• April 9, 2015

1936 Packard Standard 8 Roadster 1401

1936 Packard Standard 8 Roadster 1401

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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 floor shift
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.