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Sale price: $70,964.00 make an offer
Last update: 15.06.2013

Car location: Anaheim, California, United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: packard
Model: SUPER 8
Year: 1938
Type: sedan
Color: Blue
Mileage: 19,416
Engine: 320 cubic inch straight 8
Transmission: manual
Trim: CCCA Classic
Interior Color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1938 PACKARD SUPER 8 for sale

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1938 PACKARD SUPER 8 TOURING SEDAN. a lovely car that has been the recipient of extensive documented recent restoration work resulting in a car that operates  like it did in 1938 !

This is the Super 8. so it has the big 320 cubic inch super 8. it's a full CCCA Classic. eligible for all  CCCA tours. Grand Classic shows. and CAR-A-VAN tours. Of course it's also eligible for AACA events and both Packard clubs.

It's a big. impressive. luxurious car. with all of the high quality appointments that Packard built into it!  Powerful 8 Cylinder engine. dual sidemounts. cormorant hood ornament. factory radio. factory heater. full instrumentation. independent front suspension. powerful hydraulic brakes. and 16 inch drop center wheels with radial whitewall tires.  

The interior is beautifully appointed. with the correct rich wool broadcloth fabric. tailored in exactly the factory pattern. The Steering wheel was recast in exactly the translucent plastic that Packard used. topped off with a beautiful Packard Crest horn center.   The dashboard is painted in the '38 Only gray. nbsp; and the instrument faces are all restored and beautiful.   The doorhandles and window cranks are the '38 only ribbed pattern items.   Everywhere you look on this car it has been beautifully and correctly done!

There has been a tremendous amount of mechanical work done over the last 5 years. including a full engine rebuild. transmission rebuild. ew radiator. nbsp;brakes. tires. and on and one. to the tune of $35. 00. After this work was done. the car has proven itself a reliable and comfortable CAR-A-VAN car. notably on the 2010 Pacific Northwest CAR-A-VAN of over 1. 00 miles.  

The mechanical work included a fabulous engine detail - all of the finishes and colors are correct. even the porcelainized manifold is beautiful. Opening that hood is like being inside the Packard dealer in 1938!

Operating it is a delight - It starts instantly. and idles down super slow and smooth. It has excellent power. the transmission feels wonderful - all of the synchro's are working properly. and the gear change feels tight and crisp. like it would have when it was new. The brakes are powerful hydraulics. and work exactly as they should. the oil pressure stays high. and the temperature gauge stays low. nbsp;just like they're supposed to.  I felt like I was piloting a brand new '38 Packard down the road when I drove it.

The chrome plating is all done and is beautiful. likewise the stainless trim and stainless items.

It has achieved it's First Place badge in National CCCA judging. with badge # 2753. along with an AACA trophy badge.

I noticed that the paint shows a bit of age and some lacquer checking. which I attempt to show in the photos. There is some window de-lamination on the windshield and vent windows. and the undercarriage is reasonably clean but not show detailed.   Please note there is a State of California assigned VIN number. A50118.   The title matches that. and it's a clean California title with no liens or encumbrances.

It's ready right now for the Idaho CAR-A-VAN in September !

Offered by the Vault Classic Cars. Anaheim. CA. with better and higher quality photos than Ebay will host at our website. WWW. VAULTCARS. COM or call us at 714-401-1047 .  

 International customers are welcome to bid ! We've sent many cars overseas.

THERE IS NO COOLING OFF PERIOD UNLESS YOU OBTAIN A CONTRACT CANCELLATION OPTION.   California law does not provide for a "cooling off" period for vehicle lease or purchase contracts. Therefore. you cannot later cancel such a contract simply because you change your mind. decide the vehicle costs too much. or wish you had acquired a different vehicle. After you sign a motor vehicle purchase or lease contract. it may only be cancelled with the agreement of the seller or lessor or for legal cause. such as fraud. However. California law does require the seller to offer a 2 day contract cancellation option on used vehicles with a purchase price of less than $40. 00. subject to certain statutory conditions. See the vehicle contract cancellation option agreement for details. The prospective purchaser of a vehicle may. at his or her own expense and with the approval of the dealer. have the vehicle inspected by an independent third party either on or off the dealership premises.   All Prices shown DO NOT include California Sales Tax. nbsp; DMV fees. smog certificate on post-1975 vehicles. Documentation fees. and any late registration fees owed to DMV.  Out of state customers are responsible to pay sales tax and any other government fees in their own state.   Out of state customers are not required to pay California Sales Tax and DMV fees  IF the car is shipped by ICC licensed carrier. AND  a notarized statement of delivery is signed upon delivery.   If you  fly in and drive it home. we are required to charge Tax and DMV for driving on California roads !  Car is sold mileage exempt due to age. meaning it's not possible to know the exact mileage on a car of this age.   All signed contract documentation must be received AND full payment received before the car will be released to the new owner.


We are happy to work with legitimate overseas buyers. and we can assist with getting the car shipped to most international ports. Shipping is at buyers expense. the car is sold FOB Anaheim. CA. There is an additional $200 cost to flatbed the car to any  freight forwarder in the Los Angeles. CA area.

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