- First post-war design for Packard.
- Extensive facelift of basic 1946-1947 design resulted in fatter appearance, termed by some as a “pregnant elephant.”
- Good year for Packard with total 92,251 cars produced; Only 7,763 Series 22 Custom Eights produced.
- Decision to remain in mid-priced market, rather than just high-end luxury, now seen as strategic error.
- Price new: $3,250.
Acquired January 2012.
1948 Packard Super Eight
Mode: Super Eight
Engine Size: 327 cid
Engine Cylinders: I-8
Engine BHP: 145 BHP
Transmission: Manual 3-Speed