1924 Packard Single Eight Limousine.

Packard Single Eight Limousine.

Year: 1924
Chassis no:
Registration: AA6457 Portugal
Price: £50,000

1924 Packard Single Eight Limousine.

Registration Number: AA6457 Portugal.

A rare unmolested survivor that has covered just 38,843 Miles since new in the hands of three owners.  The car was ordered new to PortugaL in 1924 & has remained there ever since.  This car is a total time warp in wonderfully original condition.

The Model presented here is a single eight luxury Limousine, which came to Portugal in 1924 commissioned by Carlos Alberto Cabral,  Count of Riba de Ave, known for being a great industrialist, who used it in his wedding trip & for business.

The car is finished in maroon over black with the paint in very nice condition having been redone some years ago.  The rear & front interiors are utterly original & period.  The interior is of preservation class quality & is ready to win prizes. This is a very low mile car with a tight taut feel to the suspension & steering.  The engine starts readily & exhibits Packards trademark silent smooth operation.  The foot pedals have no discernable wear at all on them.  The engine bay is tidy, well detailed & is as original as they come right down to the glass encased Packard coil mounted to the bulkhead.

Period details abound on the car from the side mounted luggage with its original cover to the Packard mascot along with Boyce Motometer temperature guage & drum headlamps.  The whole car reeks of unmolested quality & is a wonderful alternative to a similar Rolls-Royce.

The Single Eight’s engine, 358 CID and 85 horsepower, was more advanced than the aging V12 it replaced, and its modern layout, with nine main bearings and full pressure lubrication, would be the basis for all the big Packard straight eights until 1939. There were straight eights before Packard, but not as we know them. Early examples, including Bugatti and Miller, were in effect two inline fours joined end-to-end at the crankshaft. As the cylinders fired, the engine produced a lengthwise rocking couple—a seesaw motion, far too rough for a luxury car.

The new Packard’s crankshaft had its center four throws on a common plane, but with two additional throws on either end disposed at opposite right angles, their forces cancelling each other out. Vincent likened the layout to a four in the middle with half a four at each end. (Today this is called a 2-4-2 crankshaft.) With eight firing impulses per cycle and ideal balance, it was as silky as any engine on the market, and smooth even by modern standards.

The car is located in Porto Portugal & may be viewed there by prior appointment.  Fly in & drive it home or we can arrange world wide delivery.

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1924 Packard Single Eight Limousine.

Registration Number: AA6457 Portugal.

A rare unmolested survivor that has covered just 38,843 Miles since new in the hands of three owners.  The car was ordered new to PortugaL in 1924 & has remained there ever since.  This car is a total time warp in wonderfully original condition.

The Model presented here is a single eight luxury Limousine, which came to Portugal in 1924 commissioned by Carlos Alberto Cabral,  Count of Riba de Ave, known for being a great industrialist, who used it in his wedding trip & for business.

The car is finished in maroon over black with the paint in very nice condition having been redone some years ago.  The rear & front interiors are utterly original & period.  The interior is of preservation class quality & is ready to win prizes. This is a very low mile car with a tight taut feel to the suspension & steering.  The engine starts readily & exhibits Packards trademark silent smooth operation.  The foot pedals have no discernable wear at all on them.  The engine bay is tidy, well detailed & is as original as they come right down to the glass encased Packard coil mounted to the bulkhead.

Period details abound on the car from the side mounted luggage with its original cover to the Packard mascot along with Boyce Motometer temperature guage & drum headlamps.  The whole car reeks of unmolested quality & is a wonderful alternative to a similar Rolls-Royce.

The Single Eight’s engine, 358 CID and 85 horsepower, was more advanced than the aging V12 it replaced, and its modern layout, with nine main bearings and full pressure lubrication, would be the basis for all the big Packard straight eights until 1939. There were straight eights before Packard, but not as we know them. Early examples, including Bugatti and Miller, were in effect two inline fours joined end-to-end at the crankshaft. As the cylinders fired, the engine produced a lengthwise rocking couple—a seesaw motion, far too rough for a luxury car.

The new Packard’s crankshaft had its center four throws on a common plane, but with two additional throws on either end disposed at opposite right angles, their forces cancelling each other out. Vincent likened the layout to a four in the middle with half a four at each end. (Today this is called a 2-4-2 crankshaft.) With eight firing impulses per cycle and ideal balance, it was as silky as any engine on the market, and smooth even by modern standards.

The car is located in Porto Portugal & may be viewed there by prior appointment.  Fly in & drive it home or we can arrange world wide delivery.

RICHARD BIDDULPH
SALES & VALUATIONS

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SIMONE DELLA CORTE
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MICHAEL KLIEBENSTEIN
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JAN KURTY
EASTERN EUROPE SALES and MARKETING

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