Custom Super Eight - Seven Passenger Touring Sedan
In its time, the 1947 Packard Custom Super Eight was the swiftest and most powerful production motorcar In the world. Unequalled by any except Rolls Royce, this all-American Packard represented a standard of excellence once preferred by captains of industry, heads of state and Hollywood Stars alike.

In early 1947 at Detroit, Michigan the Packard Motor Car Company (1899-1956) built the engine, running gear and chassis of the motorcar you are viewing. Based upon Howard A. Darrin's revolutionary "Clipper" design, the Henny Motor Company manufactured Its limited production body In Freeport, Illinois.

Many critics and historians consider this senior 21st Series Packard to be a classic work of automotive art, but the Packard before you is no museum piece. Because it Is currently driven an average of 12,000 miles (19,000 km) per year, this Packard is maintained In a state of continuous restoration. Over the years It has appeared In many car exhibitions, most frequently on the Interstate Highway System. Representative of the last American classic motorcar ever built, this Packard was awarded First Place - In National Competition - by the Classic Car Club of America, Award Number 1203.

During July and August 2004 this Packard undertook a solo 6000 mile (9,700 km) motor trip through California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana, Alberta, British Columbia, Washington and Oregon.

Appearing in deep Packard Blue, the unladen road weight of this Packard is about 5000 lbs. (11,200 kg). The motorcar is powered by an original "L" head, Inline eight-cylinder Packard-build engine displacing 356 cubic inches (5.9 liters). With about 300 foot-pounds of engine torque coupled to Packard-built high-speed gears, in overdrive this Packard will cruise at 87 miles (140 km) per hour. Depending upon the speed of operation, its gasoline consumption averages 12.5 to 15.0 miles per U.S. gallon (4.8 to 5.7 km per liter) of 87 octane, unleaded.

When displayed, the Interior luggage Is vintage and the flowers are fresh.

Vehicle Identification Number: 21513752 California License Plate Number: 66B 1781

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