1939 Packard Super 8

The year 1939 would be a good one for Packard, as more than 75,000 cars rolled off the assembly line on East Grand Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan. Yet, just 3,962 Super 8 models were produced in that model year. Priced at $1,878, the Convertible Coupe had a two-door, four-passenger configuration. This seating was made possible by two “opera” seats in the rear with lower cushions that could be folded up and concealed behind their respective hinged back cushions.

While this 1939 model’s styling was little changed from 1938, the engine was given some evolutionary refinement. Now rated at 130 horsepower with increased torque, it had better power than was ever seen in a Packard “8”. Also new for 1939 was the change from floor-shifted manual transmission to a column shift called “Handishift”.

This car has been generously donated to the permanent collection at America’s Car Museum by Nicola Bulgari. His donation was to help celebrate the grand opening of this museum on June 2, 2012.
Year: 1939
Make: Packard
Model: Super 8
Style: Convertible Coupe

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Engine Cyl: 8
Engine Size: 320
Engine HP: 130 h.p.
Trans: 3 speed manual