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1938 Packard Super 8 Rumble Seat Coupe. Award Winner. Ready to Tour. VIDEO.

1938 Packard 1604 Super 8 Rumble Seat Coupe

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Sep 02, 2014
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Approximately C $85,522.51(including shipping)
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Hillsboro, Oregon, United States
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Vehicle Specifics for 1938 Packard 1604 Super 8 Rumble Seat Coupe
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1938 Packard 1604 Super 8 Rumble Seat Coupe
VIN#: OR-A501196
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VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): OR-A501196
Year: 1938 Interior Color: Tan
Make: Packard Number of Cylinders: 8
Model: 1604 Transmission: Manual
Trim: Super 8 Body Type: Coupe
Engine: 320 ci. 130 HP Straight Eight Vehicle Title: Clear
Drive Type: RWD Fuel Type: Gasoline
Mileage: 78,500 For Sale By: Dealer
Sub Model: Super 8 Rumble Seat Coupe Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Exterior Color: Packard Cream

1938 Packard Super 8 Rumble Seat Coupe. Award Winner. Ready to Tour. VIDEO.

1938 Packard 1604 Super Eight 2/4 Passenger Coupe

Listed on behalf of the owner by Charvet Classic Cars.

This restored 1938 Packard Super Eight Coupe is one of 6 known to exist today, from a total production estimated at less than 100. This was a sporting model designated as a "2/4 passenger" coupe (two inside and two intrepid friends in the rumble seat.)

Living in California most of its life, this car received a full restoration some years ago. For the last 20+ years it has resided in Oregon with members of the Packard Club and Classic Car Club. When restored, this car was set-up for touring and is a veteran of many Classic Car and Packard outings through the Pacific Northwest. It has always been absolutely reliable and a pleasure to drive on highways or byways.

When restored, it received a full repaint in correct "Packard Cream" color with oxblood red pin striping. Paint is excellent. All chrome was replated at that time and the car presents beautifully today. The upholstery is a blend of restored and original, with only some wear noted on the interior seat backs as testiment to its many miles of touring. The rumble seat leather and interior are in excellent condition, including the folding leather arm rests. The dashboard, steering wheel and interior trim are in the correct 1938 gunmetal grey color. All gauges work and register accurately.

The rebuilt straight 8, 320 cubic inch, 130 HP engine runs beautifully and whisper quiet. No smoke or issues of any kind. Always served by Packard experts. Thermostatic radiator shutters work perfectly. 3 speed transmission shifts crisply and is easy to drive. It has traveled thousands of miles without incident. New radial wide whitewall tires were recently installed less than 1000 miles ago.

This car is highly optioned with dual-sidemounted spare tires with covers and mirrors, dual golf club doors, dual Trippe driving lights, Packard trunk rack, plus working Packard radio and heater. Turn signals were also added for touring.

Besides being a tour veteran, this car has been shown at many Classic Car Club, Packard Club and other shows and judged concours where it has consistently placed among the best in class or best in show. It's perfect for someone who truly wants the best of both worlds: show or go.

The only reason for selling is to make room in the garage. This is a unique oportunity to acquire a Full Classic Packard in a desirable, low-production body style, that will take you anywhere in style. There is truly nothing like a Packard.

A realistic reserve has been placed on this car in keeping with its rarity and quality. Please bid accordingly. Fly-in and drive it home. Oregon is beautiful this time of year.


Thanks for looking and GOOD LUCK!

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(Note that the VIN# shown on the car today is a number designated by the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles. 1938 Packards used a wet-transfer decal that contained data information in place of the usual stamped metal plate used on all other years. Over the years, heat under the hood caused the 1938 decals to become illegible. See photo. Packard originally designated this a Model 1604-1118: Super Eight, 2/4 Coupe.)


Winning bidder please contact us within 24 hours of auction close. A deposit of $2000 is due via PayPal at that time. Vehicle deposits are non-refundable, per PayPal and eBay policy. Balance due in certified U.S. funds via bank wire transfer within 7 days of auction close. We do not accept overseas bank drafts or cashier's checks. Vehicle has a clear title and is being sold by the owner, with our assistance. Please call David at 503-309-7729 between 9am and 9pm Pacific Time with any questions. Thank you.

Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer and not included in the auction price. Vehicle must be picked up within 14 days of payment, unless other arrangements have been made. Note that vehicle will be shipping from the Portland, Oregon area with easy access to interstate highways (I-5: north-south, and I-84 east). We will gladly assist your carrier with loading.

Please ask all questions before bidding. Your personal inspection is invited before the close of the auction. Only you know if the vehicle is right for you. All descriptions are based upon information provided by the seller and our own personal inspection of the vehicle. Obviously, with any collector vehicle there are internal areas that cannot be inspected, but description will be based upon the seller's representations and our observation of the vehicle. For that reason, the vehicle in this listing is being sold "as-is" with no warranties of any kind expressed or implied. Mileage listed is that showing on the odometer and unless otherwise noted, cannot be verified due to the age of the vehicle. By participating in this auction, the bidder agrees to these terms.

Charvet Classic Cars assists sellers (all of whom are my personal friends) to find new appreciative homes for their special vehicles. I have been an eBay seller with 100% positive feedback since 1998, and involved with classic cars for many years. I like these cars as much as you do! If you e-mail or call with questions, you will receive my personal attention and knowledge to help you make an informed decision. Oregon dealer #DA4114. Thank you - David Charvet

You may e-mail by asking a question through the eBay site, or call me at 503-309-7729 between 9am and 9pm Pacific Time.

On Aug-24-14 at 08:28:41 PDT, seller added the following information:

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