1930 Packard 740 Custom Eight
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Coachbuilders were given the opportunity to cloth the 740 and 745, including LeBaron, Brewster, Rollston and Dietrich. There were eleven bodystyles for the 740 and eleven on the 745. Thus, the Seventh Series Packards were more than capable to satisfy a wide variety of customers needs.
This Packard 740 Custom Eight Sport Phaeton is finished in two shades of deep red and has a low-slung tan top. The interior is tan leather and there is a wood-grain dash. There are many accessories such as driving lights, a radiator stone guard, wind wings, fully enclosed dual side-mounted spares with mirrors, a rear luggage rack and chromed wheels mounted with tall white-wall tires. The Adonis mascot can be found on the hood, a very desirable ornament and one of the most desirable to adorn the Packards.
It is believed that the car was given a restoration in 1978. It was purchased by its current owner in 2006 from the Sterling McCall Old Car Museum. It has an Antique Automobile Club of America badge from 1979.
In 2009, this 740 Custom Eight Sport Phaeton was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. The car was estimated to sell for $200,000 - $300,000. The lot was sold for the sum of $192,500 including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2009
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|Auction||The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company|
|Auction||Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction|
|Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction||1911-1950|
|The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company||1904-1931|