1930s Classic Packard Cars

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.

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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.

By the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide

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.

By the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide

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.

By the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide

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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.

By the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide

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.

By the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide

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.

By the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide