Pro Freak: This 1938 Packard Has A Lenco, A Twin Blown Big Block, and A Unique Look


Pro Freak: This 1938 Packard Has A Lenco, A Twin Blown Big Block, and A Unique Look

We’re thinking that there needs to be a new class of car out there and we’re calling it Pro Freak. This 1938 Packard coupe will be the poster child for the whole program. Why? Just take a look at this sucker. Sitting down on a custom chassis with huge meats on the back and a coil over front suspension, the power plant is a 521ci Ford big block which wears a pair of 6-71 blowers on it that are attached to a Hampton intake manifold and that’s not even the craziest part.

The transmission in this thing is a 6-speed Lenco ST1200. We initially thought it was a five speed and then we took a closer look at the photos and discovered that it is in fact a six speed! That’s one long transmission but boy is it the perfect capper for an already pretty over the top car.

We cannot tell if the car has been driven a lot over the years or what. The body in primer is one thing and then the engine which is painted all kinds of 1990s fuchsia throws us off. If this thing was built during the heyday of the pro street era we can understand it as a total package but it seems the body would have been painted as well, right?

This is a unique and different car. Yes, it has some elements we would change and we’d lop about 4 inches out of the top of it but the mechanical end of things here will ensure the fact that you’ll never be the second guy to roll into a car show with one, right? Right.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE AD FOR THIS 1938 PACKARD PRO FREAK

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3 thoughts on “Pro Freak: This 1938 Packard Has A Lenco, A Twin Blown Big Block, and A Unique Look

  1. Chevy Hatin' Mad Geordie

    I’d like to see more photos of this freak when its finished. Also the pink paint on the engine should be replaced with chrome or polished metal. Pro Freak is born and I might find a use yet for the weird tractor/boat/WTF body in my local scrap yard….

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  2. Ron Kruty

    Owned by a senior member of the Choppers Hotrod Association out of Cleveland,Ohio. Club founded in 1956 and still strong

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