1937 Packard Model 1508

The 1937 Packard Model 1508 is an all black car that is seated in front of an archway

The 1937 Packard Model 1508 as it looks today

1932 Packard Phaeton Model 905

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Our Model’s History

Purchased new in November 1937 (after the 1938 models had been introduced), this car has been a favorite of two generations of Marshalls—Clarence and Tom. Total mileage exceeds 67,000, including a nearly 12,000-mile trip to the West Coast and Canada in 1941 as well as numerous outings to tow Stanleys to Yorklyn in the late 1940s. It was repainted about 1980, but the chrome and upholstery remain original.

An older man and an older woman stand next to a car underneath a sequoia tree in this black and white image

Clarence and Esther Marshall at Yosemite National Park in the Packard Model 1508

An older woman and a younger man stand on opposite sides of the Model 1508, underneath a wooden post that reads "Great Divide"

Tom and Esther Marshall at the Great Divide in the Packard Model 1508 

This car adopted in Loving Memory of Jane H. Jordan

Specifications

Capacity: 7 passengers
Engine: 175 horsepower
Weight: 6,000 pounds
Wheelbase: 144 inches
Cost: $4,500 in 1937; 2015 equivalent: $74,168

Comparison Chart

ModelCar TypePassenger CapacityEngine (Horsepower for Steam & Gas, Volts for Electric)Weight (Pounds)Wheelbase (Inches)Original Cost (Year Released)Today's Equivalent Cost (in 2015)
1901 MobileSteam44.59006565017000
1902 Stanley Stick-Seat RunaboutSteam469007065018108
1905 Stanley Runabout Model CXSteam4810007867016900
1907 Stanley Semi-Racer Model K
Steam3301850108180047368
1908 Stanley Model EXSteam41012009087020400
1908 Stanley Gentleman’s Speedy Roadster H-5Steam2201350100135035526
1910 Stanley Touring Model 71
Steam4202200115140035000
1912 Stanley Touring Model 87Steam7304200134250057100
1913 Stanley Model 76Steam5202800120170038000
1913 Stanley Roadster Model 78Steam2202500115164036700
1914 Stanley Model 607Steam4102200112145034414
1915 Stanley Mountain Wagon Model 820
Steam15305000136235054635
1916 Stanley Touring Model 725
Steam5203400130197543004
1918 Stanley Touring Model 735
Steam7203850130260040866
1922 Stanley Touring Model 740
Steam7204200130275040866
1924 Stanley Model 750
Steam7204200130260036086
1914 Ford Model T
Gas520120010050012000
1932 Packard Phaeton Model 905
Gas41605450142475082288
1937 Packard Model 1508
Gas71756000144450074168
1916 Rauch and Lang Electric Brougham
Electric590350092280060967

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