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1934 Packard Super Eight Model 1104

1934 Packard Super Eight Model 1104

1934 Packard Super Eight Model 1104

The Model 1104 Packard was produced alongside the shorter 1103 and longer 1105 Super Eights. They were produced from August 1933 until August 1934.1

The 142-inch Model 1104 had the largest offering of different bodystyles offered in 1934 that included the Coupe, Coupe-Roadster, Phaeton, Sport Phaeton, Sedan, Club Sedan, Convertible Sedan, Convertible Victoria, Formal Sedan and Touring.1

For the 1934 range Packard redesigned the fenders which are characterized by extending to the front bumper. Inside Packard also had a redesigned dashboard that could accommodate the optional factory radio.

Some consider the 11th series the last of the classic Packards since it was the last year to have slender windshield posts and chrome front headlights.

Sources & Further Reading.

1. Kimes, Beverley Rae. Packard, A History of the Motor Car and the Company. Princeton Publishing Inc: 1978.

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In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
built at USA
engine Cast Iron, Inline-8
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
ignition Dual Coils
valvetrain 2 Horizonal Valves per Cyl w/Zero Lash Valve Silencers
fuel feed Downdraft Stromberg EE-3 Carburetor
displacement 6293 cc / 384 in³
compression 6.0:1
power 108.1 kw / 145 bhp @ 3200 rpm
specific output 23.04 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 58.12 bhp per tonne
body / frame Steel Body over Press Steel Ladder-Type Frame w/X Center Brace
driven wheels RWD, Hotchkiss Final Drive
wheel type Wire or Wood Spoked
front brakes Cable Operated Bendex Drums w/Bragg-Klierath Vacuum Assist, Perrot Control
rear brakes Cable Operated Bendex Drums w/Bragg-Klierath Vacuum Assist
front wheels F 43.2 x 17.8 cm / 17 x 7.0 in
rear wheels R 43.2 x 17.8 cm / 17 x 7.0 in
steering Gemmer Worm & Roller
f suspension Solid Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs
r suspension Live Axle
curb weight 2495 kg / 5500 lbs
wheelbase 3606.8 mm / 142 in
transmission 3-Speed Synchromesh w/Free Wheeling Clutch
tran clutch Single Plate Clutch
final drive 4.36:1

Auction Sales History

1934 Packard Super Eight Series 1104 Convertible Victoria – sold for $225,500 It is a testament to the excellence of this car’s restoration that, while in the ownership of Mr. and Mrs. Kughn, it was displayed at the 2009 Classic Car Club of America Grand Classic at Hickory Corners, scoring 99.75 points for a First Prize in the Primary Production 1933–1936 Division. The car also carries a CCCA Senior Badge, number 2905, and was proudly displayed at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in 2009.
Auction Source: 2013 St. John’s Auction
1934 Packard Super Eight Model 1104
1934 Packard Super 8 1104 Tourer – sold for $132,500 General Eisenhower/Admiral Nimitz Parade Car. Vacuum assist brakes. Syncromesh 3-speed transmission. Push button start. Secret Service jump seats. Original 384/145 HP engine. Mostly original interior. ID #750-11. Engine #752026. Records log book from 1949 indicates passengers including General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Admiral Chester William Nimitz and many others.
Auction Source: 2011 Monterey Daytime Auction by Mecum