1931 Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight Roadster / 188801 Vehicle Information

1931 Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight photograph

1931 Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight photograph

1931 Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight1931 Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight
Roadster
Chassis #: 188801
The Packard Eighth Series was introduced in 1930 with the Standard Eight engine displacing 319.2 cubic-inches and producing 100 horsepower. The Deluxe Models had a 384.8 cubic-inch engine and 120 horsepower. During that year more than 6000 Deluxe Eights were produced. The following year, as The Great Depression worsened, only 2016 examples created. Packard was soon left with a surplus of product, as the cars were left unsold.

In 1932 the Ninth Series was introduced. An upgrade kit was created at the same time to update the unsold 1931 and help dealers reduce inventories.

This 1931 Packard Deluxe Eight Roadster has been outfitted with the upgrade kit, including the 1932-style grille, horn and bumpers. The odometer currently reads 19,187 and it has been treated to a complete restoration. The engine and transmission were overhauled in 1996-1997. The speedometer has been converted to metric gearing and the differential to high-speed gears for long-distance touring. The car has its original trunk, rack, mounted on the luggage, a single Pilot Ray driving lamp that turns with the front wheels, a cover for storage, canvas top, side curtains and full cockpit cover.

This car has rallied extensively in France, Germany, and Switzerland. In 1998 it was entered in the FIVA Paris-Reims-Burgundy-Oreleans-Paris rally. It was shown at the 2003 Concours d'Elegance at the Raid Basel in Paris where was awarded a first prize.

This car was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held at Meadow Brook where it was offered without reserve and estimated to fetch between $150,000 - $200,000. It is powered by a 384.8 cubic-inch L-head eight-cylinder engine and capable of producing 120 horsepower. There is a four-speed manual gearbox and four-wheel mechanical brakes. At auction this car was sold for $195,500, proving the estimate to be accurate.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2011


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

1931 Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1931 sales)
1931 Packard 840 Custom Eight Coupe
Sold for USD$59,400
  2020 Mecum : Indy
 
1931 Packard 840 DeLuxe Eight 4 Passenger Coupe
Chassis#: 190041
Sold for USD$56,000
  2020 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1931 Packard 840 Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton
Sold for USD$59,400
  2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
 
1931 Packard 840 Deluxe Eight 2/4-Passenger Roadster
Chassis#: 47249
Sold for USD$242,000
  2019 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale, Arizona
 
1931 Packard Custom Eight Roadster
Chassis#: 191299
Sold for USD$151,250
  2018 RM Sothebys : Hershey
 
1931 Packard Custom Eight Roadster
Chassis#: 189075
Sold for USD$148,500
  2018 RM Sothebys : Hershey
 
1931 Packard Custom Eight Sport Phaeton
Chassis#: 190860
Sold for USD$151,200
  2018 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1931 Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight image  1931 Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight image  
1931 Packard Series 840
Sold for USD$120,000
  2018 Leake Auction : Oklahoma City
 
1931 Packard 840 DeLuxe Eight Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton
Chassis#: 190397
Sold for USD$264,000
  2017 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1931 Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight image  1931 Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight image  
1931 Packard Deluxe Eight Convertible Victoria by Dietrich
Chassis#: 188700
Sold for USD$192,500
  2017 RM Sotheby's : Arizona Auction
 
1931 PACKARD 840 DELUXE CONVERTIBLE COUPE
Chassis#: 191094
Sold for USD$71,500
  2016 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1931 Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight image  1931 Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight image  
1931 Packard DeLuxe Eight Convertible Coupe
Sold for USD$154,000
  2016 Auctions America : Fort Lauderdale
 
1931 Packard Deluxe Eight Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 479-68
Sold for USD$126,500
  2013 RM Auction - Hershey
1931 Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight image  1931 Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight image  
1931 Packard Deluxe Eight Sport Phaeton
Sold for USD$118,250
  2013 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1931 Packard 840 Deluxe Eight Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 479-68
Sold for USD$110,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
1931 Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight image  1931 Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight image  
1931 Packard Deluxe Eight Convertible Victoria
Chassis#: 188233
Sold for USD$154,000
  2012 RM Auctions at Amelia Island, Fla
1931 Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight image  1931 Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight image  
1931 Packard Model 840 Deluxe Eight Convertible Coupe
Sold for USD$105,000
  2012 RM-Automobiles of Arizona
1931 Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight image  
1931 Packard Deluxe Eight Roadster
Chassis#: 190178
Sold for USD$159,500
  2011 RM Auctions at Monterey
1931 Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight image  1931 Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight image  
1931 Packard Deluxe Eight Convertible Victoria
Chassis#: 189011
Sold for USD$220,000
  2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions
 
1931 PACKARD 840 ROADSTER
Sold for USD$170,500
  2010 Barrett-Jackson ORANGE COUNTY 2010
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1931 Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1931 Packard 840 Deluxe Eight Phaeton471962020 Gooding & Company : Geared Online $225,000$300,000
1931 Packard Deluxe Eight Convertible Coupe1887302019 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale   
1931 Packard 840 Roadster472332017 The Finest : Boca Raton $275,000$300,000
1931 PACKARD 840 ROADSTER1899932016 Scottsdale, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa $250,000$275,000
1931 Packard Deluxe Eight Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton1496592014 RM Auctions Automobiles of Arizona$165,000  
1931 Packard 840 DeLuxe Rumble Seat Roadster1888752012 RM Auctions at Amelia Island, Fla$200,000$250,000$300,000
1931 Packard Deluxe Eight Convertible Victoria by Waterhouse & Co.1882332011 RM Auctions Concours d'Elegance at St. Johns$230,000$250,000$350,000
1931 Packard 840 Individual Custom Convertible Sedan by Dietrich840-2062011 RM Auctions Concours d'Elegance at St. Johns$190,000$200,000$300,000
1931 PACKARD 8403238402010 Silver Auction Portland$39,000  
1931 Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight 2009 Automobiles of Arizona$160,000$250,000$300,000
1931 Packard 840 Roadster Roadster 2009 Boca Raton, FL Kruse$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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