1933 Packard Super Eight 659 Roadster Convertible
Vehicle Identification Number 750412
Displayed at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance©
Multiple Best of Show winner
Numbers matching example
384 cid 8-cylinder engine
3-speed manual transmission
As manufacturer of some of the finest examples of the prewar era, Packard built its automobiles to the highest standards. First introduced in 1924, the Model Eight was the first of the breed to feature four-wheel brakes, which were a welcome addition due to the power on tap from the potent eight-cylinder engine. With some of the most attractive styling seen in the period, Packard continued to shine in 1933 with its tenth series models, which were featured in 55 body styles on five different wheelbase lengths. The Super Eight featured a 384 cid engine and a fully synchromesh transmission, making it a decided rarity for the period. In the midst of the Great Depression, however, few buyers could afford the enormous price tag, forcing production of the 1004 series to less than 1,400 examples.
The Motorcar Offered
Previously displayed at the world famous Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance©, this Super Eight 659 Roadster is the one of the most admired representatives of the much admired tenth series from Packard. Without question one of the finest examples in the world, this elegant convertible received a painstaking restoration that was thoroughly freshened in 2010, leaving it in impeccable cosmetic and mechanical condition. Recognised with a Best of Show award at the Utah Concours d’Elegance, this stunner has also won an additional 40 Best of Show trophies at smaller regional events, making it one most heralded examples in existence. Produced for only seven months, the tenth series is a landmark in Packard’s history, making this an automobile to treasure. Eligible and ready for participation in CCCA and AACA events, this is an investment grade Super Eight that is sure to garner worldwide attention on its way across the block.