In 1923, Packard began using a 'series' number to designate each year's model line, a practice it continued into the 1950s. This 1934 Standard Coupe was introduced in 1931 and was powered by a 320-cubic-inch inline 8-cylinder engine producing 120 horsepower. Standard features included automatic Bijur chassis lubrication system and a fully synchromesh three-speed quick shift transmission.
The car is mounted on a 136-inch wheelbase, weighs 4,580 pounds and sold new for $2,640.
Sold New in Beverly Hills On October 13, 1902 the Packard Motor Car Company was established to succeed the Ohio Automobile Company as Packard's builder. The new company moved to Detroit the following year. [Read More...]
Sold for $187,000 at 2007 RM Auctions. Sold for $154,000 at 2011 RM Auctions. The Model Eight Packard was a valuable and long-produced model for the Packard marque, though it carried various names throughout its production lifespan. By 1933 the Standard Eight was renamed to the Eight. It received a boost in horsepower to 120 [Read More...] By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2007
Sold for $176,000 at 2006 Worldwide Auctioneers. The silver and red Packard shown with chassis number 378583 was offered for sale at the 2006 Worldwide Group Auction held on Hilton Head Island. It was expected to fetch between $175,000-$225,000. Its beautiful body sits atop a 142-inch wheelbase w [Read More...] By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2007
The history of this 1934 Packard Standard B Roadster, according to one of its previous owners, is quite interesting. It seems that this car was a 'peace offering' to a wife from her husband, who had been unfaithful. She accepted the car in place of [Read More...]
Sold for $113,490 at 2009 Bonhams. In the luxury car market, Packard accounted for 42.7% of the total sales. Cadillac and Lincoln were even worse off, but better than Marmon and Peerless as they called it quits in 1933. Pierce-Arrow was on its way to going out of business. [Read More...] By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2009
This 1934 Packard 1101 Eight Phaeton is the recipient of a recent restoration and is finished in deep blue with a black Hartz cloth top and blue interior. [Read More...] By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2010
For 1934, the Eight received a slight face-lift, but was quite similar to its 1933 counterpart. The wheelbase was lengthened to 136¼ inches. Ten different body styles were available including this convertible coupe. The Eight series was powered by Pa [Read More...] By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2011
This Packard Eight Dual-Cowl Sport Phaeton is one of just 40 built. There were ten body styles available on the Eleventh Series Packard Model 1101, and all were on the intermediate 136.25-inch wheelbase. [Read More...] By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2011
Sold for $92,400 at 2011 Worldwide Auctioneers. Sold for $104,500 at 2012 Gooding & Company. Sold for $106,700 at 2014 Barrett-Jackson. The Packard 1101 was built on a 136.25-inch wheelbase which offered plenty of room for this 2/4 person coupe. The car cost its original owner $2,550 at base, and the accessories it wears of twin side mounts with covers, chrome wheel trims, side mirro [Read More...] By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2011
This 1934 Packard was purchased by the current owner's father in 1968 and he rode home in the rumble seat. It was purchased for $3,400. When he turned 16, his father taught him how to drive a stick shift in this car. The current owner purchased the c [Read More...]
Packard introduced the Series 1101 Eight in August of 1933. Less than 300 examples were produced and only about ten percent survive today. Priced at $2,580 when new, this 11th series Packard example featured a 136-inch wheelbase, adjustable vacuum-as [Read More...] By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2012
This 1934 Packard Convertible Sedan was the fifth car delivered from the factory. It has an original brass Dietrich body tag under the passenger seat. In this era, the convertible sedan and convertible Victoria bodies were built by Dietrich on contra [Read More...]
Convertible Victoria Chassis Num: 727-42 Engine Num: 376305
Sold for $198,000 at 2013 RM Auctions. This Series 1101 Convertible Victoria was delivered by W.H. Collins Inc., the Hollywood dealer, on November 18, 1933. Though undocumented, it is believed that this car was owned new by Academy Award-winning, Canadian-American actress Marie Dressler. [Read More...] By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2013
Packard abandoned all reason in 1934 with a total overkill of new models. It offered no fewer than 55 body styles including catalog customs from Dietrich and LeBaron. Despite the proliferation of models, Packard produced an even 8,000 cars for 1934, [Read More...]
Coupe Roadster Engine Num: 376745
Sold for $90,000 at 2014 RM Auctions. In the mid-1930s, Packard was the nation's leading luxury car, and one of their cars was prominently placed in the inaugural parade on Pennsylvania Avenue in 1933, for the new president. The new Tenth Series had debuted in January and featured as the [Read More...] By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2014
Coupe Roadster Chassis Num: 71919 Engine Num: 374108
Sold for $195,000 at 2015 Bonhams. This 11th series production model was completed at the Detroit, Michigan Packard factory in August of 1934. It left the factory as a Type 719 Coupe Roadster and delivered new through Fonda Motor Car Company, presumably based in Connecticut. During th [Read More...] By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2015
This Packard is powered by a 320 cubic-inch straight eight-cylinder engine producing 120 horsepower. Those horses spin a three-speed manual gearbox with a floor mounted shift. The car weighs in at 4,430 pounds and originally sold for $2,580. The curr [Read More...]
Sold for $143,000 at 2015 Gooding & Company. This Packard 1101 Eight is a 2/4-passenger Model 719 Coupe-Roadster, complete with a rumble seat. The car was delivered new to its first owner in June 1934 by the Highland Motor Co. in Glen Cove, New York. It eventually moved to Auburn, California, a [Read More...] By Daniel Vaughan | May 2015
Convertible Sedan Chassis Num: 723-29 Engine Num: 375707
Sold for $121,000 at 2017 Gooding & Company. By 1934, Packard had 43% of the luxury car market in the United States. Their Eight Model had 13 variations, with the convertible sedan being priced near the top of the Eight hierarchy at $3,355. This particular example, carrying body designation 723 [Read More...] By Daniel Vaughan | May 2017
This is the only known Packard Woody Wagon to be built in 1934. [Read More...]
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