The Packard Super Eight Victoria Convertible Coupe – 2279 (1948) has an inline 8-cylinder engine of 5.358 cm3 and 145 hp @ 3600 rpm, RWD (rear-wheel drive), 3-speed manual gearbox and a wheelbase of 3048 mm.
Comfort-Aire ventilation system. Radio. Cowl mount radio antenna. Rear fender shrouds (standard on Custom and both convertibles). Rear master bumper guards and protection rail. Front master bumper guard assembly. Exhaust pipe chrome extensions. License plate frames. Front fog lamps. Outside rearview mirror (left-hand or/and right-hand). Wheel trim rings. White sidewall tires. Overdrive ($87). Electromatic clutch with overdrive ($123). Oil bath air cleaner ($7, standard on Super and Custom). Available rear axle ratios included: 3.54:1, 3.90:1, 4.09:1, 4.10:1 and 4.36:1.
The all-new 22nd Series debuted in August 1947, and since Packard did not limit itself to model-year changeovers, the cars were marketed until May 1949. With clean and streamlined styling, the radically rounded new Packard line featured an elongated hood, an “ox-yoke” upper grille and a horizontal wraparound lower grille. Accolades included the “Fashion Car of the Year” for 1948 from the New York Fashion Academy.
4,750 units of model 2232 corresponding to series 22 of 1948 were manufactured.
Photo: Daderot [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons
The first 22nd Series Packards to appear in August 1947 were the new convertibles. Packard did not adhere to a model year coding system until 1951. The 22nd Series Packards were built from August 1947 through May 1949.
Twenty-Second Series – built August 1947 through May 1949
Six Taxicab 105hp
Standard Eight 130hp
Deluxe Eight 130hp
Super Eight 145hp
Super Deluxe Eight 145hp
Custom Eight 160hp
2220 Six 6-cylinder
2201 Standard Eight 8-cylinder
2202 Super Eight 8-cylinder
2206 Custom Eight 8-cylinder
2211 Deluxe Eight 8-cylinder
2222 Super Eight 8-cylinder lwb sedan / limousine
2222 Super Deluxe Eight 8-cylinder lwb sedan / limousine
2226 Custom Eight 8-cylinder long wheelbase sedan / limousine
2232 Super Eight Victoria convertible
2233 Custom Eight Victoria convertible
2240 Six (Export)
22×0 taxi / limousine
22×1 lwb sedan
22×2 touring sedan
22×3 station sedan
22×4 taxicab with partition
22×5 club sedan
22×7 lwb limousine
POWER - CONTROL - PERFOMANCE
|- $3,250 (1948)||- 5,358 cm3 - 8 cylinders in line.|
|- Normal||- 145 HP|
|-||- 16.8 s|
|- 4025 lbs||- RWD (rear- wheel drive), manual 3-speed gearbox|
|-||- 85 mph|
|- 1948||- Length: 5197 mm, width: 1968 mm - wheelbase: 3048 mm|
|- Four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.||-|
|- 7,60x15||- 6V 100 Ah|
|- Independent front suspension with coil springs, rear axle with semi-elliptic springs|