For 1938 the One Twenty was briefly redesignated as the Eight with a 127 inch wheel base for the Model 1601 and 138 inch wheel base for the Model 1602.
New in 1938 was an all-steel construction in the body manufacture that made the cars somewhat heavier than the 1937 models.
A new styling trend for the 1938 model year was a small chrome strip that split the front windshield and ran onto the roof.
Body types available on the Eight Model 1601 included the Business Coupe, 2-door Touring Sedan, 4-door Touring Sedan, Convertible Coupe, Convertible Sedan, and Touring Sedan Deluxe.
1. Kimes, Bevely Rae.Packard. A History of the Motor Car and the Company..Automobile Quarterly: 1978.
2. Coachbuilt.com.Darrin of Paris, 1937-1939
See full 1938 Packard Eight Model 1601 Gallery here