For Sale: 1931 Packard Eight in St. Ann, Missouri

Vehicle Description

Spectacular Concours Quality Two-Year Body-Off-Frame Restoration
Shown At The 2009 Pebble Beach Concours D’elegance And Completed The Tour D’elegance!
Rare And Desirable 840 Deluxe Eight Sport Phaeton
One Of Only 97 Built!
Just Released From A Private Collection
Collector Owned Since The 1950’s
Ccca (Classic Car Club Of America) Full Classic Eligible For All Events And Caravans
Stunning Color Combination
Documentation Includes Owner’s Manual, Restored Jack & Tools, And Pebble Beach Ribbons!
Recently Serviced
Performs Wonderfully
Perfect For Future Concours Appearances, Rallies and Tours
One Of The Nicest 1931 Packard’s That Can Be Found On The Market Today!
A Collector's Dream!

Options Include:
Radiator Stone Guard
Full Side Curtains
Thermostatic Radiator Vents
Dual Spot Lamps
Rare Rear Mounted Spare With Split Rear Bumper
Painted Disc Wheels
New Period Correct Whitewall Tires
Front & Rear Wind Wings
Adonis Sliding Boy Hood Ornament


Packard would introduce its 8th series of automobiles for 1931 on August 14th, 1930. The Standard Eight models available were the 826 with a 127.5” wheelbase and the 833 model featuring the 134.5” wheelbase. The designation “Custom” was dropped for the Packard Eight lineup and then became referred to as the “Deluxe” models, which were divided into the 840 and 845 series cars with an imposing 140.5” wheelbase and 145.5” wheelbase, respectively. The Packard Deluxe Eight engine was the 385ci unit that developed 120hp and was mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox which allowed for more spirited driving. The massive power plant featured nine main bearings and was so well balanced that salesmen were known to boast about the smoothness by balancing a nickel on the cylinder head with the engine idling. With the Deluxe models taking the top of the Eight line up, the most astute customers often longed after chauffer-driven models such as body 491; the Deluxe Eight Sport Phaeton. This stunning dual cowl featured a rear flip-up tonneau with a foldable rear windshield for open driving pleasure. If inclement weather developed the convertible top also served as a support for the removable side curtains. Priced at $3,790 when new, this luxury depression-era motorcar was seldom seen. Only 97 examples were built during 1931 and with few known to exist today, examples are highly sought-after by collectors.

The 1931 Packard Deluxe Eight Sport Phaeton featured here is finished in stunning all black sitting on top of a beautiful apple green chassis which is accented by a wonderfully black leather interior with a matching top and side curtains. This magnificent automobile has been collector-owned since the 1950s and was subject to a comprehensive two-year, body-off-frame restoration before it was shown at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Still presenting in Concours restored condition, this Packard would make an incredible showing at future AACA or CCCA events. We are proud to offer this incredible 1931 Packard Deluxe Eight Sport Phaeton to the most astute collector, investor, or enthusiast who understands the provenance of this legendary American marque and desires only the best the market can offer.

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 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.
 

Vehicle Details

  • 1931 Packard Eight
  • Listing ID: CC-1585255
  • Price: $249,900
  • Location:St. Ann, Missouri
  • Year:1931
  • Make:Packard
  • Model:Eight
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Black Leather
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:0
  • Convertible:Yes
  • Stock Number:900006
  • Trim Level:Sport Phaeton
  • VIN:190860

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Daniel Schmitt & Co.
3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63074
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