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1929 Packard Super Eight, Blue, for sale in North Plainfield, New Jersey, for $21,000.
1929 Packard 6TH Series Convertible Coupe This particular Model 626 convertible coupe was restored in the 1980s and has been driven sparingly in the past 35 years, so it is still in pristine condition. Suitable for showing in a concours d’ elegance, this wonderful automobile would be ideal for touring and presents well enough to garner awards at most car shows. It has been well maintained and is regularly started and driven a short distance, so this Packard is completely road-worthy and ready to go on a moment’s notice. The Copenhagen Blue two tone finish is free of any major blemishes or aging. The interior and rumble seat are upholstered in glove soft saddle tan leather and the top is in pristine condition. The top has not been down in a long time and it is still taut and clean. This convertible coupe features wire wheels and wide white sidewall tires that show no wear at all. The doors open and close precisely and latch securely with no rattles. T The condition of the bumpers, grille, chrome and other brightwork on this car is phenomenal. No pitting, flaking or peeling, no missing components, no non-stock items will be found. The headlights and cowl lights are beautiful and functional, and the Packard Adonis hood ornament is radiant and bright. Original taillights and mirrors mounted on the sidemount spares are authentic for the model. This car has a whisper quiet 320 CID straight-8 engine that generates 90 genuine brake horsepower. Nine main bearings provide remarkable smoothness and durability. The precise machining tolerances of the Packard engine works made these some of the most rugged and reliable engines of the era. Indeed, more than 8 decades after this engine first breathed life, it still runs like it did in 1929. Of course, the engine was fully reconditioned when the car was restored. Cosmetically, the engine is functional and clean, not presently detailed for show, but it would require little effort to elevate it to show standards. The transmission is a manual 3-speed floor shifted unit. Transmission and clutch are in excellent condition. The car is surprisingly easy to drive and it doesn’t object to quick shifting; in fact, it seems to prefer it. Downshifts are easy with just a quick blip of the throttle. The chassis is clean and well-maintained, showing few signs of use. All drive components are fully serviced and clean, again not presently detailed for show. The exhaust system was replaced in the ‘80s and is still like new. Braking is firm and steady and the car tracks extremely well. The interior is beautifully finished in soft tan leather that is supple and free of any wear after more than three decades. The rumble seat is big and comfortable and there is plenty of room for four with the lid open. A handy side door made this model popular with golfers. There is easy access to clubs on the passenger side. The wood on the dash is in excellent shape, the instruments are intact and operable except for the speedometer. The aluminum floor boards and magnificent, and the marble gear shift knob and hard rubber steering wheel feel great in your hands. Even in the Southern Nevada desert, the engine temperature never gets too hot, and it maintains steady oil pressure under all driving conditions. The luggage trunk comes with the vehicle, too. In summary, this is a spectacular Packard that is worthy of the highest level restoration.