Selling the Jem of my private vintage car collection!
Wilma is named after the fine woman who, after years of asking, agreed to sell me her late husband's wonderful1936 STANDARD EIGHT Model 1401Sedan.
The car is an amazing original condition survivor having been in their family since the 1950s. I bought the car from dry California where it had been pampered and cared for as an honored family member for all those years. The woman's son finally called and told me his mother was ready to sell the car as her husband could no longer remember the fine old car due to Alzheimer's.
In 1936 Packard offered the new, smaller, model 120 Packards and they were a great sales success. The large Packards, like this 1401 STANDARD EIGHT model, while still being offered, but only some 5000+- units of the large car were moved compared to the new model 120's 50,000+. The new low price car with much of the same advanced features and Packard quality for a1930s era auto were a bargain!
This car is in amazing original condition! NO RUST THROUGH ANYWHERE. Paint patina yes, minor chrome surface rust only. Rock slid heavt fenders and body parts.
The car has a set of very RARE original body color painted FACTORY disc hubcaps for all six wheels. Factory luggage rack. All lights and gauges work except the accessory factoty radio. ( probably just needs tubes)
Over the 12 years I have owned this classic, I have done everything needed to make this car a reliable crusier and still keep it all original!
This engine is the magnificent straight eigth Packard with ALUMINUM CRANK CASE Car has ower assited brake unit and auto oiler for the valves. Very advanced car for 1936.ENGINE WAS PROFESSIONALLY REBUILT in 2017. My master vintage car mechanic correctly bored the cylinders, valves and head etc and reassembled what had been a good solid engine to begin with! The engine is so quiet you might not even know it is running. The engine rebuild alone cost $8000! Trans is smooth and quiet and shifts perfectly.
Interior is ALL ORIGINAL cloth with wood burl trim. Good chrome knobs and escutcheons . window risers and no missing handles or parts. Pull down privacy shades and cigarette lighters in rear ashtrays.
The car only has 44K I have only driven the car monthly to local cruise nights a few miles from my home. Has good tread tires. New rebuilt radiator and hoses. Rebuilt Distributor, starter and good generator.New Plugs and wires. Newer battery with warrantee, Windshield wiper motors work and car has original intact inside sun visors.
Wire wheels are sound and un rusted, All hubcaps, mirrors and badges are original. I replaced rear flat glass side window and new windshield to original specs.
In conclusion, this magnificent large Packard always is the most popular vehicle at the shows and cruise nights! All the car guys and girls are amazed at its fine condition after eighty plus years! Always voted most popular.
You'll rarely find another classic of this quality in such magnificent condition. A vehicle that I have improved back to better than original condition and as it was manufactured in 1936.
No expense or items has been overlooked. Yu can buy a car that is ready to drive or show with great pride as it is so very UNIQUE!
This is my very favorite vintage car of the dozens I have owned over years of collecting!
I only offer it today as it is time to see it go to a new home. It remains an EXCELLENT INVESTMENT due to its condition and RARITY! Always appreciating an pleasing all who come across it!
My Packard is located in Deland Florida 32720. Just 13 miles from the Daytona International Speedway. I am happy to hold the car after payment in full, in my protected clean garage until you are able to arrange to ship it or pick it up.
I also have contacts for shippers who can give you reasonable prices for closed truck or open shippers.
Car must be sold AS -IS with NO WARRANTEE or Guarantee by owner. Sale is final.
I would sell the car internationally but buyer is responsible for any shipping arrangements and costs.,
I encourage you to ask any questions you may have PRIOR TO BIDDING
or come to inspect the Packard in person.
Please note I have a 100% POSITIVE FEEDBACK RATING with EBAY so you may bid with confidence.
Thank you for your attention. Good bidding to you
God Bless
On Feb-26-18 at 17:15:02 PST, seller added the following information:
PLEASE NOTE: I am including my full collection of Packard small parts, catalogs, and information. I have the original Los Angelos DEALER tags, some dealer photos and other misc items. I no longer need these items that I carefully amassed while restoring and improving my Packard! I enjoy looking into the specif history of my cars as with this1401.
I even have previous owners personal photos of the car at weddings circa 1960s etc.
On Mar-01-18 at 11:46:13 PST, seller added the following information:
YES! I encourage you to CALL or text me with any questions you may have!
You may contact me directly at my CELL 802 380-2580. I am in Deland Florida just 14 miles from mthe Daytona Race track! Thank you , Si Lupton
On Mar-02-18 at 15:12:13 PST, seller added the following information:
Please notice I have ATTEMPTED TO POST! a few more photos of the car. Ebay only allows 24 so I wanted to substitute a few new ones.
once my CAR HAS BIDS!
Please feel free to email or call me and i will send more photos your address directly!
The exterior rubber roof material is all original, is intact, but will need replacement.The interior headliner is all intact and not sagging. no watermarks or staining. Wooden roof bows and frame are like new.
I have posted a few pictures of the worn areas in the interior. Very minor moth damage and wear areas only. Drivers seat back has stuffing exposed . Very minor moth damage on lower corner only drivers suicide door panel. Car has pull down privacy shades in rear quarter windows and back window. Car has new glass in windshield and one rear corner window.
NO RUST THROUGH ANYWHERE on this car! Rear truck floor is sound and solid and has original JACK and tools!
Perfect folding rear truck carrier.
Thanks and place your bids! Car WILL SELL by auction end!

“Amazing Condition All Original 2ND Owner 44K mile Straight EIGHT Packard Model 1401, Dry California Car. Aluminum Crank Case, Fully upgraded, rebuilt engine vehicle. All original numbers matching! Original intact interior and headliner, DUAL SIDEMOUNTS with 6 rare FACTORY DISC wheel covers!”
Year: 1936 Mileage: 44,400
Transmission: Manual, 3 speed Make: Packard
Body Type: Sedan Model: Model 1401
Warranty: Not Since 1938! None! Trim: cloth
Vehicle Title: Clear Engine: Straight EIGHT Aluminum Crankcase
Options: Six Factory Disc Hubcaps, Pull Down Privacy Shades, Cigarette Lighters, Rear Drive Type: RWD
Power Options: Power assist brakes Fuel Type: Gasoline
Sub Model: Sedan For Sale By: Private Seller
Exterior Color: Blue Disability Equipped: No
Interior Color: Grey Drive Side: Left-hand drive
Number of Cylinders: 8