We are very excited to offer this fully restored, early 1949 Packard Super Eight Series 2202 Touring Sedan! Finished in gorgeous black over all Beige broadcloth interior, it remains a superb example of just 5,879 produced for 1949! Bearing Model #2272, this cosmetically restored sedan remains powered by its factory correct 327ci Straight 8 cylinder engine(G427659) producing 145 horsepower mated to a 3-speed column-shifted manual transmission with overdrive. It continues to start with ease and run as quiet as Packard intended! Features include chrome wire spoke wheels with American Classic 7.60-15 wide whitewall tires, Packard amber-colored fog lamps, front & rear Master Bumper Guards with protection rails, Cormorant hood ornament, windshield sun visor, dual outside mirrors, AM radio with fender-mounted antenna, rear fender shrouds, exhaust turn down tip, reverse light, heat/defrost; rear seat footrest, armrest & assist rope; front & rear vent windows, faux wood dash & window garnish moldings, turn signals, gas door paint protector, and passenger "Packard" vanity mirror!
Showing only 55,472 miles, the body and chassis remain remarkably solid showcasing a 2016 cosmetic restoration that has held up very well. Even the underside of the factory 120" wheelbase chassis & floor pans appear rather remarkable. It has been repainted with results that are beginning to show slight aging but maintain a smooth finish with plenty of luster! The gorgeous exterior chrome shines brightly having been re-plated in the process. Inside, one would also marvel at the level of care to restore the original appeal of the factory upholstery materials, wood-painted trim pieces, headliner, and chrome trimmed appointments! The steering wheel appears to remain original.
This unit hails most recently out of Mobile, Alabama and will include a reprinted operating manual & service manual, complete spare tire & changing tools, and a clear Missouri title in our company's name. Seatbelts have been added for both front and rear occupants for added safety, and the engine fitted with an electric fuel pump and a custom radiator shroud. This beautiful Packard Super Eight represents a unique opportunity for a tenured Packard collector or enthusiast. Please feel free to call with questions or to schedule a chance to review in person! Thanks for looking!