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For Sale: 1929 Packard 626
in Cleveland, Ohio

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Vintage Motor Cars Ohio
Vintage Motor Cars Ohio
26210 Emery Rd
Cleveland, OH 44128-2251
216-496-9492
Description
 
Handsome older restoration that’s ready to tour. Dual sidemounts, trunk, new grille guard never installed. A great-running Classic Packard with a top that goes down and no needs.

The convertible coupe is a very versatile body style, offering open-air motoring with the ability to seal up almost as well as a closed vehicle when the elements turn against you. The two-tone paint job appears to be what Packard called “Paint Scheme D” which was basic black over Sheffield Green with a Straw pinstripe, and it looks quite sporting on the convertible coupe bodywork. Although the restoration is now probably 20 years old, it still shows quite well with a great shine and only a few signs of use, most notably a few chips around the door opening on the passenger’s side, and there’s nothing that would require immediate attention. The chrome and brightwork ranges from good to excellent, with the most notable areas being the hood ornament and upper radiator shell, which might be original. You’ll also note this car carries a rear-mounted trunk, cast aluminum step plates for the rumble seat, and correct Packard 3-element taillight, along with the very desirable dual sidemount option. A brand new grille guard is included yet has never been installed, and is probably worth $750 all by itself.

Both the interior and the rumble seat offer dark green seating surfaces that show almost zero wear since the restoration was completed. The pleated seating surfaces accurately replicate the original patterns, and the simple door panels were typical of the era. The instrument panel is woodgrained and offers the standard instruments, all of which appear to be in operational condition save for the fuel gauge, which is typical of this type of instrument. The tan canvas top is older than the rest of the materials, and shows some fading and discoloration, but is quite serviceable as-is with a unique removable rear window insert that includes a privacy shade. The rumble seat looks almost completely unused, and if you’re accustomed to smaller cars, the legroom in this luxurious Packard will surprise you.

Fully sorted and ready to drive, it starts easily after priming the vacuum tank, and has a wonderful eight-cylinder grumble from the exhaust. The original Detroit Lubricator carburetor still feeds it and the porcelainized manifolds remain in outstanding condition. It wears Packard Green paint on the block, and the massive cast aluminum crankcase is in fine condition. Note that all the little details are there, including the Bijur lubrication system, Owen-Dyneto generator, and canister-style oil filter. There’s no rust, no damage, no trouble spots, and unlike almost every other ‘20s car we’ve featured, it’s not a leaker. An afternoon spent underneath with some degreaser and paper towels would pay big dividends. The 3-speed manual gearbox is non-synchromesh, so a quick double-clutch is required between gears, but it’s easy to master and you’ll love the traditional sound of the straight-cut gears. There are 4.69 gears out back, which makes this lightweight Packard quite swift around town, and gives it a comfortable 50 MPH cruising speed. 20-inch disc wheels were standard equipment, with this one wearing a set of 6.00-20 Denman wide whites of indeterminate age, but with plenty of life left in them.

The appeal of this car is in its road-worthiness and the convertible coupe body style, which allows a single person to fold the top, quite unlike a convertible sedan or phaeton. With the trunk, it’s an ideal candidate for CCCA Caravans, where its wonderful road manners will win it many fans. Find out why Packards are consistently among the most popular tour cars and call us today!

For more details and photos, please visit www.VintageMotorCarsUSA.com.

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: 132210
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
$59,900
or best offer
Vehicle Location


Country
United States
 
City, State
Cleveland, OH
Zip
44128-2251
Vehicle Basics

Trim Level
Convertible Coupe

Odometer Reading
72108

Year
1929

VIN
256872

Vehicle Category/Style
Antique

Convertible
Yes

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Green and Black

Restoration History
Fully Restored

Condition of Exterior
Good

Interior Details

Color(s)
Green

Seat Material
Vinyl

Restoration History
Fully Restored

Condition of Interior
Very Good

Engine Details

Engine Configuration
Straight Eight

Engine Size
320 cubic inches

Engine History
Rebuilt

Engine Condition
Running

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Manual

Drive Train
Rear-wheel drive

 
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