Monday, October 24, 2022

FOR SALE: 1936 Packard Eight Sedan

1936 Packard Eight sedan grille and swan hood ornament

Can't hide money? We're helping out a seasoned hot rod buddy from Tennessee sell his 1936 Packard Eight Sedan. We hauled the 4,800-lb beast back to Alabama last week. She's solid, has original paint, and loads of new chrome. Handles, bumpers, headlights, tail lights, hood ornament/radiator cap, and running board trim all rechromed or replaced. Has all new tinted glass and window felt. It rolls on 17-inch wire wheels. Notice it has six wheels. Two spares are tucked into the sides of the sweeping front fenders. Our buddy, John, spent loads of money on it since he purchased and is ready to send it to a new owner.

Look at that!
All original. Black fenders and deep Packard Blue paint on the body is a sight to behold. The interior even has the original upholstery as well and is in great condition. Factory Motorola radio mounted under dash. Packard labeled these the 14th Series and this is a 1401 Club Sedan.

And... you get to work on it too
The 320 cubic-inch eight cylinder engine gets warm very quick. Previous owner replaced the radiator but the "overheating" issue remains. Has a n
ew air cleaner and filter. The three-speed floor shift synchromesh transmission shifts smooth. Out back the lower trunk access door needs wood frame to complete assembly and make functional. This is a beautiful car that needs just a little work to finish.

This Packard is a great place to hide you money. That's what our gear head mind tells us. Who knows what the economy will do but this rare classic will always look good in the garage, car show, or as a wedding event car. 
Come get it.

Price: $45,000 

Jody Potter
— Junkyard Life

Blue sky over the 1936 Packard

1936 Packard Eight hood ornament is a chrome swan

Hood panels raised on 1936 Packard Eight

Hood panels raised on 1936 Packard Eight wear decorative trim

1936 Packard Eight mohair tan interior

Spare tires in fenders make this a six wheel 1936 Packard

Left side of 1936 Packard.

Right side of 1936 Packard.

Bulging 1936 Packard fenders

1936 Packard grill is an unmistakable design.

Luggage rack on 1936 Packard

VIN plate on 1936 Packard

Wire wheels were optional on 1936 Packard

If these seats could talk, what would they tell us about the history of the 1936 Packard?

Back seat of 1936 Packard

1936 Packard 3-speed

Tan mohair interior of 1936 Packard

1936 Packard detail of headlight

Fancy 1936 Packard looks like money

Yellow wire wheels on 1936 Packard side view

Trunk mounted on back of 1936 Packard

Wire wheels and wide white walls on Blue 1936 Packard 1401 Sedan

Wide white walls on Blue 1936 Packard 1401 Sedan

Blue and black 1936 Packard 1401 Sedan

Straight Eight in a 1936 Packard 1401 Sedan

New air cleaner Straight Eight in a 1936 Packard 1401 Sedan

Straight Eight in a 1936 Packard 1401 Sedan

Six wheel 1936 Packard in blue and black original paint.

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