1929 Packard 633 news, pictures, specifications, and information
Chassis Num: 261262
Engine Num: 262039B
|Sold for $48,400 at 2009 Gooding & Company.|
There were three bodystyles available on the 626 and seven for the 633. This example is a 633 Runabout that was built on September 9th of 1929. It was sent from the factory to the Berkeley distributor. It is believed that the California Packard distributor, Earle C. Anthony, originally sold this car. Four decades later, it was part of the Ron VanKregten collection and it still retained its original engine and components. This includes the original McCord radiator, the correct Northeast Electric distributor, and a Stewart vacuum.
In 2009, this 633 Runabout was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. The car was estimated to sell for $80,000 - $125,000 and was offered without reserve. The lot was sold for the sum of $48,400 including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2009
The new Standard Eight series replaced the Packard Six, which was discontinued. One of the most popular Packard models was the 633 seven passenger sedan. It was ideally suited for both family and business use. While not having the pizzazz of a roadster or touring car, this was Packard's 'bread and butter' model.
This Packard sedan is especially unique since it retains most of its original features. It has never been restored. Few vintage cars remain in this condition today.
1929 was Packard's most successful year. More than 54,000 vehicles were sold during the model year. It was the first year of production for the Standard Eight in-line engine. Four basic series were available: 626, 633, 640 and 645. Chrome plating was now used and the Moto-Meter was replaced by an inside temperature gauge.
The Packard Model 633 was their mid-priced car and positioned to compete with Cadillac's very successful LaSalle brand. The Model 633 rode on a 133 inch wheelbase and was powered by a 319 cubic-inch straight eight engine producing 90 horsepower. This new engine used a unique crankshaft design and firing order that balanced the reciprocating forces, thus eliminating vibration. It was lighter than the V12, offered more horsepower, had better fuel economy and its inline configuration allowed the Packard to continue the 'long hood' design themes that were popular and characteristic of the Classic era.
This five passenger Phaeton was sold by the Erie, Pennsylvania Packard dealer Culbertson-Moorehouse on June 15th of 1929. It appears to have been assembled after November 1928 as this date appears on component parts. It was reportedly owned by different generations of the original owners until 1988 before being purchased by the current owner in 1991. Optional equipment on this car includes: pilot ray light, dual side mounts with mirrors, C.M. Hall spotlight, double rearview mirror, rear mounted trunk, dual taillights, eight artillery wheels and Adonis radiator cap. Base price for the Packard 633 Phaeton was $2,535.00.
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|1929 Packard models|
|Packard 640 Custom Eight|
|Packard 645 Deluxe Eight|
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|Packard 645 Deluxe Eight ($4,600-$6,022)|
|Stearns J-8-90 ($5,500-$5,800)|
|Willys Knight Model 66B ($1,850-$2,690)|
|Cadillac 341B ($3,300-$6,705)|
Average Auction Sale: $43,456
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