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Here’s a beautiful Packard 160 Super 8 Club Coupe – it’s a factory 4 passenger car, with a rear seat for your friends! And of course it’s a CCCA Full Classic, so it is welcome at all the CCCA shows and tours, as well as AACA, and the Packard Club.

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It has the big powerful 356 straight 8 engine,  working factory Overdrive, Radio, Packard Heater ( Important since it was sold new in Idaho!)  Luggage rack, twin sidemounts, Glass Winged Goddess of Speed mascot, Packard driving lamps, backup lamp, fenderskirts, and the piece de resistance, a Packard locking gas cap!

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It’s finished in the factory Packard color, Inverness green, a nice medium metallic green.  Henry Ford did not work at Packard, and they did not all have to be black!  If you stepped up to a Super 8 Packard you had your choice of a rich color palette.

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A great profile.

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And bumperguards too!

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Pretty!

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Love the Goddess of Speed – with the glass wing and speed lines!

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Packard Road – Fog lamps!

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Here’s the passenger side, with the dual sidemounts showing.

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Very streamlined.  Which is handy at the freeway speeds, courtesy of 160 Horsepower and overdrive.

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Very, very nice.

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This is a very , very nice car, although it’s not a show car, there are some rock chips and paint flaws that would cost points at a national event. The chrome is very nice, but there are a few spots that show some chrome blushing, particularly on the hood side louvers.

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The optional luggage rack made it necessary to use the Bullet style tail lights carried over from 1939 so the tail lights would be visible when a trunk was mounted.  A non-luggage rack car would have had the more usual 1940 style  tail light.

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there’s the back up light.

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The dashboard is very nice, with excellent plastic and nice woodgraining.  We can see the heater down below, as well as the radio speaker towards the right.

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The upholstery is done in leather, a correct choice for the coupes, you could have had either cloth or leather. This interior is nicely done, with just a bit of age showing on the driver’s seat back.

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Nice doorpanel.

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The club coupe had a back seat – the business coupe did not.  This is a club coupe.

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The 1375 number shown here on the firewall tag tells us this was a Club Coupe 160.  This is the original firewall tag.

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More of the rear seat. There’s a blemish on the sidepanel.

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Good view of radio speaker and heater.

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Nice dash and gauges. The Speedometer, gas gauge and amp meter work great, the Temp and Oil guages have been bypassed for an under-dash unit, which works fine. Good for touring.

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The runningboards are excellent, with nice, live rubber and the proper ribbed chrome accent pieces.  And the step plates are nice too!

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Nice headliner.

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This very nice 1940 senior steering wheel is being included, since the unit on the car is from ’41.

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Nicely trimmed trunk. Where’s the spare tire?  Sidemounts!

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Clean!

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There’s the 356 Straight 8 . It runs beautifully, nice and smooth, all the power it’s supposed to have, and it’s the original engine too as we’ll see from examining the engine number

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C5 is the proper number for the 1940 Packard Super 8 160 Engine.  Packard didn’t match the engine and chassis number, so the C5 is our identifier, and it is referenced in “The Packard Story” by Turnquist.

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the wiring was redone in the proper cloth backed loom.

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Manifold side. Proper carburetor.

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The Packard 356 was famous for a reason – it made lots of power, lots of torque, and was – and is – extremely smooth in operation.

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A perfect car for tours and events!