1937 Packard 120C Four-Door Sedan

Condition Used
Body Sedan
Make Packard
Model Packard
Mileage 86661 mi
Fuel type Gasoline
Year 1937
Transmission Manual
Exterior Color Black
History Yes
VIN: 109226920

Packard’s effort to widen its market footprint with the 120 series was looking strong, as this 1937 Packard 120C four-door sedan is one of more than 50,000 built in the model range that year. It has undergone a restoration process that is said to date to 1995, and it has had a subsequent repaint. A host of components have been more recently re-chromed, along with a carburetor rebuild and upgrade to halogen headlamps. The 120 series was powered by Packard’s 282-cu.in. L-head straight-eight. With a compression ratio of 6.5:1 and Carter or Stromberg carburetion, the engine was rated by the manufacturer at 120 horsepower when new. This 120-C’s engine and transmission are original to the car, with the engine said to have been rebuilt in the 1990s. The engine and fuel lines have thermal shielding to prevent vapor lock. The carburetor is have been rebuilt. The engine has functional mechanical and electric fuel pumps. No issues with the transmission. Leaks are noted after the Packard has been sitting. The engine bay presents as stock and strongly clean. The 120C was painted in 1998, and describes the finish as being in good condition, with no swirls and only small chips from normal driving. The roof insert is reported to be “free of leaks,” but the seller says the rear-passenger door’s seal will need to be refit. There is “no rust” on the Packard. The headlamp rings have “new” chrome, that there is no cracked or chipped glass, and that all the lights work. The underside appears to be strongly clean, with no visible. The seating materials and headliner are reported to be in good condition. The Packard properly has a rubber mat up front and carpeting in the rear, which appear to show no damage. Among the interior pieces reportedly re-chromed are the mirror, radio head, dashboard insert, and door handles. The clock and speedometer are reported to be “new” replacements. All instrumentation is said to be functional. The heater is described as operable. The original lever-type shock absorbers are lubricated as needed, and that the bushings are in good condition. The manual drum brakes have been serviced as needed, as well. The tires are 10 years old.