I'm a car collector. I have bought this car several months ago along with many others for restoration projects. I realized that I can't bring all of them into my shop and restore and decided to sell a couple of the extra cars.
This is a 1938 Packard V12 Touring Sedan Model 1608 . This car is very rare. Only 556 V12's has been made . In the 1930's there was no car luxurious than this. I was very lucky to get it. Would have never sold if I hadn't had to. It's a 7 passenger car. It has jump seats in a divider. This car has been in California all its life, rust free. It has all the required parts. I'd say it is 99% complete. Engine freely turns and has all the necessary parts. I have not tried to start it, but am pretty sure it will start with the right mechanic. I have not tried, as the gas in the tank is very old. If you want to come and check it - I'm sure we can start it.
This is very important! The engine is in great condition and requires very little work. This is one of the most valuable parts of this car.
It has been stored inside a garage of another collector, who has only collected V12 Packards. It hasn't seen any rain. It still has original paint with very light surface rust. When I talked to the previous owner he said that the car ran before he put it into storage.
A few months ago and moved the car to a chrome plating company. I started the restoration and removed all chrome parts. Bumpers and hubcaps have already been restored. Everything you don't see on the car - is the chrome, which I have and are sold with the car. They have been triple plated. If you need to see pictures - I can send them.
All emblems, hood ornament, moldings, hub cubs, tail lights, and interior wood trim is in good condition, but need restoration. It has the original steering wheel and it has absolutely no cracks. All gauges are intact.
If you need and extra pictures - just message me and I'll take them. Had very little time to take these.
The title was issued in 1974. And the last registration issued in California in August of 1978. I have the title on me.
Engine: V12 473 Cubic Inches. 175Hp. Strongberg E3 Carburator
Note: The only bad thing is that the roof needs fixing. The wood has dried and needs work.
Sorry - I had no time to clean the car. It's a project car.
If you have questions - please call me (310) 467-7854 (Sergey)
|“Rust free. The car has always been in California in good weather. Original paint.” |
| Year: || 1938 || VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): || 411792 |
| Mileage: || 0 || Number of Cylinders: || 12 |
| Make: || Packard || Transmission: || Manual |
| Model: || Model 1608 || Body Type: || Sedan |
| Engine: || V12 || Warranty: || Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty |
| Drive Type: || RWD || Vehicle Title: || Clear |
| Fuel Type: || Gasoline || Sub Model: || Model 1608 |
| For Sale By: || Private Seller || Exterior Color: || Green |
| Disability Equipped: || No || Interior Color: || Gray |
| Drive Side: || Left-hand drive |