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This 1949 Packard Custom 8 Victoria Convertible is resplendent in pale yellow with a beige top and brown leather and whipcord interior. It was immortalized by its extensive use in the Back to the Future movies, which starred Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, and is featured in numerous scenes in the original movie as well as in both sequels. It is perhaps best remembered for its role in the pivotal scenes outside Hill Valley High School’s “Enchantment Under the Sea” dance. An abundance of documentation and correspondence relating to its film appearances accompany the sale.
Lovingly maintained in a Southern California family’s collection since 1977, this Packard was extensively refurbished between 2001 and 2006, with receipts on file for paint, chrome, wiring, interior work, and a new canvas top.
Packard’s 22nd series, the company’s all-new postwar automotive design, was offered with a variety of engines and trim levels. Available in closed and open body styles, Packard’s top-of-the-line model, the example offered here, was the Custom 8, which was distinguished via a high-output 160 bhp inline eight-cylinder engine, eggcrate grille, rear beauty panel, standard rear-wheel fender skirts, and luxurious interior appointments. Well maintained and still presenting in fine form today, this highly recognizable film luminary will certainly be most welcome at any gathering of Back to the Future fans and is ready to delight its next owner.