Same ownership since 1968
1930 Packard Model 7-33 Rumble-Seat Coupe
Chassis no. 300771
Engine no. 300771
320ci L-head inline 8-cylinder engine
Single Detroit Lubricator carburetor
4-speed manual transmission
4-wheel semi-elliptic spring suspension
4-wheel mechanical drum brakes
-Owned by the current vendor since 1968
-Long-term Greenwich history
-Restored to a very high level and meticulously maintained
-A now rarely-seen Standard Eight Coupe
-A CCCA Full Classic
The Model 733
Introduced in 1924 models, the Packard straight-eight engine marked the beginning of a new era for both its esteemed manufacturer and the American prestige automobile. Led by the legendary Col. Jesse Vincent, Packard engineers had created a powerful, durable and nearly vibration-free inline eight. Combining this superb engine with the styling verve and elegance that set the marque apart in the later 1920s, the Packard Eight fairly defined the attributes of the cars we know today as Classics.
For 1929, a new version of the Packard inline eight engine powered the automaker's Series 626 and 633 models. This 320ci, 90bhp, "Standard Eight" engine was continued in corresponding 1930 Series 726 and 733 lines, with a new Detroit Lubricator carburetor replacing the former Packard design. Also new for '30 was a dual-belt water pump, accommodated by a one-inch increase in wheelbase and hood length. A four-speed manual transmission, incorporating a special extra-low gear useful for deep mud or snow, was standard. A convenient one-shot Bijur chassis lubrication system was also included.
The Motorcar Offered
Spanning a 134.5-inch wheelbase, the 1930 7-33 Rumble Seat Coupe offered here was designed as an all-weather automobile and is equipped with roll-up glass in both the doors and the rear windows. Seating for two passengers is provided inside, and two more can ride in the optional rumble seat. The car exhibits the louvered hood side panels standard on 1930 Packard 726 and 733 models. (Other 1930 Packard models had vent doors in their hood sides.)
Finished in Stanley Green with black fenders and Straw striping, it has been owned by the vendor since 1968. Spending most of that time right here in Greenwich before moving to Cape Cod not long ago, many fine miles have been enjoyed ensconced in the tan cloth interior with the kids, and later grandkids, riding in the brown leather trimmed rumble seat. Meticulously maintained since it was purchased, with records service completed available, it was restored about a score of years ago to a level usually reserved only for the most desirable of Model 7-45s. Minimally shown and used, it has retained the high polish of its restoration despite the passage of years.
An inspection of the car reveals it to be in lovely shape that would be impossible to replicate for the estimate price listed below. Enthusiast owned and maintained, advancement in years has necessitated that the passing on of this very nicely presented Standard Eight Packard to its next keeper. Here is a very scarce, attractive and enjoyable to drive CCCA Full Classic Packard that delights with its authentic appearance and fantastic conditionthe perfect way to further a collection or get into the hobby.
- Please note that the correct chassis number for this vehicle is 301993, and it is titled under its engine number