1941 Packard Touring Sedan, Model 1904 in Barola Blue and Silver French Grey metallic. 8 Cylinder In Line L Head, 160hp @ 4000 RPM, 3.50” X 4.63” Bore and Stroke, 356 Cubic Inches Displacement, 3 speed standard transmission with electric overdrive and Electromatic Clutch, 138 inch wheelbase, 820 x 15 inch tires, 4 wheel hydraulic brakes with vacuum assist, weight 4305 pounds dry.
There were 3,525 model 160 Packards produced in 1941, the majority of which were the shorter wheelbase 127 inch model 1903 vehicles. This vehicle was fully equipped with nearly every option Packard offered in 1941, except air conditioning. Among the options on this car are the electric overdrive transmission, Electromatic Clutch, side mounted spare tires, radio and heater, two tone paint treatment, back up lights, fog lights, Cormorant hood ornament, white wall tires, and wheel trim rings.
This vehicle was delivered by Franklin Motor Car Company of Providence, Rhode Island on May 16, 1941 to a wealthy family residing on the south coast of Massachusetts. It was driven sparingly by that family until purchased by Packard restorer Tom Mix in 1994. The car then reportedly had 38,000 miles on the odometer. Mr. Mix restored the car to its present condition, refurbishing as needed all body and mechanical aspects of the vehicle. He drove it as his favorite Packard touring car until 2001 when the vehicle was purchased by the current owner with 58,000 miles on the odometer. It has been maintained in excellent touring condition since.
In the spring of last year the car participated in a Henry Joy Tour based at the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. During a week long driving tour that logged nearly one thousand miles, the car performed flawlessly, without incident. The vehicle currently has just over 70,000 miles on the odometer. The car has received many awards at local car shows and has been used as a limousine in several weddings.
1941 Packard 160 Touring Sedan
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