1931 Packard Model 833 Standard Eight
|Model History||Auction sales research||Specifications||Body styles and Chassis Data|
By the mid-1990s this Packard was in the ownership of Bruce Male of Swampscott, Maine, who displayed it in various shows before selling it to the present owner.
In 2009, the Model 833 was on display at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in the Pre-War Preservation Class. RM Restorations gave the car a total mechanical check-over and sympathetic refurbishment. It participated in the 1000 mile run in the Tour d'Elegance without any troubles. On concours day, the car won a white ribbon in the Pre-War Preservation Class and the F.I.V.A. Trophy which the Federation Internationale des Vehicules Anciens only awards to one automobile in the Preservation Class.
This is likely the most original classic Packard. It has just over 29,000 miles on the odometer and still has its original paint, striping, monograms, interior, top, trunk fitted luggage and as-new side-curtains.
The engine is a 319 cubic-inch eight-cylinder unit capable of producing 100 horsepower. There is a four-speed manual transmission and a rear mounted trunk.
In 2009, this Super Eight was offered for sale at the Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey presented by RM Auctions where it was estimated to sell for $140,000 - $160,000. Bidding reached $120,000 but was not enough to satisfy the car's reserve. The lot was left unsold.
By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2011
|Auction Sales Information|
|Auction||Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions|
|High Bid (Lot was not sold)||$120,000|
|Auction||RM-Automobiles of Arizona|
|RM-Automobiles of Arizona||1900-1941|
|Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance||American Classic Open (pre-1931)|
|Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions||1929-1931|
|Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance||PreWar Preservation|