1936 Packard 120 Sedan Convertible

1936 Packard 120 Convertible

Make: Packard
Model: 120
SubModel: 997 Convertible.
Type: Convertible
Trim: Convertible
Year: 1936
VIN: 997 I222
Color: Black
Engine: Straight Eight
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Largo, Florida, United States
--, AM Radio, Convertible, Leather Seats

Description for Packard 120 1936

Listed here is a 3 owner car since 1936.
The Packard 120 is a "Junior Packard", slightly less luxurious than the super 8 model, but the sedan convertible was the top of the line of these. Very rare and desireable, you will note that at the time of this listing there is a restored model for sale asking $110,000.

This 1936 Packard sedan convertible is nearly original. It has the original engine, drive train, original body and original paint (or so it was reported to me when I bought it.) This paint is not perfect but has cracked in its 82 years. The engine valves were rebuilt to make the engine run smooth and quiet. I have a 1936 Packard Radio which was installed at one time, but is not currently installed and I do not know if it works. This is not a show car, it is a driver, but a beautiful driver that turns heads every time I take it out.The bad: The wheels are incorrect for the car as installed. I have the correct wheels and hub-caps for it, but they are not installed as the current tires are not the correct size for them. There is also some light rust on the floorboard--very small section. Could easily be repaired and does not affect the stability of them. Also the clock is not working.
The car was sold in St. Louis and shipped on May 15, 1936. That is almost exactly 82 years ago. The gentleman I bought the car from told me that it was originally purchased by a doctor who kept it his entire life, the son (his heir) sold it to the gentleman I purchased it from. He was 80 when he sold it to me--and he felt he could no longer drive it. I have enjoyed it for 10 years myself, adding a turn-signal and had the engine valves rebuilt. The engine is smooth as silk and drives beautifully.