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1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight Roadster / 170979 Vehicle Information

1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight photograph

1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight photograph

1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight photograph

1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight photograph

1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight photograph

1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight photograph

1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight photograph

1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight photograph

1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight photograph

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Sold for $128,800 at 2021 Bonhams : Amelia Island Auction.
Packard offered the Custom Eight in two different wheelbase lengths, the 140.5-inch Custom Eight 640 and the 145.5-inch DeLuxe Eight 645. Various body styles were offered by Packard and although the company was intent on consolidating coachwork in its own factory, a line of 'Individual Custom Line' was available with sixteen bodies from LeBaron, Rollston, and Dietrich. To further its endeavors of bringing the coachbuilding process in-house, Packard added four stories in 1929 to the building that housed body construction.

The 385 cubic-inch inline 8-cylinder engine employed a single Packard carburetor and developed 105 horsepower at 3,200 RPM. It was backed by a three-speed manual transmission and stopping power was by four-wheel drum brakes.

This particular 1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight Roadster from the Byers Collection is finished in a cream body color with black fenders and a Brewster Green accent on the doors' décor panels that matches the Brewster Green wire wheels. This roadster has a pair of optional side-mounted spare wheels, wide whitewall tires, a windshield post-mounted spotlight, Trippe Speedlight driving lights, radiator stoneguard, rumble seat, and a rear-mounted luggage rack. The interior and rumble seat are upholstered in matching green leather. The top is tan cloth.

This Packard received a restoration some time ago. It entered the Robert L. Byers collection a little over a decade ago.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2021



2021 Bonhams : Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $80,000-USD $120,000 
Sale Price :
USD $128,800

1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1929 sales)
1929 PACKARD MODEL 640 CUSTOM EIGHT ROADSTER
Chassis#: 170979
Sold for USD$128,800
  2021 Bonhams : Amelia Island Auction
1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight image  1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight image  
1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight 'Opera' Coupe
Chassis#: 169785
Sold for USD$56,100
  2020 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Auburn Auction
1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight image  1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight image  
1929 Packard Custom Eight Opera Coupe
Sold for USD$53,200
  2020 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight image  1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight image  
1929 Packard 6-40 Deluxe Eight Roadster
Sold for USD$170,500
  2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
 
1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight Five-Passenger Club Sedan
Chassis#: 174550
Sold for USD$39,290
  2019 The Saragga Collection
 
1929 Packard Custom Eight Dual-Cowl Phaeton
Sold for USD$77,000
  2019 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1929 Packard Custom Eight 640 Touring
Sold for USD$25,760
  2019 Bonhams : Amelia Island
1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight image  1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight image  
1929 Packard Custom Eight 640 Touring
Sold for USD$25,760
  2018 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours
1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight image  1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight image  
1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight Phaeton
Chassis#: 174637
Sold for USD$126,500
  2018 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Texas Classic Auction
 
1929 PACKARD 640 CUSTOM EIGHT
Sold for USD$63,500
  2017 Leake - Tulsa
 
1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight Runabout
Sold for USD$189,750
  2017 Auctions America : Fort Lauderdale
 
1929 Packard 640 Phaeton
Sold for USD$125,000
  2016 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1929 Packard Model 640 Custom Eight Roadster
Sold for USD$195,000
  2014 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1929 Packard 640 Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 173884
Sold for USD$220,000
  2014 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight image  1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight image  
1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight Opera Coupe
Chassis#: 171187
Sold for USD$39,600
  2014 Greenwich Concours D'Elegance Auction
 
1929 Packard 640
Sold for USD$90,000
  2014 Mecum - Kissimmee
 
1929 PACKARD CUSTOM EIGHT PHAETON
Chassis#: 176137
Sold for USD$220,000
  2014 Barrett-Jackson's 43RD Annual Scottsdale Auction
1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight image  1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight image  
1929 Packard Custom Eight Roadster
Chassis#: 175505
Sold for USD$136,449
  2013 RM Auction - London
 
