PACKARD STANDARD 8 (1930-31)
Sedan, club sedan, 5-seat sedan, tourer, sports phaeton, convertible coupé, 2-seat coupé, 4-seat coupé, sedan limousine, phaeton, runabout, various customs.
An all-time classic. Straight eight engine dates back to 1923, but still gives enough power to propel two tons of motor car at 75mph, and everything beautifully made. Conventional chassis with spiral bevel final drive, beam axles and semi-elliptic springing, Bijur one-shot chassis lubrication and four speeds. Disc wheels standard, and all bodies attractive, with some customs by notables like Brewster, Dietrich, LeBaron and Willoughby sensational. '31 cars have mechanical fuel pumps and there were two chassis length: 1271/2ins (Model 726) and 1341/2ins (Model 733).