Beautifully Restored As Original One Twenty Touring Sedan, Well Optioned 36 120

1936 Packard Model 120-B Junior Eight One Twenty Touring Sedan

Make: Packard
Model: Model 120-B
SubModel: Junior Eight
Type: Touring Sedan
Trim: Junior Eight One Twenty Touring Sedan
Year: 1936
Mileage: 22516
VIN: 992 7611
Color: Wine
Engine: 282 ci. L-Head Straight Eight
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 3 Speed Manual Floor Shift
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Light Gray
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: High River, Alberta, Canada
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Description for Packard Model 120-B 1936

OVERVIEW:This is a very nicely and properly restored example of a 1936 Packard 120 Touring Sedan, the best-selling 8-cylinder Packard in history!It is a US built car, serial # 992 7611, which has spent a good portion of its life in the dry climate of southern Saskatchewan and Alberta, and at no time did it suffer from the ravages of rust, decay, or molestation.These models ride on a 120” wheelbase, and weigh in at 3,560 lbs. Packards of course were well-known for their hallmark quality and superior engineering, causing them to be referred to as the American Rolls Royce, which gave rise to their equally well-known slogan;‘Ask the Man Who Owns One!’

This particular car has been in the care of its present owner since 1992, and today the odometer shows 22,516 miles.A very solid and complete survivor, he drove it up until 2012 at which time a decision was made to restore it, and the comprehensive body off restoration was completed in 2017.Over the last 3 years since, it has traveledonly a few hundred miles on fair weather local outings, and remains in excellent condition.

Current presentation is still fresh, super clean and tidy. The striking color and quality paint finish, along with wide whites, give it terrific curb appeal. The body is extremely straight, and the paint job virtually flawless.Optional dual sidemounts with full metal covers give it a stately and elegant presence.

All mechanical aspects of the car were fully and properly addressed, as evidenced by its performance during test drive. The starting, driving, and handling attributes are what one would expect of a new 1936 Packard.

The welcoming and tastefully done interior reflects the quality and comfort that was originally inherent to the car, with fabrics, seams and stitch patterns remaining true to original.

This listing provides many more details as you scroll thru. Near the end of this listing under Payment Terms you will find a link to a photo album of 150 pictures, and a brief start-up video.Although border crossings are still limited to ‘essential travel’, we are still able to ship cars into the USA from Canada by way of commercial carrier and can assist with all those arrangements.

DRIVETRAIN:These 120’s came equipped with Packard’s well known L-head 282 ci. straight eight engine rated at 120 hp.The engine starts up instantly and runs strong and smooth. It displays good power, does not smoke, and there are no overheating issues.

The engine bay presents itself as restored and detailed, quite clean and tidy.Overall the engine compartment and components all appear as correct and original. The addition of an electric fuel pump is just for back-up purposes.All components were either new or rebuilt at time of restoration.The original radiator was flushed and cleaned, and the upper tank is very nice, free of dents or signs of fatigued stress cracks or repairs.

The 3 speed transmission and differential have been serviced as required and fitted with new seals. The transmission shifts as it should, the clutch is smooth, and no unusual noises from the rear end.There are no signs of leakage on the underside of the car apart from perhaps the usual sweat drip.

CHASSIS:These Packards have a 120” wheelbase, which combined with the 120 hp. certainly gives credence to the 120 model designation.The solid original and damage free frame and chassis component parts were sandblasted, primed and painted black.The original front coils and arch of the rear leaf springs were all very good and maintain the car in a proper stance with a good ride. The rear leaf springs retain their original sheaths in nice condition.Front shocks were rebuilt, rears were serviced.

The steering box was rebuilt and new front end bushings and rubber parts were installed.The complete 4 wheel hydraulic brake system was rebuilt, with new steel lines fabricated, new hoses, drums turned and new linings installed.New exhaust system is in excellent condition.The gas tank was flushed and cleaned, all new fuel lines and a new sending unit installed.

The tires are a matched set of new Firestone Deluxe Champion wide white wall 7.00x16s in excellent condition, mounted on original steel rims, sporting hand painted double pin striping.The dual sidemount spares are used in good condition, both sporting rare optional hub locks under the caps, keys included.

BODY & PAINT:When first acquired this car was in overall very good solid condition. The body was stripped clean down to bare metal.Metal and body work was professionally and properly performed before the car being primed and painted in base/clear using quality materials.This car carries all its original sheet metal and fenders, and all panels and body work are very straight and gaps are nice.

The paint finish is excellent and has a very smooth finish, great shine and reflection. There are only a few minor paint chips, primarily on the side of the cowl.

The car sports belt line pin stripes that give it that extra little spiff of eye appeal.The running boards are straight and solid with new and correct ribbed rubber matting.New roof insert material in nice condition.

ELECTRICAL:The car has original 6-volt electricals, and received all new wiring harnesses. A battery cut-off switch is located at the starter.The headlamps retain their original bulb, reflector and lens configuration.It is equipped with turn signals which run thru the rare optional front fender lamps and rear tail lights. Modern wire and connectors for the turn signal switch are evident near the bottom of the steering column.Also equipped with after-market fog lamps.All lights are in working order, and glass lenses are in good condition.

The speedometer and gauges all appear in very nice original condition and have a nice art deco look.The amp, oil pressure, and temperature gauges are in working condition. The original fuel gauge is not working and is suspect of being faulty, and a modern add-on gauge below the dash has also stopped working.

