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For Sale: 1929 Packard Custom Eight in orange, California

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Classic Car Marketing, Inc. Southern California’s premier marketing company is pleased to introduce this new listing offered for sale by one of our clients.


This 1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight Opera Coupe is a survivor in excellent condition.
Original 384.8ci Side Valve Straight 8-Cylinder Engine, Packard Carburetor, 106bhp at 3,200rpm, 3-Speed Manual Transmission,  Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs Front and Rear, and
4-Wheel Drum Brakes.

*Rare Opera Coupe body style
*Restored and previously owned by Ken Vaughn
*Well sorted out car – ready to enjoy in spectacular condition
*Highly original example

The 1929 Packard Eight Highlights:
1929 brought substantial change to Packard's products, notably a new Standard Eight line which replaced the earlier Twin Six models. The 640 Custom Eights were among the most attractive and imposing of the Classic Era, with long hoods, sweeping fenders and large oval-backed headlights (a one-year-only feature). Design features abounded, from bright molding around the cowl to a drop molding along the belt line that could be accented with a contrasting color décor panel.
This Packard is a highly original example of a rare coupe variant. The unusual Opera Coupe featured a more generous coupe configuration with a full and well-appointed back seat. The driver seat is flanked by a small occasional type seat. This body style was likely meant for a chauffeur and foot man with the primary occupants riding in the well-appointed rear seats.
The intriguing interior is correct to original standards with appointed wool broadcloth with elaborate wood trim displaying in marquetry idyllic romantic scenes. The interior even still has that wonderful new car smell, and the interior and exterior are simply stunning on this very rare find.  Attractively liveried in dark Maroon and black, with black fenders, and riding on solid wheels finished with the correct pin striping on their faces. This car is freshly completed with six era correct white wall tires. Other nice options include dual side mounts and Packard trunk rack. Under the hood the big straight eight runs strongly, and displays the correct equipment including vacuum tank, bronze Packard carburetor and North East distributor.
Very well loved Packard survivor in great condition, complete with all its so-often-lost extras, this Packard is ready to start enjoying. Recent, complete mechanical inspection and service by Robert Escalante of Custom Auto Service. This Packard is being offered for sale by a private collection and shown by appointment only.   Offered at $165,000 OBO.    For more information please visit our website at or call us at 619-972-7073. Please mention the vehicle you are inquiring about so we can respond promptly.  Inspections are encouraged before any purchase, of any vehicle, anywhere.


Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1183772
  • Price:Contact Seller
  • Location:orange, California
  • Year:1929
  • Make:Packard
  • Model:Custom Eight
  • Exterior Color:Marron and black
  • Interior Color:tan
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:0
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Engine History:Rebuilt
  • Engine Condition:Running