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1941 Packard 160 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
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2008/10/12 15:35
From Rhode Island
Posts: 233
1941 Packard 160 DE Convertible Coupe

Vehicle No. DE-1479-2015
Engine No. D500663

Series 1903. 160 hp, 356 cu. in. L-head inline eight-cylinder engine, three-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 127 in.

For 1941’s Nineteenth Series models, Packard extensively modernized the car’s styling, lengthening all bodies by five inches, moving radiators further forward, and blending the headlamps and parking lights smoothly into the fenders. Outside of the limited-production “Darrins,” the most costly convertibles were found in the Super Eight One Sixty line, including a sleek convertible coupe with an excellent power-to-weight ratio thanks to its nine-main-bearing, 356-cubic-inch engine.

Importantly this example retains the original firewall vehicle number tag, identifying it as a genuine One Sixty Convertible Coupe DE, delivered by the Packard Motor Car Company of New York on April 26, 1941. Further, it is desirably outfitted with the Deluxe interior, which features genuine wood garnish moldings for a touch of old-fashioned elegance, as well as sidemounted spare tires.

The current owner acquired this fine Saratoga Beige Packard on the West Coast nearly two decades ago, as the latest in a line of high-quality Classic Packards to have passed through his hands. At the time the car was in solid, very original condition, reportedly including even the factory interior and top, in good driver-quality order. Subsequently the engine was fully rebuilt by Buxbaum Brothers, and a new top and interior were fitted. Afterward the car was driven extensively, including participation in a CCCA CARavan in Montana and other events over the years.

As a testament to its excellent care and maintenance, it was most recently driven from its home in New Jersey to Tom Laferriere's place in Rhode Island (over 200 miles on Interstate 95), and has since undergone further professional sorting at the hands of marque specialists Parker’s Packards, including proper adjustment of all valves, repair and surfacing of the manifolds, tuning the carburetor and ignition, and rebuilding the speedometer, ammeter, and temperature gauges.

Today running and driving sweetly on its radial tires and in very good overall condition, this handsome Packard is sure to thrill a new owner on further CARavan adventures or simply ice cream trips.

Located with me in Smithfield, RI and asking $79,500. More pictures and information at the link.

Many more pictures

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Posted on: 7/16 6:00:19
Tom Laferriere - Smithfield, RI

1934 Packard 1104 Touring
1939 Packard 120 Coupe (in family since 1970)

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Re: 1941 Packard 160 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
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2007/3/14 16:01
From New Jersey
Posts: 16132
I've known this car for a good many years; it's been active in my local clubs, I've been on several tours with it and had the pleasure of driving it often. The DE (Deluxe) version of the 160 is relatively rare and has some delightful touches not found in the standard 160. If you're looking for a prewar Full Classic convertible suitable for show and tour, this one is worth your serious consideration.


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