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1949 Packard Custom Eight Victoria [2259]

1949 Packard Custom Eight Victoria [2259] in Back to the Future, Movie, 1985 IMDB

Class: Cars, Convertible — Model origin: US

1949 Packard Custom Eight Victoria [2259]

Position 01:14:10 [*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

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antp BE

2004-07-16 13:59

Voiture de Doc, empruntée par Marty pour aller au bal avec Lauren

antp BE

2005-10-09 12:05

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pilou BE

2005-10-24 16:04

Packard 22nd series model 2233 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible with the 356 cubic inch straight eight developing 160 horsepower of 1948.

IHateFreedom US

2008-11-29 02:17

Jeez...eight cylinders on that big, heavy car, and all it gets is 160 hp? Beautiful car, though...

rigormortor US

2010-01-12 01:36

IHateFreedom wrote Jeez...eight cylinders on that big, heavy car, and all it gets is 160 hp? Beautiful car, though...

Back then the compression ratio was low, like 7.0 to 1 thats why the horsepower was lower. Very nice car for sure.

jettalover US

2010-01-12 07:43

356 cubic inches equals 5.9 liters?

jettalover US

2010-04-20 06:52

An odd curved part of the quarter panel to put the fuel filler door(seen in the 1st thumbnail).

Axl_Rosenberg US

2011-12-27 23:35

Just saw this movie again the other night, I forgot how beautiful that car was.

mike962 DE

2013-07-21 21:21

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JoeMc US

2016-07-08 06:45

Can anyone tell me who is the owner of this car? My brother and I have a bet. He INSISTS that our father used to own that car.

chicomarx BE

2019-01-07 19:11

The car is for sale now.

1949 Packard Custom 8 Victoria Convertible
Estimate: $80,000 - $100,000 | Without Reserve
Chassis: 2259-9-3113
Engine: G609570C

Documented with Invoices and Correspondence from Universal Studios
Single Family Ownership from 1977 to Present
One of Approximately 215 Produced in this Body Style
Eligible for Numerous Concours; and Back to the Future Events for the Rest of Time

356 CID L-Head Inline 8-Cylinder Engine
Single Carter Twin-Barrel Carburetor
160 BHP at 3,600 RPM
3-Speed Manual Gearbox with Overdrive
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
Front Independent Suspension with Coil Springs
Rear Live-Axle Suspension with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

This 1949 Packard Custom 8 Victoria Convertible is resplendent in pale yellow with a beige top and brown leather and whipcord interior. It was immortalized by its extensive use in the Back to the Future movies, which starred Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, and is featured in numerous scenes in the original movie as well as in both sequels. It is perhaps best remembered for its role in the pivotal scenes outside Hill Valley High School’s “Enchantment Under the Sea” dance. An abundance of documentation and correspondence relating to its film appearances accompany the sale. Lovingly maintained in a Southern California family’s collection since 1977, this Packard was extensively refurbished between 2001 and 2006, with receipts on file for paint, chrome, wiring, interior work, and a new canvas top.

Scottsdale Auctions
January 18 & 19, 2019

Link to "www.goodingco.com"

Exiv96 BE

2019-01-13 19:55

I saw that too, via Hemmings. I've updated the year on its two other appearances.

But the chassis code should probably be updated too.

chicomarx wrote
Chassis: 2259-9-3113

chicomarx BE

2019-01-21 01:12

SOLD $72,800.

[Image: goodingco.jpg]

Portacker US

2022-07-20 03:42

Know as the "Bathtub" Packard, for obvious reasons. The big straight eight wasn't a horsepower monster, but had exceptional tourqe. It was also Packard's downfall. They didn't develop a OHV V-8, because this eight was proven. They didn't have to money to develop a whole new engine They waited until 55. They hoped Studebaker would have the cash to invest in new motor tooling, hence the merger. But in the end, it took to long, they were supplanted by Lincoln, Imperial and Cadillac.

-- Last edit: 2022-07-20 04:01:30

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