The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Packard Super 8. We make the process of selling your Packard Super 8 quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
The Super 8 was a model designation by the American automaker Packard, for the larger of their 8 cylinder engine cars, built between 1939 and 1951. Assembly was done at the Packard Automotive Plant, in Detroit, Michigan, United States. It came in a variety of body styles including a 2-door coupé, 2-door convertible, and 4-door sedan.
It used a layout with a front-engine and rear-wheel-drive, which was controlled by a manual transmission. Engine displacement ranged from an inline 8-cylinder engine with 320 cubic inches displacement, with 100 horsepower, to an engine with 384.8 cubic inches that produced 145 horsepower. This gave plenty of power to these luxury cruisers.
The Super 8 was the height of automotive luxury at the time. They were solidly constructed and well finished, even for the tastes of wealthy customers. The passenger cabin was large and well appointed. This was possible because the car was set on a very long chassis.
The wheelbase was 120 inches (3,048 mm) to 127 inches (3,226 mm), depending upon the year. The body length was 208 inches (5,283 mm). The predecessor to the Super 8 was the Packard 180 and the successor was the Packard 400 Patrician.