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1932 Packard Model 900 Light Eight Convertible Coupe

  • Chassis Number: 362121
  • Serial Number: Vehicle No: 559-63
  • Engine Number: 362092
  • Body Number: Steering Box No. 362186
The Great Depression ushered in a period of hardship as jobs and fortunes were lost. Like most automaker's, Packard had a sharp decline in sales as the number of wealthy buyers continued to decline. To counter the decline, Packard introduced the Light Eight in 1932, the company's first attempt at a lower-priced model. Using the Standard Eight's 120 horsepower engine with a smaller, lighter chassis, the 'Light Eight' was less expensive and a better performer than many other Packards. At the front was a unique 'shovelnose' radiator shell.

The Ninth Series Standard Eight Packard models for 1932 were offered on wheelbases of 129.5 and 136.5 inches and were priced between $2,485 and $3,450. The Light Eight had a 127.75 inch wheelbase, and although it represented a significant value (with prices that began at $1,795), it was simultaneously too expensive to attract meaningful sales volume and too cheaply priced to make economic sense for Packard. A total of 6,750 examples were built in 1932, its only year of production.

This particular Light Eight Coupe Roadster was sold new by the L.R. Mack dealership in Albany, New York, on April 28, 1932. It was restored for Don and Barbara Zerth of Lansing, Illinois, by Fran Roxas. Upon completion, achieved its Premier First at the end of a run of four consecutive 100-point scores, and won its class at the CCCA Museum Experience twice, in 1991 and 2003.

This Packard has its original frame, engine, and steering box. It has a reproduction vehicle number tag.

By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2024

2024 RM Sothebys : ModaMiami

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $125,000-USD $175,000 
Sale Price :
USD $313,000

1932 Packard Model 900 Light Eight Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Packard Model 900 Light Eight

(Data based on Model Year 1932 sales)
1932 Packard Light Eight Coupe Roadster
Chassis#: 362121
Sold for USD$313,000
  2024 RM Sothebys : ModaMiami
1932 Packard Model 900 Light Eight image  1932 Packard Model 900 Light Eight image  
1932 Packard Eight Coupe Roadster
Chassis#: 347395
Sold for USD$154,000
  2022 RM Sothebys : The Hershey Auction
1932 Packard Model 900 Light Eight image  1932 Packard Model 900 Light Eight image  
1932 Packard Light Eight 2/4 Passenger Coupe Roadster
Chassis#: 364928
Sold for USD$70,400
  2021 RM Sothebys : Hershey
1932 Packard Model 900 Light Eight image  1932 Packard Model 900 Light Eight image  
1932 Packard 900 Light Eight Sedan
Chassis#: 5532549
Sold for USD$67,200
  2021 Worldwide Auctioneers : The 14th Annual Auburn Auction
 
1932 Packard Light Eight Coupe Roadster
Chassis#: 559124
Sold for USD$71,500
  2021 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1932 Packard 900 Coupe Roadster
Sold for USD$94,600
  2019 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1932 Packard 900 Coupe Roadster
Sold for USD$94,600
  2019 Auburn Spring : RM Auctions
 
1932 Packard Light 8 Coupe Roadster
Sold for USD$214,500
  2018 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1932 Packard Light Eight Coupe Roadster
Chassis#: 559-1051
Sold for USD$212,800
  2018 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale, Az.
1932 Packard Model 900 Light Eight image  1932 Packard Model 900 Light Eight image  
1932 PACKARD 900 CUSTOM SEDAN
Chassis#: 553178
Sold for USD$104,500
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1932 Packard Light Eight Roadster
Sold for USD$88,000
  2016 Auctions America : Santa Monica
 
1932 PACKARD 900 SEDAN
Chassis#: 563175
Sold for USD$154,000
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1932 PACKARD 900 ROADSTER
Chassis#: 191207
Sold for USD$275,000
  2015 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale
1932 Packard Model 900 Light Eight image  1932 Packard Model 900 Light Eight image  
1932 Packard 900 Coupe Roadster
Sold for USD$101,200
  2013 Worldwide - The Houston Classic
 
1932 Packard Light Eight Sedan
Chassis#: 5534080
Sold for USD$47,300
  2010 RM Auctions - Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey
1932 PACKARD 900 SEDAN
Sold for USD$93,500
  2006 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2006
 

Packard Model 900 Light Eights That Failed To Sell At Auction

1932 Packard Model 900 Light Eight's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1932 Packard Model 900 Light Eight Sedan553-40802019 Bonhams : Goodwood Members Meeting $25,000$35,000
1932 Packard Model 900 Light Eight Coupe Roadster with Rumble Seat559862010 Bonhams Royal Mirage, Dubai $60,000$80,000

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