Packard Super Eight
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Make: Packard
Model: Super Eight
Packard Super Eight

Packard was a United States based brand of luxury automobiles built by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan. These model were later built by the Studebaker-Packard Corporation of South Bend, Indiana. The very first Packard automobiles were produced such a long time ago in 1899. The brand sadly went off the market in 1958 after a long an hard run. Because of this impressive history, Packard automobiles are highly desired by collectors today, not to mention, the marquee has an active collectors club system as well. The Packard Super Eight was a 2+2 sports convertible based upon the chassis of the Packard series 15. The body was impressively made by Franay in Paris on an individual order basis. Power was supplied by an inline-8 5244 cc engine that gave 135 hp and had a top speed of 135 km/h. In total, the car weighed 2300 kg. The Packard Company was founded by brothers James Ward Packard and William Dowd Packard in the city of Warren, Ohio. They preached that they could build a better automobile, and James being a mechanical engineer certainly helped. They had some ideas on how to advance the designs of current automobiles to create better cars for all. By 1899, the brothers were building vehicles under the company name, Ohio Automobile Company. They rapidly launched a few innovations, including the modern steering wheel and the first production 12-cylinder engine. Much farther down the line, in the 1930s, Packard attempted to beat the stock market crash and the depression by manufacturing more lavish and expensive cars than they had prior to October 1929. This was an interesting technique and it proved to be successful as the company survived for another 20 years. As a result, Packard automobiles developed a following not only in the United States, but also abroad. It is said that many heads of states owned them.

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