Nice original knobs for lights, starter, and throttle, nicely match the radio and ash tray knobs.Original custom radio works and is complete with nice dash head, control box mounted above column, and correct under dash speaker box.The car has a rare factory original heater in working condition.

Original vacuum wipers in working order, but temperamental as usual.The clock is not working, typically a matter of internal cleaning required.Equipped with a cigar lighter in the deluxe glove box door.Twin trumpet horns are mounted on the firewall.

INTERIOR:The seat covers and interior panels are very nicely upholstered with correct original patterns and stitching, and appropriate material sourced from SMS. The seats are plush and comfortable. The rear seat passengers are provided with a carpeted foot rest, an assist robe cord, and dual side panel ash trays.A touch of class is added by way of accent piping and carpet kick areas on the lower door panels.

Quality carpeting is found on the front and rear floors. A generic ribbed rubber mat protects the front, while twin Packard scripted mats are seen at the back.The aluminum door sill scuff plates are in very nice condition.It received new rubber pedal pads and shifter boot.

The steering wheel is in nice condition.The interior door handles, window cranks, and escutcheons are all there with chrome in very nice condition.

The headliner, matching sun visors, and wind lacing are very nice, although the dome light is slightly askew.The wood graining on the interior window garnish moldings and rear ash trays has all been professionally restored and is in excellent condition.

All glass on the car is new and has a very light tint. New glass channels and rubber seals were installed.The upper trunk compartment is carpeted and paneled, the lower has a ribbed rubber mat. New weather-strips installed. The original jack is not with the car.

BRIGHTWORK:Most of the chrome plating on the car, including bumpers and guards, has been redone and is show quality. Correct red and black color detailing applied to bumpers and guards, with new rubber bumper grommets.Nicely chromed grille assembly with straight louvers.Nice rad cap and bale hood ornament.All pot metal items on the car are very nice and free of any pitting, such as hood side grilles and headlamp spears.Chrome frames around quarter windows are very nice.

Interior brightwork in in very nice condition also.Stainless trim on sidemount covers and edge of running boards is very nice.Twin sidemount mirrors with Packard script.Accessory locking gas cap, with key.Accessory jeweled exhaust deflector.All six wheels sport restored original hubcaps and nice stainless trim rings.

SUMMARY:If you are considering a roomy and classy sedan from the mid ‘30s, then this could be it!It has proven itself mechanically reliable and remains very dependable, straight, and clean, with very presentable and show worthy body, paint, brightwork and interior.There are no hidden secrets or horrors with this car. Packards have long been known for their quality engineered and long lasting mechanical aspects.Packard owners are supported by two international clubs and a very large and active group of Packard enthusiasts and parts sources. If you’re not familiar with the engineering of Packards and their appeal in the past and present, there is a wealth of information available online or through the clubs. This 5-passenger sedan is an ideal car for family outings and touring, is turnkey ready to cruise and enjoy, and is a nice driver that one can be proud of.Literature included with the car are a binder with shop manual info, specs and other technical info on the 1936 120, an original Owner’s Manual, and reproduction Owner’s Manual and Accessory Booklet. Also an extra set of NOS contact points and rotor.

After many years of owning, enjoying, and restoring this car, the owner still has another Packard and a Cyclone he enjoys, and as a result has decided to downsize and make this special 120 available.

The following is a brief start-up video. The engine sounds very good, but unfortunately my camera was picking up static interference when close to the engine, so you can’t hear it for the static, but it’s gone as I move away from the engine and you can hear it purr when I move to the rear exhaust, and as the revs are brought up you can see that there is no smoke.

PAYMENT TERMS:

This desirable Packard is being listed on behalf of the owner. Please email ‘carsgoneby@telus.net’ or phone Rick at (403)534-2222 for additional honest and accurate information from a professional auto restorer. All information listed has been gathered from discussions with the owner, a test drive, and a visual inspection. 150 pics are available for viewing at www.jpegbay.com/gallery/007946721-.html#0 . Additional specific pictures are available upon request. No warranties expressed or implied. Successful bidder to make a minimum payment of 50% of closing bid amount (US funds) within 5 days of auction closing, with the balance payable upon vehicle pick up within 21 days (international) or 14 days (US/Canada).Payment must be in certifiable form such as cash or wire transfer in US dollars. PayPal for deposit only. Other forms of payment only acceptable with time allowance for instrument to clear bank prior to vehicle being released. Any deviation from, or changes to the preceding terms must be reasonable, and should be requested, discussed, and agreed to prior to bidding and auction closing.

IMPORTANT OTHER:

Please submit all inquiries prior to bidding, and please only bid if you are able and willing to conclude the transaction should you be the winning bidder.This vehicle is being sold with a Bill of Sale and the Alberta Vehicle Registration Certificate (title).The car is located in High River, Alberta, Canada, about 3 hours north of the Montana border. Please be aware of your shipping costs before bidding, quotes can be provided upon request if necessary. We can help make this a smooth, hassle free experience by arranging all-inclusive international transportation and brokerage for you. References relating to similar transactions are available. Cars Gone By has sold and shipped numerous collector vehicles to the USA and worldwide, the majority through Ebay transactions.Please do not ask us to disclose the reserve price. In fairness to all bidders we will not do so and request that you simply place a bid that is comfortable for you.Thanks for looking!

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