1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight Roadster
Chassis#: 168397
Sold for USD$126,500
  2013 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Auction
1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight image  
1929 Packard Custom Eight Sport Phaeton
Chassis#: 176137
Sold for USD$129,250
  2013 RM Auctions - St John's
1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight image  1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight 2020 GAA : February 2020$66,000  
1929 Packard Custom Eight Opera Coupe 2019 RM Sothebys : Hershey $135,000$160,000
1929 PACKARD CUSTOM EIGHT 640 ROADSTER1728722019 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Auburn Auction   
1929 PACKARD 640 CUSTOM EIGHT TOWN CAR 2018 McCormick's Auction # 64$50,000  
1929 PACKARD 640 CUSTOM EIGHT 2017 McCormick's Auction # 63$50,000  
1929 PACKARD 640 STRAIGHT 8 ROADSTER1731972015 BarrettJackson : Las Vegas   
1929 Packard 640 Custom 8 Convertible 2014 Mecum : Indianapolis$120,000  
1929 PACKARD CUSTOM 8 CABRIOLET 2011 Auctions America Spring Auburn$98,000  
1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight Convertible Coupe1716772010 Worldwide Auctions The Auburn Auction $125,000$150,000
1929 Packard 640 Custom 8 2010 Branson Auctions Spring 2010$150,000  
1929 Packard 640 Rumbleseat Coupe 2008 Leake Auctions Tulsa 36th Annual QuikTrip Center$42,000  
1929 Packard 640 Rumbleseat Coupe 2008 Leake Auctions Tulsa 36th Annual QuikTrip Center$44,000  
1929 Packard 640 2007 Bonhams, An Important Sale of Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia $125,000$150,000
1929 PACKARD 640 COUPE 2007 Silver Auction Arizona in January$132,000  
1929 PACKARD 640 2007 Silver Auction Arizona in January$130,000  
1929 PACKARD 640 CONVERTIBLE 2001 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$45,000  
1929 PACKARD 640 CONVERTIBLE 2001 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$40,000  

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Packard 640 Custom Eight Vehicle Profiles
Custom Phaeton
Packard 640 Custom Eight Custom Phaeton

Model Year: 1928
Profile
Custom Phaeton
Packard 640 Custom Eight Custom Phaeton

Model Year: 1928
Profile
Custom Phaeton
Packard 640 Custom Eight Custom Phaeton

Model Year: 1928
Profile

Custom Phaeton
Packard 640 Custom Eight Custom Phaeton

Model Year: 1928
Profile
Custom Roadster
Packard 640 Custom Eight Custom Roadster

Model Year: 1928
Profile
Custom Roadster
Packard 640 Custom Eight Custom Roadster

Model Year: 1928
Profile

Custom Touring
Packard 640 Custom Eight Custom Touring

Model Year: 1928
Profile
Coupe
Packard 640 Custom Eight Coupe

Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Model Year: 1928
Profile
Convertible Sedan
Packard 640 Custom Eight Convertible Sedan

Coachbuilder: Hibbard and Darrin
Model Year: 1928
Profile

Town Car
Packard 640 Custom Eight Town Car

Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Model Year: 1928
Profile
Custom Sedan
Packard 640 Custom Eight Custom Sedan

Chassis Num: 230117
Model Year: 1928
Standard Phaeton
Packard 640 Custom Eight Standard Phaeton

Chassis Num: 230575
Engine Num: 230593A
Model Year: 1928
Profile and Auction History

Boattail Speedster
Packard 640 Custom Eight Boattail Speedster

Model Year: 1929
Profile
Club Sedan
Packard 640 Custom Eight Club Sedan

Model Year: 1929
Coupe
Packard 640 Custom Eight Coupe

Model Year: 1929
Profile

Dual Cowl Phaeton
Packard 640 Custom Eight Dual Cowl Phaeton

Model Year: 1929
Profile
Opera Coupe
Packard 640 Custom Eight Opera Coupe

Engine Num: 169785
Model Year: 1929
Profile and Auction History
Phaeton
Packard 640 Custom Eight Phaeton

Model Year: 1929
Profile

Roadster
Packard 640 Custom Eight Roadster

Model Year: 1929
Profile
Roadster
Packard 640 Custom Eight Roadster

Model Year: 1929
Profile
Roadster
Packard 640 Custom Eight Roadster

Model Year: 1929
Profile

Roadster
Packard 640 Custom Eight Roadster

Model Year: 1929
Profile
Runabout
Packard 640 Custom Eight Runabout

Model Year: 1929
Profile
Sedan
Packard 640 Custom Eight Sedan

Model Year: 1929
Profile

Sedan
Packard 640 Custom Eight Sedan

Model Year: 1929
Profile
Sedan
Packard 640 Custom Eight Sedan

Model Year: 1929
Profile
Speedster Roadster
Packard 640 Custom Eight Speedster Roadster

Model Year: 1929
Profile

Tourer
Packard 640 Custom Eight Tourer

Engine Num: 172900
Model Year: 1929
Profile and Auction History
Tourer
Packard 640 Custom Eight Tourer

