Packard 840 Custom Convertible Sedan

For Packard buyers that wanted an extra level of exclusivity, the factory offered so-called “Individual Customs,” which consisted of coachbuilt catalog offerings by Dietrich. The bodies were ordered in batches by Packard and would be finished as far as primer so that the purchaser could select his or her own colors and materials. Among the offerings for 1931 was the Style #1881 Dietrich Convertible Sedan. According to authoritative research, no more than nine were built and with good reason; at a price of $5,275, this was one of the costliest styles available.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in July of 2011 at The Inn at St. John's, Plymouth, Michigan.

120 hp, 384.8 cu. in. L-head eight, four-speed manual transmission, solid front axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs and live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 140.5"

Source: RM Auctions

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