1930 Packard 733 Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton. STUNNING!
If you were one of the fortunate few who weathered the stock market crash of October, 1929 and wanted to forget about the Great Depression, there was no better car to do it with than a 1930 Packard 733 Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton. Stylish and exclusive, a handful of true Dual Cowl/Dual Windshield Sport Phaetons were made, making them exceedingly rare today, some 85 years later.
This particular car was sold in June, 1930 by the Packard Motor Car Company dealership in Boston. It lived for the following 25 years in the Northeast until being acquired in 1955 by William McCready of Forest Grove, Oregon. Rather than trailer the car from New York to Oregon, Mr. McCready asked one of his adventurous friends to drive the car cross country. He did so and it arrived without incident and remained a part of the McCready collection of antique vehicles until shortly before his death in 1962. At that time it was sold to noted Oregon collector and Chevrolet dealer, Guy Carr, who later performed a full restoration of the low mileage, original car during his ownership. It later passed to another noted Oregon collector, Don Letson and then later to Ray Hickey of Washougal, Washington. It was acquired by the current owner in 2007. It has always been beautifully maintained.
This is a true factory Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton (the small, rear compartment vent doors in the "B" pillar between the front and rear doors is the key to identify them.) It has the rear compartment folding cowl and rear windshield, which raise and lower as needed. Please see photos. It is highly optioned with chromed wire wheels, dual sidemounted spare tires with mirrors, spotlight, two Trippe driving lights, radiator stone guard, Goddess of Speed mascot, running board step plates, heater and trunk rack.
Cosmetically, the car is gorgeous. The restoration has seasoned and presents beautifully today. Packard Cream body with black beltline molding and black fenders. Nitrocellulose lacquer paint shows wonderfully with a deep shine. No cracks or crazing. Just lovely. The interior is rich green leather which is supple and smooth to the touch. Truly an elegant, sporty combination. The undercarriage (and the entire car) is RUST FREE. Please see photos.
Mechanically, the car is excellent. Original rebuilt 320 cubic inch straight eight engine develops 90 horsepower. Runs whisper-quiet (as a Packard should) with no unusual noises or smoke. Please see video of engine running. Electric fuel pump added. 4-speed manual transmission with high-speed rear-end for easy cruising around town, in the country or on the highway. A delight to drive anywhere. SEE VIDEO.
Overall, this is a wonderfully preserved Classic Packard in one of the most desirable body styles ever produced. This is a rare opportunity to acquire an exceedingly rare car that has been collector-owned for 60 years, never abused and always impeccably maintained.
WE WILL HAPPILY SELL TO BUYERS WORLDWIDE.