1932 Packard 901 Original Firewall Datatag
1932 Packard 901 Sedan for sale.
The Packard’s Ninth Series line for 1932 was filled with many different opportunities. At the low side was the Light Eight Model 900. It was not much smaller than other Packards (just two inches shorter than the Standard Eight), but it was indeed lighter. Tipping the scales between 3,930 to 4,115 pounds, compared to the larger car’s 4,317 to 4,735 pounds. More importantly, it sold between $1,750 and $1,795. This was a good $700 less than comparable Standard Eight body styles. At the high side, the company brought back the Twin Six.
Between those two extremes lay the “traditional” Packard territory. The Standard Eight, on wheelbases of 129.5 (this car) and 136.5 inches and selling for $2,485 to $3,450. While the Deluxe Eight, used the chassis from the Twin Six and was priced from $3,690 to $4,285.
This CCCA Full Classic is being offered from a collection in Massachusetts. It’s a nice solid driver that wears an older paint job and has its share of chips and scratches from years of use and enjoyment. The interior was replaced at one point in its life and the manifolds were upgraded to the 1933 and later style, originally an updraft set up. The ignition system is also upgraded to 33-34. At one point the car had a functioning Startix system. It has been disconnected, however still present. The current owner added a 12V battery for starting only, as he liked the engine to spin fast. The remainder of the car is 6V.
This is certainly not a show car, but a great driver to enjoy with friends and family on CCCA, AACA and any car club tours.