Packard 640 Phaeton

As the 1920s came to a close, Packard was a very well-established and successful manufacturer. Their cars were well engineered and properly built for the discerning and well-funded buyer. The Packard's of the classic era almost always outsold their competitors, including Pierce-Arrow, Lincoln, and Cadillac.

Packard introduced their new Custom Eight 640 in 1929. It had a chassis that was specifically designed to carry custom and semi-custom bodies. Many had long hoods that concealed the 106 horsepower, nine-main bearing straight-eight engines.

This particular Packard is a very rare blue/white color combination. It was sold at a Mecum Auction in Houston, Texas in April 2013.

Source: Mecum Auctions

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