1929 was a big year for Packard, as all of their vehicles were now fitted with straight-eight engines. The Standard Eight replaced the Six, though it kept its two chassis lengths with a slight, half-inch increase. The Model 626 rode on a 126.5-inch wheelbase while the 633 was given a 133.5-inch platform. Mounted under the bonnet was a 319.2 cubic-inch engine that produced 90 horsepower. There was a three-speed selective transmission with a single plate clutch, shaft drive and hypoid differential.
There were three bodystyles available on the 626 and seven for the 633. This example is a 633 Runabout that was built on September 9th of 1929. It was sent from the factory to the Berkeley distributor. It is believed that the California Packard distributor, Earle C. Anthony, originally sold this car. Four decades later, it was part of the Ron VanKregten collection and it still retained its original engine and components. This includes the original McCord radiator, the correct Northeast Electric distributor, and a Stewart vacuum.
In 2009, this 633 Runabout was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. The car was estimated to sell for $80,000 - $125,000 and was offered without reserve. The lot was sold for the sum of $48,400 including buyer's premium.