The 1930s Classic Packard Cars Channel covers popular antique Packards from the decade. Take a look under the hoods of different 1930s classic Packard cars.
Only three 1933 Packard Twelve Sport Phaetons were built, all for auto shows. The 160-horsepower V-12 engine is so quiet that one almost needs to see the fan running to know it's running. Find a profile and pictures of the 1933 Twelve Sport Phaeton.
The 1937-1942 Packard Darrins were designed by Howard A. "Dutch" Darrin. They were quite expensive at the time with a price tag equivalent to six figures today. Learn more about these pricey classics.
When Cadillac introduced its V-16 for 1930 and V-12 in 1931, Packard had no choice but to offer a new multi-cylinder engine. Packard came up with one of its most elegant efforts. Learn more about the 1934 Packard Twelve Sport Phaeton by LeBaron.
Introduced in early 1932, the 1932 Packard Light Eight was the first newly designed Packard since 1923. It was the first medium-price Packard, a "junior edition" intended to help weather the Depression. Learn about the 1932 Packard Light Eight.
The 1934 Packard Eight may have been the low-level series, but during the Depression it was popular. The excellence of these cars has long been recognized -- they carry full Classic status with the Classic Car Club of America. Discover this classic car.
Packard once boasted that more than 1,000 families had driven Packards for 21 years or more. If you "asked the man who owned one," you too would have chosen a Packard Twelve. Read more about the 1937 Packard 1507 Dietrich Convertible Victoria.
The story of the 1932-1939 Packard Twelve follows the competition of an era: the fight for the luxury-car market between Packard and Cadillac. The Twelve was also one of the fastest cars you could buy for the money. Read about this luxury contender.
The 1936 Packard One Twenty was affordable, so those who had always dreamed of owning a Packard now could. Because of declining sales of luxury cars during the Depression, Packard designed this affordable mass-produced car.
The 1930-1932 Packard Eight was expensive, but this car delivered in terms of style and performance. It had its imperfections but still helped define the luxury vehicle of the time. Find out about the Packard Eight's specifications and history.
The 1933-1936 Packard Super Eight is a solid and classic automobile, but it isn't widely collected or driven. This model also fell between the cracks outpaced by the Twelve, so later models became smaller and less bulky. Learn about the Super Eight.
The 1937-1939 Packard Super Eight was more streamlined than previous models while retaining the "Packard look." This excellent driving machine had strong club and parts support. Learn more about this classic car.