<b>1929 Packard Custom Eight 640 Touring</b><br />Engine no. 172900
Lot 221
1929 Packard Custom Eight 640 Touring
Sold for US$ 25,760 inc. premium

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1929 Packard Custom Eight 640 Touring
Engine no. 172900

384ci L-Head Inline 8-Cylinder Engine
Single Carburetor
105bhp at 3,200rpm
3-Speed Manual Transmission
Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs Front and Rear
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*In single-family ownership since new
*Stored away for more than half a century
*Desirable open Touring sixth-series Packard
*CCCA Full Classic™


THE 1929 PACKARD EIGHT

1929 brought substantial change to Packard's products, notably a new Standard Eight line which replaced the earlier Twin Six models. These sixth-series Packard's were among the most attractive and imposing of the Classic Era, with long hoods, sweeping fenders and large oval-backed headlights (a one-year-only feature). With seven main bearings and a rigid one-piece cylinder block casting, it was quiet enough that it impressed even the notoriously finicky road testers at The Autocar in England who noted that "... the big car has the power of traveling right up to a high speed without fuss, without suggestion that the engine is doing much work, without harshness, yet with plenty still in reserve."

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This charming barn-find Packard is a very complete example of the desirable 7-Passenger Touring variant. According to the chassis plate mounted on the firewall, the Packard was delivered new on October 24th, 1929 - the day more commonly referred to as 'Black Thursday'- The first day of the 1929 Stock Market Crash. The selling dealer was a Plemmons Motor Co. The first owner was Mr. Frank Barnard – the consignor's great-grandfather. Mr. Barnard was in the lumber business, and as business got tough and the Packard too expansive to run, he put the car in storage at his home in Norfolk, CT. The car remained in the family and was gifted to the consignor by her dad some years ago. New tires were installed in 2017, but other than that the Packard remains as stored condition. It is always nice to find a Packard which has been hiding, but very few have been in single family ownership since new. Surviving today, this Packard is an opportunity not to be missed.

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