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1930 Packard 734 Runabout / 186334 Vehicle Information

1930 Packard 734 photograph

1930 Packard 734 photograph

1930 Packard 734 photograph

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Sold for $121,000 at 2007 Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall.
This 1930 Packard 734 Speedster was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held at Meadow Brook. The car was estimated to fetch between $125,000 - $175,000 and was without a reserve. It spent time in Switzerland during the early 1990s and its engine was given an overhaul in 1994. The Firestone tires are new, being fitted to this vehicle in 2001. It has Pilot Ray driving lights that turn with the wheels. The car has been stored in a humidity-controlled garage and covered with a custom made car cover when away from the garage.

This car has taken part in the Great American Race, Swiss Packard Club meets, and Packard Europe meetings in France, Belgium and Austria. It was awarded a first prize at the Concours d'Elegance at the Riad Basel, Paris in 1998.

The Speedster lines were available with two engine options, a 125 bhp or a 145 bhp unit. The 145 bhp version had a high compression head, finned manifold, larger valves, and a two-barrel carburetor. Top speed was very impressive, achieved at over 100 mph. Finned drum brakes and 19-inch wire wheels were standard and disk wheels could be purchased for an additional fee.

This car is believed to have been built on the chassis of a 1930 Standard Eight car and has a chassis number that denotes a Seventh Series Deluxe or Custom Eight car delivered on June 11th of 1930. It is powered by engine number 184881 that displaced 384.8 cubic-inches and is capable of producing 145 bhp. It has the 3.31:1 rear axle which is suitable for high-speed traveling.

These are highly sought-after vehicles, and bidding was indicative of this fact. The high bid of $121,000 was enough to secure the vehicle a new owner.


By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2007


2007 Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $125,000-USD $175,000 
Sale Price :
USD $121,000

1930 Packard 734 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1930 sales)
1930 Packard 734 Speedster Eight Phaeton
Chassis#: 184100
Sold for USD$665,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : The Guyton Collection
1930 Packard 734 image  1930 Packard 734 image  
1930 Packard 734 Speedster Runabout
Sold for USD$1,765,000
  2019 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
1930 Packard 734 image  1930 Packard 734 image  
1930 Packard 734 Speedster Phaeton
Chassis#: 184065
Sold for USD$1,127,500
  2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1930 Packard 734 image  1930 Packard 734 image  
1930 Packard 734 Speedster Runabout
Chassis#: 184100
Sold for USD$2,090,000
  2016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1930 Packard 734 image  1930 Packard 734 image  
1930 Packard Speedster Eight Runabout
Chassis#: 184012
Sold for USD$165,000
  2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
1930 Packard 734 image  1930 Packard 734 image  
1930 Packard 734 Speedster Phaeton
Chassis#: 184065
Sold for USD$975,000
  2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction
1930 Packard 734 image  1930 Packard 734 image  
1930 Packard 734 Speedster Boattail Runabout
Chassis#: 184089
Sold for USD$506,000
  2011 RM Auctions at Monterey
1930 Packard 734 image  1930 Packard 734 image  
1930 Packard 734 Speedster Runabout
Chassis#: 184089
Sold for USD$187,000
  2011 RM Auctions - Concours d'Elegance at St. Johns
1930 Packard 734 image  1930 Packard 734 image  
1930 Packard Model 734 Boattail Speedster
Chassis#: 184029
Sold for USD$181,500
  2011 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island
 
1930 Packard Boattail Speedster
Sold for USD$99,000
  2010 Auctions America : Auburn Collector Car Auction
 
1930 Packard 734
Sold for USD$121,000
  2007 Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall
1930 Packard 734 image  1930 Packard 734 image  
1930 Packard 734 Speedster Runabout
Chassis#: 184089
Sold for USD$211,750
  2005 Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall
1930 Packard 734 image  1930 Packard 734 image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1930 Packard 734's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1930 Packard 734 Speedster1840062017 Artcurial : Retromobile $350,000$450,000

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