1926 Packard 236 Straight Eight Roadster
Chassis number: 211436
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As the recipient of a complete restoration in the 1980s, this rare and stylish Model 236 Runabout Roadster still presents in excellent condition throughout. In a previous owner’s care for the past 16 years, it was stored in a temperature-controlled environment and regularly maintained by an on site mechanic.
With a 136- inch wheelbase mated to a sporty roadster body, the combination makes for an incredible driver with a sleek and smooth aesthetic, thanks to the lack of side-mounted spare wheels. Noteworthy factory accessories include a radiator stone guard, cowl lights, drum headlights, additional center headlight mounted to steering, disc wheels with black-wall tires, step plates on running boards, golf bag door to access the rumble seat area.
The body is finished in a beautiful two-tone red over dark red livery with matching red disc wheels. Lustrous paint and attractive brightwork reveal the quality of the restoration and the care it has received throughout the years.
The interior has been adorned in saddle-colored leather, which compliments the red paint nicely. Wood trim and glass are also in fine condition rounding out the vehicle’s overall excellent condition. The tan-colored canvas top is also in great order and includes a matching boot cover and side curtains. Lifting the bonnet reveals a tidy engine bay, to show standards and a little patina to some of the finishes. Mechanically, the car runs well and is ideal for enjoyment on scenic drives or touring with enthusiast clubs.
One of the sportiest roadsters built by Packard, this 236 Runabout was marketed to the youthful, active motoring enthusiast. Still to this day, the car employs a sleek flowing look compared to its competitors of the same era. Being one of the more expensive cars of its time, the Packard Standard Eight 236 Roadster is a rare car today, with few surfacing on the open market. This example presents an outstanding opportunity to add one of the smoothest driving and sportiest looking roadsters from the ‘Roaring Twenties’ to your stable.