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1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight Coupe

  • Chassis Number: 752872
  • Serial Number: Vehicle No. 758-43
  • Engine Number: 752901
This 1934 Packard Super Eight 2-Passenger Coupe is unique - believed to be the only known surviving example - built as a coupe with only two passenger seats. Most Packard Coupes of this era were built with a rumble seat, offering two additional seats. It is believed that this was a special-order feature either from the factory or a dealer, as the profile of the rear deck lid does not allow it simply to be reversed as on many other automobiles of the era. Like other Packard Coupes, this example has crank-down rear windows and golf bag doors on the side of the body.

This Packard Super Eight, the 33rd example built, was sold new by the Thompson Motor Company of Beverly Hills, California, on November 17, 1933. Legend states that the car was first sold to Clark Gable, 'the King of Hollywood,' although no documentary evidence exists to support this claim. In 1954, the car was registered to Malcolm Waring of Beverly Hills, California. Mr. Waring sold the Packard to George D. 'Don' Letson in 1958, who worked in Los Angeles but resided in Portland, Oregon. The Packard remained with Mr. Letson for the remainder of his life and was so highly prized that he restored it twice – the first time in the early 1960s, to the standards of the time, then again to a more professional standard in 1996.

After the second restoration, the car was judged First in Class at that year's Forest Grove Concours d'Elegance. Beyond just a static piece of art, Mr. Letson drove it often, enjoying it on national tours. After Mr. Letson's passing in 2011, the car was acquired privately for the Academy of Art University Automobile Collection, where it has been exhibited since.

Currently, this restored Packard is finished in Packard Maroon with red wire wheels and retains its original fabric-bound springs still visible under the black leather seat cushions. The engine is cooled by a modern radiator core, possibly installed during Mr. Letson's ownership to ensure durability on tours. There are dual side-mounted spares with hard covers and mirrors, chromed hood side doors, a single driving light, dual horns, and the classic Cormorant radiator mascot. Currently, it has recorded 69,775 miles.

By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2023

2023 Broad Arrow : Monterey Jet Center

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $250,000-USD $350,000 
Sale Price :
USD $179,200

1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Packard 1104 Super Eight

(Data based on Model Year 1934 sales)
1934 Packard Super Eight 2-Passenger Coupe
Chassis#: 752872
Sold for USD$179,200
  2023 Broad Arrow : Monterey Jet Center
1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight image  1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight image  
1934 PACKARD SUPER EIGHT 1104 CONVERTIBLE COUPE
Chassis#: 759-66
Sold for USD$67,200
  2023 Gooding & Company : Estate of Mark Smith Auction
 
1934 Packard Super Eight Coupe Roadster
Sold for USD$168,000
  2023 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight image  1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight image  
1934 Packard Super Eight Coupe Roadster
Chassis#: 759 139
Sold for USD$192,500
  2022 RM Sothebys : The Hershey Auction
1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight image  1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight image  
1934 Packard 1104 Sport Phaeton
Chassis#: 751-19
Sold for USD$192,500
  2020 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale Arizona Auction
 
1934 Packard Super 8 Convertible Victoria
Sold for USD$121,000
  2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
 
1934 Packard 1104 Super 8 Coupe
Sold for USD$110,000
  2019 Mecum : Dallas
 
1934 Packard Super Eight Coupe
Sold for USD$99,000
  2019 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1934 Packard Super Eight Phaeton
Chassis#: 752423
Sold for USD$156,800
  2019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight image  1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight image  
1934 Packard 1104 Super 8 Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton
Sold for USD$258,500
  2018 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1934 Packard Super 8 Club Sedan
Chassis#: 703854
Sold for USD$33,000
  2018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1934 Packard Super Eight 1104 Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton
Chassis#: 753234
Sold for USD$363,000
  2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight image  1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight image  
1934 Packard Super Eight 1104 Coupe Roadster
Chassis#: 759-144
Sold for USD$220,000
  2018 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1934 PACKARD 1104 SUPER 8 ROADSTER
Chassis#: 753642
Sold for USD$187,000
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight image  1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight image  
1934 Packard Super Eight Coupe Roadster
Sold for USD$198,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight image  1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight image  
1934 Packard Super Eight Coupe Roadster
Chassis#: 752604
Sold for USD$242,000
  2017 RM Sotheby's : Arizona Auction
1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight image  1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight image  
1934 Packard Super Eight Two-Passenger Coupe
Chassis#: 753291
Sold for USD$123,750
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Hershey
1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight image  1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight image  
1934 Packard Super Eight Club Sedan
Sold for USD$82,500
  2014 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1934 Packard Super Eight Convertible Victoria
Chassis#: 752388
Sold for USD$198,000
  2014 Motor City Auction by RM Auctions
1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight image  1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight image  
1934 Packard Super Eight Club Sedan
Chassis#: 750-284
Sold for USD$93,500
  2014 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
 

Packard 1104 Super Eights That Failed To Sell At Auction

1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton 2024 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale   
1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight Victoria Convertible767152024 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale   
1934 Packard 1104 Super 8 Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton761292019 Mecum : Monterey   
1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight Convertible Victoria767652019 Mecum : Monterey$145,000$160,000$200,000
1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight Coupe7532912018 Bonhams : Amelia Island Auction $125,000$150,000
1934 Packard Super Eight 2/4-Passenger Coupe7532172017 The Auburn Auction : Worldwide Auctioneers   
1934 Packard Super Eight Coupe Roadster7536422016 Dragone : The Boston Cup Auction $185,000$225,000
1934 Packard 1104 Super 8 Club Sedan 2012 Leake Auctions Tulsa$57,000  
1934 Packard Super 8 1104 Tourer 2012 Mecum Auctions Kissimmee Florida$150,000  
1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight7591432009 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook$185,000$225,000$275,000
1934 Packard Super 8 Conv. Victoria 2003 The Novi Classic Car Auction$132,000  
1934 Packard Super 8 Conv. Victoria 2003 Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall$122,500  
1934 Packard Super 8 Victoria Convert. 2003 Toronto International Spring Classic Car Auction$182,000  
1934 Packard Super 8 Convertible Coupe 2003 The Florida Collector Car Auction$65,000  
1934 PACKARD SUPER 8/MODEL 1104 ROADSTER 2001 Kruse Auction Ft. Lauderdale, FL$84,500  

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