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[column grid=”2″ span=”1″]The Packard 900 Light Eight Coupe-Roadster was produced for only one year, 1932. The Light Eight was Packard’s first attempt to counter the economic realities of the depression with a lower priced model. The model didn’t reach Packard’s expectations. It was too expensive to produce and even though considered a low priced Packard the price was not low enough to attract new clientele. It was a remarkable car none the less.
The engine featured a block thermostat eliminating the need for automatic shutters, and included a warm air heater for the carburetor intake. Other features included grease fittings only, no Bijur lubrication system, ride control, and an angle set differential with an automatic clutch. The shovelnose grille is unique to the Light Eight. Many came with a golf bag door and/or a rumble seat.