1931 Packard Model 845 Convertible Victoria / 188648 Vehicle Information

1931 Packard Model 845 photograph

1931 Packard Model 845 photograph

1931 Packard Model 845 photograph

1931 Packard Model 845 photograph

1931 Packard Model 845 photograph

1931 Packard Model 845 photograph

1931 Packard Model 845 photograph

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Sold for $660,000 at 2006 The Otis Chandler Collection Auction.
Sold for $401,000 at 2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction.
One of the most popular body styles for the coachbuilding firm, Waterhouse, was the Convertible Victoria. Mechanical features on this 845 Deluxe Eight include a Bijur automatic chassis lubrication, Detroit Lubricator updraft carburetion, and Packard's first use of a mechanical fuel pump.

The Waterhouse Coachbuilding firm of Massachusetts had a brief existence, lasting from 1928 to 1932, and during that time they produced roughly 100 bodies. The Convertible Victoria style used Waterhouse's G. Briggs Weaver designed top mechanism which allowed for a large convertible top that folded flush and low with the body.

it is believed that three examples of the 845 Deluxe Eight chassis received Waterhouse convertible Victoria bodies. One example was lost in Europe when nearly new, leaving only two surviving examples.

This particular example was acquired at the close of the 1931 New York Auto Salon by Henry H. Hayden. The car was driven to Los Angeles and to Earle C. Anthony's dealership where Mr. Hayden acquired a 1932 Packard Dietrich runabout for his wife. He also had this car updated with the 'kit' supplied to Packard dealers to freshen the remaining 1931 Eighth Series stock, including the new Ninth Series radiator shell, headlamps, and front bumper.

The car was unsued from 1950 to 1952, after which it was sent to Ray's Top Shop of Santa Barbara to have a new top installed. The cars later had a mechanic's lien placed on them while at the upholsterer's, and when Mr. Hayden defaulted, the two Packards were acquired by Jeremy Hass, a local Packard enthusiast, reportedly for $25!

The Waterhouse Packard was maintained by Mr. Hass in its original condition until 1993 when Don Sears acquired it after nine years of patient pursuit. Following a two-year restoration, the car made its debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, winning First in Class, an honor repeated at Meadowbrook. It also achieved a perfect 100 points in each of its appearances in CCCA competition, culminating with Senior honors. It was also an AACA Grand National First Prize winner and won the national Joseph Parkin Award in its division in 1995. In 1997 it was acquired for Otis Chandler and the Chandler Vintage Museum by Jack Passey. In 2006 the Packard was sold to the Muckel Collection and in 2011 it returned to Pebble Beach, again claiming a class award.


2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $400,000-USD $600,000 
Sale Price :
USD $401,000

2006 The Otis Chandler Collection Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $275,000-USD $350,000 
Sale Price :
USD $660,000

1931 Packard Model 845 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1931 sales)
1931 Packard Deluxe Eight Convertible Victoria by Waterhouse
Chassis#: 188648
Sold for USD$401,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
1931 Packard Model 845 image  1931 Packard Model 845 image  
1931 Packard Deluxe Eight Convertible Roadster by Derham
Chassis#: 188777
Sold for USD$687,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1931 Packard Model 845 image  1931 Packard Model 845 image  
1931 Packard Deluxe Eight Convertible Coupe Coachwork by LeBaron
Chassis#: 189776
Sold for USD$329,500
  2018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1931 Packard Model 845 image  1931 Packard Model 845 image  
1931 Packard 845 Deluxe Eight
Chassis#: 188694
Sold for USD$40,000
  2016 Leake Auction : Dallas Spring
 
1931 Packard Deluxe Eight Convertible Coupe by LeBaron
Chassis#: 189776
Sold for USD$315,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's Hershey Auction
1931 Packard Model 845 image  1931 Packard Model 845 image  
1931 Packard 845 DeLuxe Eight Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 845-91
Sold for USD$374,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach
1931 Packard Model 845 image  1931 Packard Model 845 image  
1931 Packard 845 Deluxe Eight
Chassis#: 845 51
Sold for USD$660,000
  2006 The Otis Chandler Collection Auction
1931 Packard Model 845 image  1931 Packard Model 845 image  
1931 Packard Deluxe Eight Convertible Victoria
Chassis#: 189011
Sold for USD$231,000
  2006 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1931 Packard Model 845's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1931 Packard Deluxe Eight Convertible Coupe by LeBaron1897442017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island $220,000$260,000
1931 Packard Deluxe Eight Convertible Coupe by LeBaron1897442016 RM Sotheby's : Hershey $250,000$325,000
1931 Packard 845 Rollston Convertible Victoria 2016 Dragone : The Boston Cup Auction $300,000$350,000
1931 Packard Deluxe Eight Convertible Coupe by LeBaron1897442015 RM Sotheby's : Motor City Auction $200,000$250,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight
1931 Dietrich Convertible
Coachbuilder: Dietrich

Chassis information for the Packard Model 845
1931 Sport Sedan
Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis information for the Packard Model 845
1931 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: LeBaron

Chassis information for the Packard Model 845
1931 Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Chassis information for the Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight
1931 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company

Chassis information for the Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight
1931 Convertible Victoria Waterhouse
Coachbuilder: Waterhouse
Chassis Num: 188233
Engine Num: 173560

Chassis information for the Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight
1931 Sport Phaeton
Chassis Num: 188351
Engine Num: 189820
Chassis information for the Packard Model 845
1931 Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Waterhouse
Chassis Num: 188648
Engine Num: 188669

Chassis information for the Packard Model 845
1931 Convertible Roadster
Coachbuilder: Derham
Chassis Num: 188777
Engine Num: 188778
Chassis information for the Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight
1931 Roadster
Chassis Num: 188801

Chassis information for the Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight
1931 Roadster
Chassis Num: 188875
Chassis information for the Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight
1931 Convertible Victoria Waterhouse
Coachbuilder: Waterhouse
Chassis Num: 188992
Engine Num: 189054

Chassis information for the Packard Model 845
1931 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 189744
Engine Num: 189773
Chassis information for the Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight
1931 Roadster
Chassis Num: 190178

Chassis information for the Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight
1931 Sport Phaeton
Chassis Num: 190345
Engine Num: 190400

Chassis information for the Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight
1931 Convertible Coupe
Chassis Num: 191094
Engine Num: 191021

Chassis information for the Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight
1931 Dietrich Convertible
Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis Num: 840-206
Chassis information for the Packard Model 845
1931 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 845-91
Engine Num: 189708

1931 Packard Model 845

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