97 examples were built during 1931 and with few known to exist today, examples are highly sought-after by collectors.

The 1931 Packard Deluxe Eight Sport Phaeton featured here is finished in stunning all black sitting on top of a beautiful apple green chassis which is accented by a wonderfully black leather interior with a matching top and side curtains. This magnificent automobile has been collector owned since the 1950’s and was subject to a comprehensive two year, body-off-frame restoration before it was shown at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Still presenting in Concours restored condition, this Packard would make an incredible showing at future AACA or CCCA events. We are proud to offer this incredible 1931 Packard Deluxe Eight Sport Phaeton to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who understands the provenance of this legendary American marque and desires only the best the market can offer. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? 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. 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 a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

1940 Packard 110 Convertible for sale at daniel schmitt & co. classic cars, classic packard for sale, packard 110 for sale

1940 PACKARD 110 CONVERTIBLE

1940 proved to be a good year for Packard. Styling across the entire marque was updated with a slightly restyled grille and different placement of the headlamps, which now sat flush against the tops of the fenders. The Packard 110 line was launched in August 1939. While Packard had reintroduced the 6-cylinder line up of cars in 1937, the 110 designation first appeared with the 18th Series cars. The 110 was well received by the public; six different bodies were offered and sales of that particular line topped all others for that year. This proved that Packard was more than capable of producing a car for every class and helped the company thrive in uncertain economic times. The sportiest of the 110 line up was the Convertible which seated four comfortably and resembled the top-of-the-line Packards. Today, examples are rarely seen and when they do come to market are sought-after by both collectors and enthusiasts.

The 1940 Packard 110 Convertible featured here is finished in stunning all black with an impeccably kept black interior. This magnificent motorcar has been beautifully restored and is ready to be driven and enjoyed. We are proud to offer this investment-grade Packard 110 Convertible to the most particular collector, investor or enthusiast who understands and appreciates the potential of this great American classic. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? 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 a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

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