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Old 01-11-2020, 01:37 PM
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Default UP for Auction - 1939 Packard Super Eight Hearse

1939 Packard Super Eight Hearse

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Presale estimate: $150,000–$190,000
If you like to arrive in style, then surely you’d like to depart in style as well. This one-off Super Eight Hearse certainly fits the bill. Commissioned by an upscale funeral home in Virginia, the car wears bodywork by Henney of Freeport, Illinois, which was a major supplier of limousine and hearse bodies at the time. According to Bonhams, it is the only known car with a chassis from a Packard Twelve powered by the straight-eight from the Super Eight.
The interior is chock-full of blue fabric and wood trim, and the rear suspension features a hydraulic self-leveling system to keep the ride height consistent whether there’s anything (a casket, for example) in the back or not. It cost about $10,000 when new; that’s roughly $186,000 today.
After being used as a tour vehicle by a rock band in the 1960s, the Super Eight Hearse found its way to the consignor in the late ’90s. He reportedly paid $900 for it, then restored it over the course of a decade.
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I think the pre-sale estimate is a little ambitious!
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I think they really don't know what they are talking about and/or a lot of things about the restoration of this car were done from an incorrect parts car.
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Pretty familiar with this coach. This coach belongs to my old boss. It's been a few years since I have seen it was a great coach back then.
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My guess is 25 tops. But it is an auction if it goes across the pond could be up in the 50s.
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Th drapes are aweful.
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