Packard Super Eight Coupe (1:18, CMF)

  • Packard Super Eight Coupe (from 1936)
  • CMF
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • resin
  • yellow
  • 18005
  • Perfect mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
Limited #68 of 300
 
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The Historical Background of the Packard Super Eight Coupe

The Packard Super Eight Coupe is an iconic automobile from the early 1930s, known for its outstanding technology and elegant design. The model on which the miniature is based comes from the 1933-1934 generation, at a time when Packard became renowned for its luxury vehicles. The Packard Super Eight was part of the second series of Packard models after the first 626/633 model. Characteristic of this generation was the top-notch chassis development, providing excellent driving performance and comfort. The chief designer of Packard at that time was Raymond Dietrich, who had a significant influence on the look and style of the vehicles. This generation of the Packard Super Eight Coupe epitomized the luxury and advanced technology of the era, highlighting the quality of the American automotive industry.


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Insight into the Technology of the Original Vehicle

The Packard Super Eight Coupe was technologically advanced and powered by a 5.2-liter inline-eight cylinder engine producing around 130 horsepower. This engine provided excellent acceleration and a maximum speed that was impressive for the time. The vehicle was offered with a three-speed manual transmission, precise and easy to operate. A notable feature of this model was the servo-assisted brakes, offering improved braking capabilities. The chassis of the vehicle was robust and elegantly designed, accompanied by the integration and layout of the fenders and doors. The engineers behind this masterpiece, including chief engineer Jesse G. Vincent, set high standards in terms of quality and performance. The suspension was specifically developed to provide high driving comfort and stability. Even back then, the Packard Super Eight Coupe stood out for its attention to detail and top-notch craftsmanship.

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The 1/18 Scale Miniature from CMF

This miniature is a detailed replica of the historical Packard Super Eight Coupe in a 1/18 scale, manufactured by CMF. The model cars from CMF are known for their quality and attention to detail, and this model is no exception. The model is made of resin, a material known for its ability to replicate very fine details that are hard to achieve in other materials. Particularly noteworthy in this miniature is the exclusive cream-toned paint, perfectly capturing the elegance and timeless style of the original. This model is part of a limited edition, one of 300 worldwide, making it a coveted collectible for enthusiasts. Another highlight of the model is the replicated spoke wheels with white stripes, staying true to the classic design of the original.

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The Packard Super Eight Coupe in Historical Context

To better understand the era of the Packard Super Eight Coupe, it's worth taking a look at significant events that occurred during its development. In 1933, when this generation of the Packard was built, the world economy was deeply impacted by the Great Depression. The same year marked the end of the Prohibition era in the USA, a significant social change that had a substantial influence on culture and daily life. In the music scene, the song "Stormy Weather" by Ethel Waters became popular in that year, bringing a touch of optimism to the challenging times. These examples showcase the diverse and dynamic nature of the time when the Packard Super Eight Coupe was originally crafted.


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