It would be hard to perceive the effects of the deepening Depression in Packard's 1933 lineup. It comprised two eight-cylinder series and the fabulous twelve. The middle of the line was the strong, elegant, quiet Super Eight with 385 cubic inches and 135 horsepower. In this case it powers the short wheelbase five-passenger 653 sedan body, lavishly equipped with lovely interior wood trim, wind wings, roll down rear quarter windows, shades on both the quarter and rear windows, flower vases and even a floor heater in the rear compartment. The exterior is finished in dark metallic bronze with a grey coachline while the interior is upholstered in brown cloth. With whitewall tires on wire wheels, a pair of side-mounted spares with mirrors, Trippe lights, a cormorant radiator cap ornament and rear mounted luggage rack, it is the epitome of quality, elegance and luxury. It is a very attractive older restoration with sound paint, chrome and interior that is consistent with the underlying quality of the Super Eight and will be a great tour car that can be displayed with pride at the end of the days' runs.
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