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 email@example.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.
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This vehicle would be in excellent condition overall. It could be a completely restored or an extremely well maintained original vehicle showing very minimal wear. The exterior paint, trim, and mechanics are not in need of reconditioning. The interior would be in excellent condition. Note: This value does not represent a “100 Point” or “# 1” vehicle *.* “100 Point” or “# 1” vehicle is not driven. It would generally be in a museum or transported in an enclosed trailer to concourse judging and car shows. This type of car would be stored in a climate-regulated facility.
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