” The 1934 Packard Eight Coupe Roadster was one of the most advanced automobiles on the road when it was released, it came from the factory with a system of dash-adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers, a full-syncromesh transmission, automatic chassis lubrication and shatterproof glass.
For the 1934 model year the car was fitted with Packard’s straight-8, aluminium head engine capable of 120hp. Power was fed to the rear wheels via a beautifully engineered 4-speed manual transmission – the sporting capabilities of this luxury performance car were well known not just in the United States but also across the pond on the continent where it sold in significant numbers. ”
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