Roadster
In 1929, before the Wall Street crash, more Americans held stock in Packard than in any other listed company, save for General Motors. Arguably, most of these shareholders didn't own a Packard, but nonetheless, recognized value and a smart investment when they saw one. Short of a custom-coach built Packard, the Model 7-45 Deluxe Eight was top-of-the-line for the company; one of eleven models in the 7-45 Series, all using a huge 145-inch wheelbase.

Between 1924 and 1930, Packard was the top-selling luxury brand in America, but its success was built on exports. Packards sold almost twice as many cars abroad as any other luxury car manufacturer in 1930. At the height of its success, Packard introduced its seventh series. This was right at the beginning of the Great Depression, and the upper classes could still just about afford these beautiful creations. But as fortunes changed, luxury car sales began to decline. Total production for the Packard Model 745 was very low, with just 1,789 built in a variety of body styles. Packard offered two different Deluxe Eight roadsters in 1930, but less than 150 were sold.

The early history of this car is not known. It was purchased by farmer Olaf Bredal in the late 1940s with the intent of using its reliable Packard engine to power his farm equipment. In 1950, Rudolph Snyder of Middleburgh, New York, purchased the car and no doubt saved the car from being cannibalized. It remained in his collection throughout his life and was virtually destroyed in a barn fire in 1995. The family kept the car until 2012. Using as much of the original sheet metal and mechanical parts as possible, restoration was begun that year and wasn't completed until 2016.

Chassis#

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

Analysis

Chassis number Auction Sales History

2017 2
2015 2
2014 1
2013 2
2012 3
2011 2
2009 1
2008 1
2006 5
2005 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2017$283,750$412,5002
2015$214,500$308,0002
2014$126,500$126,5001
2013$181,500$198,0002
2012$220,000$275,0003
2011$172,500$235,0002
2009$187,000$187,0001
2008$209,000$209,0001
2006$210,650$330,0005
2005$269,500$269,5001

Recent Sales

1930 PACKARD 745 DELUXE EIGHT ROADSTER
Chassis#:Chassis#:182455
Sold for $412,500
  2017 Dragone Lime Rock Park
 
1930 Packard Deluxe Eight Seven-Passenger Phaeton
Sold for $155,000
  2017 Auctions America : Fort Lauderdale
 
1930 Packard Deluxe Eight Dual-Cowl Sport Phaeton
Chassis#:185699
Sold for $308,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Motor City Auction
    
1930 Packard Deluxe Eight Convertible Coupe
Sold for $121,000
  2015 Auctions America - California
 
1930 Packard Deluxe Eight All-Weather Town Car by LeBaron
Sold for $126,500
  2014 Motor City Auction by RM Auctions
  
1930 Packard Deluxe Eight 745 Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton
Chassis#:Chassis#:185899
Sold for $165,000
  2013 Mecum Auctions - Monterey
 
1930 Packard 745 Dual Cowl Phaeton
Sold for $198,000
  2013 Auctions America - Auburn Spring
 
1930 Packard 745 Deluxe Eight Seven-Passenger Touring
Chassis#:Chassis#:185871
Sold for $160,000
  2012 RM Auctions - Hershey, PA
 
1930 Packard 745 Deluxe Eight Convertible Victoria
Chassis#:185625
Sold for $275,000
  2012 RM Auctions - St. Johns, Michigan
    
1930 Packard 745 Waterhouse
Sold for $225,000
  2012 Mecum Auctions - Kissimmee Florida
 
1930 Packard 745 Waterhouse
Sold for $235,000
  2011 Mecum Auctions - Monterey, CA The Daytime Auction
 
1930 Packard Super Eight All-Weather Town Car by LeBaron
Chassis#:184676
Sold for $110,000
  2011 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island
  
1930 Packard 745 Four-Passenger Phaeton
Sold for $187,000
  2009 Automobiles of Arizona
 
1930 PACKARD SEVENTH SERIES DELUXE EIGHT MODEL 745 ROADSTER
Sold for $209,000
  2008 Worldwide Auctions - The Auburn Auction 2008
 
1930 Packard 745 Deluxe Eight
Sold for $330,000
  2006 The Otis Chandler Collection Auction
 
1930 Packard 745 Convertible Sedan
Chassis#:182411
Sold for $209,000
  2006 RM Auctions at Meadow Brook
    
1930 Packard Deluxe Eight Five Passenger Phaeton
Chassis#:Chassis#:186689
Sold for $173,250
  2006 RM Auctions at Meadow Brook
 
1930 Packard 745 Roadster
Sold for $110,000
  2006 Worldwide Auctions - Houston Classic 2006
 
1930 Packard 745 Deluxe Eight
Chassis#:185550
Sold for $231,000
  2006 RM Auctions at Amelia Island
    
1930 Packard 745 Convertible Victoria
Chassis#:Chassis#:181570
Sold for $269,500
  2005 Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall
 

No Sale

1930 Packard 745 Deluxe Eight's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1930 Packard Deluxe Eight 745 Convertible Victoria179019/1790212017 Bonhams : Quail Lodge $400,000$600,000
1930 PACKARD MODEL 745 CONVERTIBLE SEDAN Coachwork by Dietrich1794632016 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction $225,000$300,000
1930 Packard 745 7-Passenger Touring Car 2011 Leake Auction Dallas, Texas$150,000  
1930 Packard 745 Sport Phaeton 2003 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island$120,000  
1930 PACKARD MODEL 745 DUAL COWL PHAETON 2002 Kruse Auction Tulsa, OK$170,000  

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