Previous long-term family ownership (over 70 years)
Only three owner’s from new
Just released from over a decade of single collector ownership
46,076 actual miles!
Rare and desirable 1932 Packard Roadster Coupe
One of very very few known to exist
Correct 385ci 135 horsepower inline-8 cylinder engine
Rare 4-speed manual transmission
Stunning black on black color combination
Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) Full Classic; eligible for all events and caravans
“Pilot Ray” Rotating Driving Lights
Radiator Stone Guard
Dual Side Mounts With Covers
Cormorant Hood Ornament
Painted Wire Wheels
Incredible documentation dating back to 1930's including sale contract, family photographs featuring the car in the 1930’s, the 1932 Packard Specifications Book, Packard Eight Standard Sizes and Adjustments Book, Packard Deluxe Eight Facts Book, numerous hand written notes, restoration photographs, previous registrations and more!
One of the most superbly documented 1932 Packard’s in existence!
A collector’s dream!
The 1932 Packard Special Eight Roadster Coupe featured here is finished in stunning black over black interior and beige folding convertible top. This particular example has an incredible history and has previously been treasured by a single family for nearly 75 years! It was delivered new in Greenwich, Connecticut, on November 1931 and was sold to its second owner, a Mr. C.T. Rykken of Musselshell, Montana in 1933. Mr. Rykken operated a Conoco service station in Musselshell for many years and during that time this Packard was responsible for carrying the Rykken family on numerous outings. Family photos with the car date back to the 1930’s are included and show the Rykkens’ on vacation in some of the Northwestern United States’ most beautiful scenery. Rykken wrote to the Packard Motor Company in 1948 seeking parts for the ’32 and these letters on Packard Motor Company letterhead still accompany this car. This Packard was regularly used by the Rykken’s until the late 1940’s when it was parked with the hopes that it would later be restored. In 1977, Norman Rykken, son of C.T. Rykken, acquired the car from his father and begun assisting him with the restoration. After a full restoration was completed the car once again served the Rykken family for the following three decades. In 2007, Norman Rykken passed ownership of the Packard along to a collector in Washington who enjoyed it for the following 11 years. This Packard Special Eight presents wonderfully today, displaying 46,000 miles on the odometer and showcasing some slight patina that is expected on a 30 plus year old restoration. An outstanding amount of period and reproduction Packard documentation accompanies this Special Eight in addition to restoration photos, previous registrations, purchase and registration documents dating back to the 1930s and much more! With such well known history, excellent documentation and wonderful condition this 1932 Packard is sure to bring many years of enjoyment to its next caretaker. We are proud to offer this 1932 Packard Special Eight Coupe Roadster to the most particular collector or investor who appreciates outstanding documentation and the legacy of the Packard Special Eight. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants at (314)291-7000 or [email protected] for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.
HISTORY OF THE 1932 PACKARD SPECIAL EIGHT ROADSTER COUPE
For 1932 Packard continued to set the marque high for automotive luxury. The company’s new ride control offered three settings ensuring a smooth ride on both paved and unpaved surfaces. The Deluxe Eight line chassis was lengthened to 142.5” and featured a new “double-drop” frame with x-bracing. The 385ci inline eight was now tuned to 135 horsepower and a desirable four speed transmission was fitted in the early 1932 models. Packard’s 903 models consisted of ten factory bodied offerings for 1932, ensuring a Deluxe Eight for even the most discerning clientele. Body style 519, the Deluxe Eight Roadster Coupe was perhaps the most stylish with a full folding convertible top that disappeared into the body line, resulting in a roadster appearance with an optional rumble seat for an additional two passengers. With timeless style and performance, it is no wonder why the 1932 Packard Deluxe Eight Roadster Coupe has gained such appeal with collectors today.
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