This 1936 Packard Super Eight phaeton was part of the 1933-36 Packard Super Eight series.
1936 Packard Super Eight phaeton

The 1933-1936 Packard Super Eight was a big, strong, beefy Classic. It shared much of the mighty Twelve's chassis and body componentry through 1936, after which it was reduced to a much smaller, lighter, and more modern design. Gradually outdistanced by the Twelve in price, the Super Eight thus falls in a grey area among collectors.

At the time, Packard increasingly concentrated on the medium-priced field exploited by the One Twenty. Individual customs were offered in 1933-1934; wheelbases shrank in 1935 as Packard consolidated its senior models, although the LeBaron-built all-weather cabriolet was continued.

Pluses for the 1933-1936 Packard Super Eight:

  • The Twelve's great looks for less money
  • Fine highway tourer
  • Excellent investment
  • It's a Classic

Minuses of the 1933-1936 Packard Super Eight:

  • Scarce and increasingly pricey
  • A lot of car to handle
  • Sadly, more often trailered than driven

Production of the 1933-1936 Packard Super Eight:

  • 1933: 1,300
  • 1934: 1,920
  • 1935: 1,392
  • 1936: 1,330

Specifications of the 1933-1936 Packard Super Eight:
Wheelbase, inches: 135.0/142.0 (1933); 135.0/142.0/147.0 (1934); 132.0/139.0/144.0 (1935-1936)
Length, inches: NA
Weight, pounds: 4,490-5,525
Price, new: $2,750-7,065

Engines for the 1933-1936 Packard Super Eight:

Type Size Horsepower Years
sv I-8 384.8 cid 145-150 1933-1936

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