This Packard Custom Eight 740 is a well-used example that wears an older restoration, but still shows well in modern times. The restoration work was completed in the early 1960s and upon completion, it earned an AACA National First in 1965, a CCCA Premier Senior Award and a first place at a Packard Automobile Classics National Meet. It is finished in maroon and red livery and fitted with side-mounted spares, driving lamps, wind wings, C.M. Hall lamps, See-Rite mirrors, mounted trunk and the classic 'Goddess of Speed' mascot.
Recently, all six chrome wire wheels have been restored, trued and mounted with fresh whitewall tires. It is powered by a 384 cubic-inch L-Head eight-cylinder engine fitted with a single Detroit Lubricator Updraft carburetor. There is a four-speed selective-sliding gearbox and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes with vacuum booster.
In 2010, this Sport Phaeton was brought to Gooding & Company's Scottsdale Auction where it was estimated to sell for $250,000 - $325,000. As bidding came to a close, the lot had been sold for the sum of $203,500, inclusive of buyer's premium.