1930 Packard 733 Eight, Convertible Coupe with Rumble Seat

Celebrity Owned, Full Restoration

$72,800

Harry's Thoughts

This Packard is part of the late Clive Cussler collection in Scottsdale. He will always be revered in the classic car collecting world and was a great man. We are proud to find a new caretaker for this beautifully restored open Packard.

THE ESSENTIALS

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 harry@classicpromenade.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.

1930 Packard 733 Eight, Convertible Coupe with Rumble Seat

$72,800

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER NAME
LOCATION USA
VIEWS 77

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1930 Packard 733 Eight, Convertible Coupe with Rumble Seat
1930 Packard 733 Eight, Convertible Coupe with Rumble Seat

$72,800

VIN 292827
BODY STYLE Convertible Coupe
MILES 48
GEARBOX Manual
INT COLOR Tan Leather
EXT COLOR Yellow
YEAR 1930
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 77

Packard Eight

Interesting Fact: The Packard Eight was in production for six years from 1930 to 1936 and was a smaller eight-cylinder model compared to the Super Eight. The Packard Eight utilizes a relatively powerful straight eight engine yet not as large or as powerful as the Super Eight or Twelve. This model was originally advertised as…
Interesting Fact: The Packard Eight was in production for six years from 1930 to 1936 and was a smaller eight-cylinder model compared to the Super Eight. The Packard Eight utilizes a relatively powerful straight eight engine yet not as large or as powerful as the Super Eight or Twelve. This model was originally advertised as a two-door roadster, but also had a convertible option. There is a unique feature on board the Packard Eight which is a rare swivel accelerator pad. Prices for this vehicle varied, but the low end was $2,425 which, in today’s terms, is more like $37,000. There were a few variants of the Packard Eight that emerged over the years, such as the Eight and Eight Deluxe, but regardless of the body, there were minimal numbers of Packard Eights produced per day. This slow rate of production, along with the rare pieces of equipment within the car, make acquiring a Packard Eight a strong goal for any car collector!

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