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Lot 43

2015   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2015

1936 Packard 1404 Super Eight Phaeton

SOLD $220,000

Estimate

$200,000 - $250,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

755602

Car Highlights

One of Two Known Surviving Examples
Handsome Older Concours-Quality Restoration
CCCA Full Classic, Ideally Suited for Show or Tour
Sporting Features Include Dual Windshields
Highly Equipped and Streamlined Classic Packard

Technical Specs

385 CID L-Head 8-Cylinder Engine
Stromberg Duplex Carburetor
150 BHP at 3,200 RPM
3-Speed Synchromesh Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Vacuum-Assisted Mechanical Brakes
Solid Front and Live Rear Axles with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note this vehicle is titled by its engine number, 755602.

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For the first half of the 20th century, Packard stood at the pinnacle of America’s fine-car market with renowned hand-built quality and mechanical sophistication. All 14th Series models shared this tradition for 1936. The Model 1404 Super Eight line was particularly versatile with its 150 hp, 385 cid inline eight-cylinder engine and full-synchromesh transmission – a perfect match for the 139" wheelbase.

This Super Eight 1404 Phaeton is a wonderful example from the last year that Packard offered this Murray-built body style. This Phaeton is an outstanding Classic Era design statement and one of just five believed to have been built new on the Packard Super Eight 1404 chassis. Just two are thought to remain today, including this striking example.

The recipient of a detailed late-1990s restoration performed by Jim Cox of Sussex Motor and Coach, this Super Eight 1404 Phaeton remains impressive throughout in its dark blue and burgundy leather color scheme, complemented by a tan Haartz cloth top. Noteworthy features include dual windshields, Trippe lights, dual spotlights, Packard’s famous “Goddess of Speed” radiator mascot, dual side-mounted spares, a correct metal trunk, wire-spoke wheels, a radio, and wide whitewall tires. In short, this CCCA Full Classic automobile with its enduring high-quality restoration and stunning presentation render it an exciting collector opportunity today.