1929 | Packard Custom Eight 640

 

EUR 71,289 JPY 10,063,878 BGN 139,427 CZK 1,697,250 DKK 530,255 GBP 59,500 HUF 27,713,626 PLN 336,185 RON 349,566 SEK 793,697 CHF 71,432 ISK 11,199,513 NOK 769,181 HRK 537,270 RUB 8,355,150 TRY 1,458,988 AUD 109,500 BRL 397,009 CAD 103,683 CNY 525,956 HKD 607,397 IDR 1,160,509,780 ILS 261,282 INR 6,325,180 KRW 95,807,520 MXN 1,456,863 MYR 330,475 NZD 119,709 PHP 4,231,006 SGD 101,993 THB 2,546,303 ZAR 1,331,288

 

Packard Custom Eight 640

Packard Custom Eight 640

Packard Custom Eight 640

Packard Custom Eight 640

Packard Custom Eight 640

Packard Custom Eight 640

Packard Custom Eight 640

Packard Custom Eight 640

Packard Custom Eight 640

Packard Custom Eight 640

Packard Custom Eight 640

Packard Custom Eight 640

Packard Custom Eight 640

Packard Custom Eight 640

Packard Custom Eight 640

Packard Custom Eight 640

Packard Custom Eight 640

Packard Custom Eight 640
Packard Custom Eight 640
Packard Custom Eight 640
Packard Custom Eight 640
Packard Custom Eight 640
Packard Custom Eight 640
Packard Custom Eight 640
Packard Custom Eight 640
Packard Custom Eight 640
Packard Custom Eight 640
Packard Custom Eight 640
Packard Custom Eight 640
Packard Custom Eight 640
Packard Custom Eight 640
Packard Custom Eight 640
Packard Custom Eight 640
Packard Custom Eight 640
1929 | Packard Custom Eight 640

EUR 71,289 JPY 10,063,878 BGN 139,427 CZK 1,697,250 DKK 530,255 GBP 59,500 HUF 27,713,626 PLN 336,185 RON 349,566 SEK 793,697 CHF 71,432 ISK 11,199,513 NOK 769,181 HRK 537,270 RUB 8,355,150 TRY 1,458,988 AUD 109,500 BRL 397,009 CAD 103,683 CNY 525,956 HKD 607,397 IDR 1,160,509,780 ILS 261,282 INR 6,325,180 KRW 95,807,520 MXN 1,456,863 MYR 330,475 NZD 119,709 PHP 4,231,006 SGD 101,993 THB 2,546,303 ZAR 1,331,288

 

United Kingdom

 
Coupe
80/109 kw/hp
Sales Team

The Classic Motor Hub

  • Vehicle details

    Vehicle data
    Make Packard
    Model Custom Eight
    Model name Custom Eight 640
    Year of manufacture 1929
    Chassis number 175909
    Technical details
    Body style Coupe
    Body detail Coupe
    Power (kw/hp) 80/109
    Cubic capacity (ccm) 6,306
    Cylinders 8
    Doors 2
    Steering Right (RHD)
    Transmission Manual
    Gears 3
    Drive Rear
    Front Brake Drum
    Rear Brake Drum
    Fuel Petrol
    Individual configuration
    Exterior colour Black
    Interior colour Grey
    Interior material Others

Description

  • 1929 Packard 640 with rumble seat
  • VSCC eligible 
  • 6,300cc Straight-8 engine
  • Delivered new to New Zealand
  • Chassis No. 175909

Packard are one of the oldest names in the automotive industry. The company was founded in Ohio by James Ward Packard with his brother William Packard and their business partner George Lewis Weiss. At the time, Wiess was an important shareholder in Winton Cars, a prominent builder of the new horseless carriage. James Packard however was not impressed with the quality of the cars Winton produced and so when suggestions to Alex Winton to improve the cars were ignored James Packard decided to set up his own motorcar company which had reliability, quality, and refinement at its core.

Packard therefore set about producing cars of the highest standard, beginning with a single cylinder engine which quickly grew to a twin then a 4-cylinder before the 106bhp, strong and silent straight-8 was developed. Packard were quick to embrace new technology, developing the modern steering wheel in place of the tiller-system and were therefore one of the first manufactures to adopt the modern control system. Packard’s dedication to quality was appreciated by their customers and their popularity soared. In the mid 1920s Packard outsold Lincoln, Cadillac, Peerless and Arrow combined. Packard’s clients were amongst the wealthiest people in the world and indeed they had to be as the cars did not come cheap. While Henry Ford’s vehicles were selling for $440 Packard’s cars started at $2,600.  The company quickly gained a reputation across America and abroad being one of the 3 Ps of American Royalty along with Pierce-Arrow and Peerlees.

The 1929 Packard 640 we offer here is a very rare RHD example that was originally delivered to New Zealand, incredibly the Auckland identification number can still be seen under the driver’s door.  It was then bought by a farmer who had the rear of the vehicle converted to a ‘pick-up’ style body to haul wood and straw. A couple of years later the car was purchased by Nathan Clark, of Clark Shoes who had been looking for a Packard to add to his collection. He decided to acquire this particular car because the high import tax on new cars to New Zealand had created a community of well-kept older cars.  He bought the car as a project in the 1960s, at that time the body behind the rear wheels had been removed but the frame and scuttle remained untouched.  The rear deck-lid and spare wheel mount also came with the car unaltered.  The interior of the car remained wonderfully original including the original paint, upholstery and interior wood.

The car was purchased at auction in barn-find state by an Argentinian client in 2012 and was subsequently shipped to Argentina for a comprehensive restoration. The restorers have done a fine job returning this car to original standard, re-fitting the rear deck complete with dicky seat and golfing hatch. This 1929 Packard 640 is now ready for sale at The Classic Motor Hub and presents as impeccably today as it did when leaving the factory ready for its discerning customers.

Packard Custom Eight 640
Packard Custom Eight 640
Packard Custom Eight 640
Packard Custom Eight 640
Packard Custom Eight 640
Packard Custom Eight 640
Packard Custom Eight 640
Packard Custom Eight 640
Packard Custom Eight 640
Packard Custom Eight 640
Packard Custom Eight 640
Packard Custom Eight 640
Packard Custom Eight 640
Packard Custom Eight 640
Packard Custom Eight 640
Packard Custom Eight 640
Packard Custom Eight 640
  • Condition & Registration

    Registered
    Ready to drive
    Vehicle-ID: 151577

Dealer-Imprint

The Classic Motor Hub

Old Walls, Ablington

GL7 5NX Bibury

+44 1242 821600

Angus Maccurrach

Seller

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+44 1242 384092
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