1931 Packard Model 845 Convertible Coupe / 845-91 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

1931 Packard Model 845 photograph

1931 Packard Model 845 photograph

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Convertible Coupe
Coachwork: LeBaron
Chassis #: 845-91
Engine #: 189708
Vin #: 189776
Sold for $374,000 at 2013 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach.
Sold for $315,000 at 2015 RM Sotheby's Hershey Auction.
Sold for $329,500 at 2018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge.
Packard produced 1,053 845 DeLuxe Eights built with most wearing formal factory coachwork and just 94 were delivered to custom coachbuilders as bare chassis. The Convertible Coupe designed by LeBaron featured lightweight aluminum construction, elegant sweeping lines, and a neatly integrated disappearing top. It is belived that 50 examples of this body style were built with the vast majority being fitted to Packard's 845 DeLuxe chassis.

Chassis 845-91
The history of this car dates back to 1940, when it was owned by Walter Paine's Chevrolet garage in King City, California. The Packard was used as a tow truck. In the early 1940s, Mr. Paine sold the Packard to his friend Leo Meyer, a local tomato farmer. It was used on his ranch for a few years before he removed the makeshift crane and installed a proper trunk lid.

Around 1965, Mr. Meyer presented the Convertible Coupe as a birthday present to his son. His son Robert had little use for the aging car so he placed it on blocks in a local warehouse.

Between November 1977 and May 1980, the car was given a restoration. It made its show-field debut at the Silverado Concours d'Elegnace on June 1st of 1980 and was awarded with a First in Class trophy. From there, the 845 went on to earn a perfect 100-point score at the CCCA Grand Classic in Carmel, a First in Class at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, and three consecutive First in Class and Best of Show honors at the concours in Santa Clara, walnut Creek, and Santa Barbara.

At the CCA National Meet in San Francisco, the Packard scored a perfect 100-point score and a first place in the Senior Division. This was followed by First in Class awards at Walnut Creek and Hillsborough as well as Best of Show honors at the Sunol Concours d'Elegance.

Over the next three years, the car won four First in Class awards, several special prizes, Best of Show, and a CCCA Senior Emeritus award.

In 1985, the car was given an extensive cosmetic freshening and mechanical attention. It would continue its winning tradition by capturing First in Class and the Honorary Judges Award at the Palo Alto Concours d'Elegance and a First in Class at the Tucson National Concours d'Elegance.

In 1991 it received yet another 100-point score and Premier Crown status at the CCCA Annual Meeting.

During its decade-long concours campaign, the LeBaron-bodied Packard earned more than 20 consecutive First Place awards, numerous 100-point scores, and several prestigious Best of Show trophies.

Mr. Meyer would keep the car for over a quarter century before passing it on to a new caretaker.


By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2013


2018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $300,000-USD $375,000 
Sale Price :
USD $329,500

2015 RM Sotheby's Hershey Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $325,000-USD $375,000 
Sale Price :
USD $315,000

2013 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $275,000-USD $350,000 
Sale Price :
USD $374,000

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 8451931 Sport Sedan
Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis information for the Packard Model 8451931 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis information for the Packard Model 8451931 Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Chassis information for the Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight1931 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Chassis information for the Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight1931 Convertible Victoria Waterhouse
Coachbuilder: Waterhouse
Chassis Num: 188233
Engine Num: 173560
Chassis information for the Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight1931 Sport Phaeton
Chassis Num: 188351
Engine Num: 189820
Chassis information for the Packard Model 8451931 Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Waterhouse
Chassis Num: 188648
Engine Num: 188669
Chassis information for the Packard Model 8451931 Convertible Roadster
Coachbuilder: Derham
Chassis Num: 188777
Engine Num: 188778
Chassis information for the Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight1931 Roadster
Chassis Num: 188801
Chassis information for the Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight1931 Roadster
Chassis Num: 188875
Chassis information for the Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight1931 Convertible Victoria Waterhouse
Coachbuilder: Waterhouse
Chassis Num: 188992
Engine Num: 189054
Chassis information for the Packard Model 8451931 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 189744
Engine Num: 189773
Chassis information for the Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight1931 Roadster
Chassis Num: 190178
Chassis information for the Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight1931 Convertible Coupe
Chassis Num: 191094
Engine Num: 191021
Chassis information for the Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight1931 Dietrich Convertible
Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis Num: 840-206
Chassis information for the Packard Model 8451931 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 845-91
Engine Num: 189708


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