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Owned Since 1951/No Accidents/Redone Valves/New Clutch/282ci I8

282ci I8 ENGINE
Gasoline FUEL

1941 Packard 120 Series 1901 Touring Sedan Description:

1941 Packard 120 1901 Touring Sedan
For consignment, a car which has been owned by our consignor since 1951 in the form of a 1940 120 Packard 1901 Touring sedan. This includes a newly installed clutch, redone valves and having never been in an accident. Packard styling and looks, wrapped into a smaller more affordable car in this 120.
With its tall vertical ribbed chromed grille, bullet style headlights and turn signal housings, fog lights, and triple bar bumper addition, the Goddess of Speed hood ornament leads the way on this patined but expensive looking automobile. While the finish shows as weathered it remains preserved bathed in black paint or chromed. A few slight areas of overzealous painting, cracks in the paint, some primer showing through, as well as a few small areas on the rockers with some bubbling. For the chrome we note tarnish, some rusting, and a few dimples, but nothing to detract from the overall ambiance this car exudes. A long side chrome vented trimmed hood makes its way back to 4 beautifully aligned doors with a common latch pillar that float above the running boards which are attached by front and rear bulbous and curved fenders. In keeping with the lines, all the windows are rounded as is the slant back trunk design which had a wonderful oval rear glass just above. Tall and thin tail lights are on either side and just below another fine curved bumper with a black Packard scripted badge in the center. Wide whites wrap black steel wheels that have a nicely preserved dish center and trim rings attached at the edges are appearing on all 4 corners.
A swing of the doors and all are covered with a vertical ribbed broadcloth which mixes with an upper panel of applique and a lower panel of brown carpet. Shiny handles and cranks are mounted on these panels and they all have nicely aged bakelite knobs but the panels themselves show with water staining, tears and rips. Inside, a big front bench wears tan/gray thin striped broadcloth for inserts and shows heavy wear and staining on the driver's upper cushion. In back is another bench matching the front, however, this one offers up curved overstuffed armrests and plenty of rear legroom for the rear passengers to stretch out. All seating floats in a sea of heavily worn and tattered carpet, and is capped with a tan headliner, torn and sagging but original. Up front, the original dash in all its art deco styling and brown faux wood painted metal splendor with ribbed bezels and cracked and worn horizontal trimmings frames the instruments. In the center is an opening for the original radio and a waterfall of cream bakelite for the speaker cover, and several more bakelite knobs and buttons. In front of the passenger is a rectangular clock sitting within the glovebox door. A heater box is noted below the dash, and the original steering column and large wheel is fronting the beautiful dash.
Pulling upward on either side of the cowl, reveals the unrestored and surfaced rusted 282ci inline 8-cylinder engine. Our consignor notes that the valves have been redone in this mill. A 1-barrel downdraft carburetor is attached to the side, and a 3-speed manual transmission with a new clutch is on the back. This is the original drivetrain that came with the car right from the factory. Looking nice with a healthy dose of patina under the hood.
A big solid heavily rusted X frame holds all the upper body and undercarriage working to it, and all is looking very structurally solid but with a dose of surface rust on nearly every component. Independent coil sprung front suspension with drum brakes are seen, and on back leaf springs with more drum brakes are strapped on.
This quasi luxury car, (although just like its larger kin, is beautifully appointed just not as large!), started right up and accelerated, stopped, and handled nicely as a 1940's Packard sedan should. Note the fog lights did not work and the clock did not keep time. The car can cruise at highway speeds easily and comfortably.
A known history dating back to 1951 when this car was a mere 10 years old.. It runs like a well-cared for car and shows with an aged finish that is matching on the interior which is very comfortable and the car drives very smoothly. As one would expect in a Packard. Allow the Goddess of Speed to lead the way!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 850 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display. This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is and our phone number is 855-201-7026. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.


Model:120 Series
Trim:1901 Touring Sedan
Interior color:Tan
Engine:282ci I8
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