1939 Packard Super Eight

Touring Sedan
RM Open Roads, April 2021 (Online Only)
Wednesday, 21 April - Thursday, 29 April 2021
Sale Price
$30,000 - $40,000
Est. Range
29 April 2021
Sold Date
Lot Number
Cosmetic restoration
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis no. 12723597. Black over beige cloth. 320/130hp inline eight, column shift overdrive 3-speed, fog lights, luggage rack, dual enclosed sidemounts with mirrors, red wheels, trim rings, hubcaps, wide whitewalls, jack, added turn signals, electric fuel pump and electronic ignition.

Evaluation: Tired old repaint with swirl, cracks, edge chips, blemishes and buffed through to primer in places. Weak chrome throughout. Sound older upholstery except for a tear on the driver’s seat cushion. Delaminated left windshield. Cracked, dry, old window seals. The chassis and underbody are aged and have lubrication residue and paint loss. The frame is in good older restored condition and the body is sound. The engine compartment is orderly but shows age, leakage and paint loss.

Bottom Line: Sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2013 for $48,400, then a year later in 2014 for $40,700 showing 51,396 miles on the odometer against 51,819 miles today. It was offered at Aurburn Fall seven months ago where it was bid to $23,000 and the consignor decided to let it go now even at this slightly smaller hammer bid, a reasonable value in a classic that is in decent condition and ready to be driven.

by Rick Carey
10 May 2021

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