In 1930, Packard sold 28,318 cars, priced from $2,375 to $5,350. Their sales success made them a leading luxury marque at the start of the Classic era. They were one of the oldest car companies in American, with the first Packard built in 1899. They began life as the Ohio Automobile Company based in Warren, Ohio. In 1902, they became the Packard Motor car Company and a year later, moved to Detroit.
Known as the Seventh Series Packards, all cars were powered by Packard's famous L-head straight eight engine. The 733 Series developed 90 horsepower from 319 cubic-inches. New for 1930 was an updraft Detroit Lubricator carburetor.
By 1930, Packard had become the sales leader among American luxury makes. But tougher times lay ahead as the Great Depression grew worse and independent American automobile manufacturers began to disappear.
This particular Model 733 Packard is a Convertible Coupe riding on a wheelbase that measures 134.5-inches. It is powered by a 90-horsepower straight eight engine. This car has been disassembled and stored in boxes for many years, until the current owner undertook a complete frame-off restoration.
The Detroit-based Packard Motor Car Company built luxury automobiles from 1899 to 1958. Packard was the top-selling luxury marque from 1924 to 1930, and exported more cars than any other marques of its class. [Read More...]
It's not generally known that the Packard Motor Company started in Warren, Ohio before moving to Detroit in 1903. [Read More...]
Packard: a premier luxury and quality built automobile from 1899 to 1958. While founded in Warren, Ohio, Packard is best known for their Detroit, Michigan produced automobiles. Unique symbols such as the trademark red hexagon and Coat of Arms readi [Read More...]
This 1930 Packard 733 Club Sedan was sold by the Earle C. Anthony Packard dealership in California. It was shown at the 2010 Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance after having just completed a 2.5-year restoration. The car features 19 original Packard acc [Read More...] By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2010
Packard, for a period of time, was a very successful company, selling more automobiles than all other fine car brands combines. The Packards were popular with the social elite, wealthy, captains of industry, and those who treasured quality automobiles.
With the introduction of the Seventh Series of Packards introduced a single flowing fender line from the crown of the fender to the running board. Underneath the long and graceful bonnet was an eight-cylinder engine mated to a four-speed manual gearbox. The cars featured a Bijur chassis lubrication systems and four-wheel assisted mechanical drum brakes. Amenities that were common to the vehicles were a single center driving lamp, white wall tires, cowl mounted spot lights, grille guard, wind wings, and a single, rear mounted spare tire.
The Seventh Series Packard Standard Eight was available in either the 127.5-inch form (known as the 726), and the 134.5-inch size (known as the 733). In total, there were 15,731 Model 726 sedans produced in 1929, and 12,531 Model 733. The 726 was available only as a sedan while the 733 was available as a Roadster, Phaeton, Sport Phaeton, 7-passenger sedan, sedan Limousine, 4 and 5 passenger coupe, club sedan, and 7-passenger touring car. Power was from a 319.2 cubic-inch straight eight L-head engine capable of producing 90 horsepower. Prices ranged from $2300 - $2775. By Daniel Vaughan | May 2009
Sold for $66,000 at 2015 RM Sothebys. The seventh series Packards were introduced on September 12th of 1929. October 29th was Black Tuesday - the day of the stock market crash. Despite this, Auto Sales had been prosperous in 1929, setting a new record for the industry, with some 4.4 mill [Read More...] By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2015
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