Packard Super Eight Victoria Convertible Coupe - 2279-9

The Packard Super Eight Victoria Convertible Coupe – 2279-9 (1949) has an in-line 8-cylinder engine of 5361 cm3 and 145 hp @ 3600 rpm, RWD (rear-wheel drive), 3-speed manual gearbox and a wheelbase of 3048 mm. Only 220 units of this model were manufactured.


The Super Eight models have large belt line molding, and no trim on the hood. The tail lights are flush mounted in the rear fenders. The cars also have a horizontal bar style front grille. All Super Eight models have the 327 engine.

Optional Equiptment

Heater and defroster. Six-tube radio. Deluxe eight-tube radio. Roof- mount radio antenna. Custom sun visor. Traffic light viewfinder. White sidewall tires. Coat hooks. Dual vanity mirrors. Emergency brake alarm. Cormorant hood ornament (unless standard). Rear wheel shrouds (unless standard). Tissue dispenser. Road lamps. Fog lamps. Rear seat draft deflectors on four-door sedans. Cioisonne hubcap medallions (except standard Customs). VentI-Shades. License plate frames. Gasoline filler panel guard. Door edge guards. Sparetire valve extension. Outside rearview mirrors (right- and/or left-hand). Plaque with original owner.

4,750 units of model 2232 corresponding to series 22 of 1949 were manufactured.

Photo: Brian Snelson from Hockley, Essex, England [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Packard (1949)

Both model year and calendar year sales totals were 59,390 vehicles. This includes only the 23rd Series models sold as late 1949 cars. Packard celebrated its 50th year as an automaker this season, a most notable achievement. As part of the ceremonies surrounding this accomplishment, a total of 2,000 cars were finished in Custom gold paint, a non-standard color. These cars were driven from the Packard Proving Grounds, in Utica, Mich., by dealers and salesmen. The dealers and salesmen took them to locations throughout North America as part of a drive away honoring the company

Twenty-Third Series – Note that the Twenty-Second series was built from August 1947 through May 1949

Eight 135hp
Deluxe Eight 135hp
Super Eight 150hp
Super Deluxe Eight 150hp
Custom Eight 160hp

Model/chassis

2301 Eight and Deluxe Eight 8-cylinder
2302 Super Eight and Super Deluxe Eight 8-cylinder
2306 Custom Eight 8-cylinder
2322 Super Deluxe Eight 8-cylinder lwb sedan / limousine
2332 Super Eight Victoria convertible
2333 Custom Eight Victoria convertible

Body number

23×0 limousine
23×1 lwb sedan
23×2 touring sedan
23×3 station sedan
23×5 club sedan
23×9 convertible


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
- 1949 - 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

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