• July 20, 2015

1936 Packard Roadster

1936 Packard Roadster

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Body Style: Coupe, Roadster, Standard 8
Factory Price: $2,730
Production: 4, 781 all Standard 8 models
Weight: 4,740 lbs
Engine: Straight 8 L-head
Horse Power: 130 @ 3,200 rpm
Cubic Inches: 320
Wheel Base: 134 in
Transmission: 3 speed floorshift
Brakes: Mechanical with vacuum booster


[column grid=”2″ span=”1″] 1936 was the second year for the major redesigned bodies of 1935. Differences were minor in trim and external appearances. The front grille was given a five degree slant from vertical in a streamlining attempt. Sales were slightly down for 1936 in the Standard 8 as the dealers were concentrating their efforts on the junior 120 line which sold 34,729 cars in 1936, up from 1935 by almost 10,000 units. Overall, Packard made a good profit as an independent for 1936 showing $7 million in profit.