1930 Packard 733 Eight, Convertible Coupe with Rumble SeatCelebrity Owned, Full Restoration
SALE PENDING!!! This is a beautifully restored 1930 Packard 733 Convertible Coupe with rumble seat that benefited from a high-point concours restoration. Since the restoration, the Packard has covered under 50 miles, so it has yet to be broken-in. Everything was restored on this car.
This Packard was part of the J&R Vintage Auto Museum in New Mexico and was part of the liquidation of all the cars after the founder Gab Joiner passed away. It was acquired by, and is part of, the Janet Cussler Car Collection in Scottsdale, Arizona and is now available for sale. Janet and her late husband, best-selling author Clive Cussler, are world-renowned for their beautiful classic car collection.
With its 134.5 inch wheelbase, this is far easier to drive than the longer Packards of the era. The yellow and black livery with blackwall tires looks more like a Bugatti than a Packard. It has a European flair to it that you just don’t see often on Packards. The paint and body finish quality are excellent. All the chrome has been replated and is well done. The door closure and other operational functions are all excellent with panel fit that is very good (the bottom of the doors are off about 1/4″ to 1/2″).
The interior is replete with tan leather that is as-new, being soft and supple. The woodgraining, interior instrumentation and details are also excellent. The rumble seat appears never to have been used and the carpet and trim as well as the tan leather are all excellent. The tan Haartz cloth canvas convertible top is in very good condition and folds down in a few minutes. There are minor scuff marks where the rumble seat folds down, which is very normal even with limited use.
The engine detailing is correct and is showing a slight amount of patina from being held in a museum since restoration. Everything on this car has been rebuilt and restored. The chassis is well done, but would benefit from further cleaning before a concours event. The 320 CID straight eight engine has nine main bearings, performs well, and the carburetor has been recently rebuilt to ensure proper operations. The Packard emits some smoke which is likely from not being used and the valves not yet being seated.
For more details and information, please call or text Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or email us at email@example.com. The Packard is available for inspection at our Phoenix showroom. We are pleased to perform a live video inspection and we help coordinate worldwide shipping.