For Sale at Auction: 1929 Packard 640 in Saratoga Springs, New York

Vehicle Description

From two Museums as prior owners
a True Low Mileage Example of America's Greatest Period of Growth and Stature!
The Packard has Arrived, "Want to Know About a Packard? Ask Someone Who Owns One"!
Great Campaign and the Packard to back it up...
Great History and Definitely a Collectible Must Have for the High End Collection!
Runs as Good as it Looks!
Dish Wheels
Wide White Walls
Wheel Tool
Restored Wooden Bows
Dual Carriers Spare Tires
Full Top AND Curtains including Boot and Trunk & Spare Covers All Match
Still has original Gauges!
All Restored and Museum Quality!
All Lights Work!
Trunk is Also Authentic Packard as are other Accessories!
Take a close look Amazing!
Right down to the leather wrapped leaf springs...;
This Packard has not seen the light of day in decades,,, it is ready for a new owner whom will display it proudly!
1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight
Like many other American luxury car manufacturers, the stock market crash of 1929 did not immediately affect Packard and they continued to employ over 7,000 workers. During the 1928 model year, Packard production totaled an all-time record of 49,698 cars with the vast majority (over 41,000 cars) were the less expensive six-cylinder cars. The more affordable Packard was more accessible to an increasingly affluent marketplace that was enjoying an unprecedented boom.
A new Standard Eight line was introduced in 1929 which replaced the earlier Twin Six models. These sixth-series Packard's had long hoods, large oval-backed headlights (a one-year-only feature), and sweeping fenders. Five basic models were offered and given an automatic cylinder oiler (helped to prevent unnecessary wear caused by dry startups), parabolic headlamps and chromed bright work, and a shock absorbing loose trunion suspension with new Houdaille shocks. Other mechanical improvements included the relocation of the coolant temperature gauge from the radiator filler cap (Moto-Meter) to an easy-to-read gauge on the dashboard. The driver and passenger received more interior room when the shift lever was moved from the top of the transmission casing to the bell housing.
The Sixth Series 640 Custom Eight rested on a 140.5-inch wheelbase platform and was offered in nine different body styles. The Model 640 and 645 'Deluxe Eight' had a chassis specifically designed for the elegant custom and semi-custom bodies of the time. Total production of the 640 Custom 8 reached 4,853 examples for the 1929 model year.
The 384 cubic-inch L-head inline eight-cylinder engine had seven main bearings and a rigid one-piece cylinder block casting. It was given a single carburetor which helped produced 105 horsepower. They had a three-speed manual transmission and four-wheel drum brakes.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1354998
  • Price:Auction Vehicle
  • Location:Saratoga Springs, New York
  • Year:1929
  • Make:Packard
  • Model:640
  • Exterior Color:Beige
  • Interior Color:Brown
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:101
  • VIN:178886