Classic Car Catalogue

Packard 1939

USA

Twelve - discontinued
Super 8
One-Twenty
Six
 

Six 1700 Series (6 cyl., 245.3 cu.in., 100 h.p.; wb: 122 in.)
  Business Coupe
  Club Coupe
  Touring Sedan
  Touring Sedan
  Convertible Coupe
Eight 120 Series 1701 (8 cyl., 282 cu.in., 120 h.p.; wb: 127 in.)
  Business Coupe
  Club Coupe
  Touring Sedan
  Touring Sedan
  Convertible Coupe
  Convertible Sedan
Eight 120 Series 1702 (8 cyl., 282 cu.in., 120 h.p.; wb: 148 in.)
  Touring Sedan
  Limousine, Touring
Super 8 1703 Series (8 cyl., 320 cu.in., 130 h.p.; wb: 127 in.)
  Club Coupe
  Touring Sedan
  Convertible Coupe
  Sedan Convertible
Super 8 1705 Series (8 cyl., 320 cu.in., 130 h.p.; wb: 148 in.)
  Touring Sedan
  Limousine, Touring
Twelve 1707 Series (12 cyl., 473 cu.in., 175 h.p.; wb: 134 ½ in.)
  Coupe
  Touring Sedan
  Convertible Coupe
  Coupe
  Club Sedan
  Formal Sedan
  Convertible Victoria
Twelve 1708 Series (12 cyl., 473 cu.in., 175 h.p.; wb: 139 ½ in.)
  Touring Sedan
  Limousine, Touring
  Sedan Convertible
  All Weather Town Car
  Touring Cabriolet
  All Weather Cabriolet


 

Super 8 prices range from $1955 to $2600. During the year they were reduced to $1650 - $2294. Super Eight, Seventeenth Series, Model 1703 Four-door Touring Sedan (Body Type 1272) is offered at $1732 on 127-in. wb. Model 1705 have 148-in. wb. Cheapest 1939 model is Six (1700), priced from $888.

Packard, in addition to turning out 76,366 cars, designed, developed and produced a high-speed marine engine for the US Navy.

 


Six


1700 Six Sedan

 

 


One-Twenty


One Twenty 8-Passenger Limousine


One Twenty Convertible Coupé


One Twenty 8-Passenger Sedan


One Twenty Convertible Sedan

 


Super Eight


Super 8

THIS ENTIRELY new motor car creation is rightfully called the super car of 1939. Here's why:
It gives you, in these days of crowded streets, an extraordinary nimbleness and ease of handling, combined with the power and luxury that only a big fine car offer.
It gives you the smartness of the famous ageless Packard lines, with a distinctive beauty all its own.
It gives you a richness of upholstery, fittings and trim second only to the Packard Twelve.
It gives you a specially-built Packard Power Plant of 130-horsepower . . . performance with an incredible deftness in traffic, a spectacular dash on the open road.
It gives you all new Packard improvements that result in the gentlest-riding, quietest cars on the road . . . the complete Packard Safe-T-fleX Suspension; the exclusive Packard Fifth Shock Absorber; the Packard noise-insulated all-steel body with all-steel top; and many others.
And yet, this new Packard Super-8 gives you all of these things at a moderate price. Such super-performance and super-luxury have been availab127 heretofore in cars approaching $3000 in price.
And you will find that it is just the kind of car you have always longed to own . . . a car that might have been built to your own personal specification . . . a car that will go straight to your heart the minute you take the wheel.


Super 8 Four-Door Touring Sedan for Five Passengers. Wheelbase 127-inch.


Super 8 Touring Limousine for Seven Passengers. Wheelbase 148-inch.


Super 8 Convertible Sedan for Five Passengers. Wheelbase 127-inch.


Super 8 Club Coupé for Two or Four Passengers. Wheelbase 127-inch.


Super 8 Convertible Coupé for Two or Four Passengers. Wheelbase 127-inch.


Super 8 Convertible Sedan


40th Anniversary Convertible Coupé


Super 8


Super 8


Super 8


Super 8


Super 8


Super 8 Convertible Sedan


Super 8 Five-Passenger Sedan


 

 

To describe the Packard Super-8 power plant as “a straight-eight engine of 130 horsepower” is no description at all.
Bare specifications indicate only its sheer pulling and pleasing acceleration. They convey no hint of the whispery quietness, the satin smoothness, or the casual ease with which this Super-8 engine answers the touch of your toe.
 
It seems impossible, when you first take the wheel of the new Packard Super-8, that anything could better such supreme performance.
And yet the new Packard Econo-Drive does just that – by letting your engine run slowly, reducing revolutions-per-minute 27.8%.
The effect can only be compared to coasting down hill with the engine idling – a sensation of whispering, effortless gliding.
These are reasons enough to want your Super-8 equipped with Econo-Drive. Nevertheless, it is a double satisfaction to know that it will soon repay you for its slight additional cost – in saving on gasoline . . . in oil economy . . . in the very considerable reduction of engine wear at cruising speeds.


Twelve


Twelve Town Car