1933 Packard Eight 1001
VIN# 371795 left side of engine/ steering column 371844/ frame 371771
Mileage shown: 59914
Engine: In-line Eight 319 cu.in. 120 HP
Transmission: 3 Speed manual/floor shift
In 1933 the Packard Standard Eight became known as simply the Eight. A dual downdraft carburetor, smaller flywheel, automatic choke, and revised manifold helped boost the trademark Eight’s horsepower to over 120. Based priced when new at a little over $2100, only 1881 four-door sedans were produced this year.
The car makes an elegant statement and is very classic. Packard’s are fine driving and touring cars well sought after by collectors. The car has not been run for many years but is a solid project car to get running, with great lines nice interior, and only missing a few parts. The body is sound except for one area in the left rear corner of the floor pan. The rest of the body is in good shape.
The interior is in nice condition. The headliner, seats have been reupholstered in original style and material. The carpet has been replaced and looks good. The dash and gauges look good! The steering wheel, original to the car, is showing its age for a vintage 1933; there is some cracking on the wheel and corrosion is seen around the horn button area. The front Bumper is from a Series 11 and the rear bumper is a 1934 style.
The engine can be started but is missing the air cleaner, back cover for the generator and the choke linkage. The fuel system will need a full clean-out, from carb to tank including cleaning tank.
We have not driven the car, but the transmission shifts freely when sitting still and the clutch in. This car has mechanical brake with a booster system. The brakes and park brake seem to work normal. The car is outfitted with comes with dual fender-mount spare tires. The tires will all need to be replaced before driving. There are two center hubcaps present, and two missing as shown in the photographs.
This is a great body style and with some mechanical refreshing work, could become a nice driver as is, or would be a solid start to nice restoration.
The 1933 Packard Eight is a recognized full Classic by the Classic Car Club of America. This car has been cared for as part of a large private museum collection on active display a clean, dry building.