Model Year: 1929
Profile
Convertible Coupe
Packard 640 Custom Eight Convertible Coupe

Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Model Year: 1929
Profile

Dietrich Dual Cowl Phaeton
Packard 640 Custom Eight Dietrich Dual Cowl Phaeton

Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Model Year: 1929
Profile
Dietrich Dual Cowl Phaeton
Packard 640 Custom Eight Dietrich Dual Cowl Phaeton

Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Model Year: 1929
Roadster
Packard 640 Custom Eight Roadster

Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Model Year: 1929
Profile

Roadster
Packard 640 Custom Eight Roadster

Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Model Year: 1929
Profile
Roadster
Packard 640 Custom Eight Roadster

Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Model Year: 1929
Profile
Sedan
Packard 640 Custom Eight Sedan

Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Model Year: 1929

Sport Phaeton
Packard 640 Custom Eight Sport Phaeton

Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Model Year: 1929
Profile
Sport Phaeton
Packard 640 Custom Eight Sport Phaeton

Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Model Year: 1929
Profile
Sport Phaeton
Packard 640 Custom Eight Sport Phaeton

Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Model Year: 1929

Sport Phaeton
Packard 640 Custom Eight Sport Phaeton

Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Model Year: 1929
Profile
Sport Phaeton
Packard 640 Custom Eight Sport Phaeton

Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Model Year: 1929
Profile
Roadster
Packard 640 Custom Eight Roadster

Chassis Num: 167405
Model Year: 1929
Profile and Auction History

Roadster
Packard 640 Custom Eight Roadster

Chassis Num: 168397
Engine Num: 168376
Model Year: 1929
Profile and Auction History
Dietrich Dual Cowl Phaeton
Packard 640 Custom Eight Dietrich Dual Cowl Phaeton

Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis Num: 168638
Engine Num: 167956
Model Year: 1929
Profile and Auction History
Sport Phaeton
Packard 640 Custom Eight Sport Phaeton

Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis Num: 169810
Engine Num: 169879
Model Year: 1929
Profile and Auction History

Roadster
Packard 640 Custom Eight Roadster

Chassis Num: 170979
Engine Num: 171117
Model Year: 1929
Profile and Auction History
Rumble Seat Coupe
Packard 640 Custom Eight Rumble Seat Coupe

Chassis Num: 172986
Model Year: 1929
Profile and Auction History
Custom Roadster
Packard 640 Custom Eight Custom Roadster

Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Chassis Num: 173233
Model Year: 1929
Profile and Auction History

Rumble Seat Coupe
Packard 640 Custom Eight Rumble Seat Coupe

Chassis Num: 173884
Model Year: 1929
Profile and Auction History
Roadster
Packard 640 Custom Eight Roadster

Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis Num: 174037
Engine Num: 174223
Model Year: 1929
Profile and Auction History
Sport Phaeton
Packard 640 Custom Eight Sport Phaeton

Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis Num: 174121
Engine Num: 174121
Model Year: 1929
Profile and Auction History

Dual Cowl Phaeton
Packard 640 Custom Eight Dual Cowl Phaeton

Chassis Num: 176137
Model Year: 1929
Profile and Auction History
Dual Cowl Phaeton
Packard 640 Custom Eight Dual Cowl Phaeton

Chassis Num: 176349
Model Year: 1929
Profile
Sport Phaeton
Packard 640 Custom Eight Sport Phaeton

Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis Num: 176980
Engine Num: 177194C
Model Year: 1929
Profile and Auction History

Roadster
Packard 640 Custom Eight Roadster

Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis Num: 177569C
Model Year: 1929
Profile and Auction History
Town Car
Packard 640 Custom Eight Town Car

Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: 177754
Engine Num: 178098C
Model Year: 1929
Profile and Auction History
Dietrich Dual Cowl Phaeton
Packard 640 Custom Eight Dietrich Dual Cowl Phaeton

Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis Num: 177879
Engine Num: 176506C
Model Year: 1929
Profile and Auction History

Dual Cowl Phaeton
Packard 640 Custom Eight Dual Cowl Phaeton

Chassis Num: 178824
Model Year: 1929
Convertible Coupe
Packard 640 Custom Eight Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: 242410
Model Year: 1929
Profile and Auction History
Convertible Coupe
Packard 640 Custom Eight Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: 258642
Model Year: 1929
Profile and Auction History

Runabout
Packard 640 Custom Eight Runabout

Chassis Num: 261262
Engine Num: 262039B
Model Year: 1929
Profile and Auction History
Phaeton
Packard 640 Custom Eight Phaeton

Chassis Num: 265663
Model Year: 1929
Profile and Auction History


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