1931 Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight Sport Phaeton / 149659 Vehicle Information

1931 Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight photograph

1931 Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight photograph

1931 Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight photograph

1931 Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight1931 Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight1931 Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight
Sport Phaeton
Chassis #: 149659
Sold for $170,500 at 2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island.
High bid of $165,000 at 2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona. (did not sell)
The Packard Model 840 and Model 845 Deluxe Eights rested on a long, 140-inch wheelbase which provided an outstanding platform for the custom coachbuilders of the era. This example is a Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton that has a known history documented by a letter from the daughter of its original owner. The car was owned by Mr. Edward Hintzpeter who purchased it from a dealer in Evanston, Illinois, in 1931. He sold it in 1972 to collector Gifford Oborne. The car would remain with Mr. Oborne until his death in 1986, at which point it was acquired by the Winross Collection. At the time, it was in remarkable, unrestored, and original condition. The new owner elected to undertake a comprehensive professional restoration, which would consumed more than 8,000 hours. Upon completion, the car was finished in blue with orange wheels, a tan top, and a lilac chassis.

The Winross Collection was disbanded in the mid-1990s and this car was purchased by Greg Gallacher. Mr. Gallacher showed the car extensively, earning numerous accolades, including an AACA National First Junior in 1993 and a Grand National First Senior in June 1998. In 2001, it was recognized at the Packard Club National Meet with both Best in Class and the Alvan Macauley Award for Best in Show.

The next owner was David Kane, who purchased the car in 2005 and began to upgrade it immediately. It was given a new top, along with a matching boot and side curtains. The color of the top was changed to black, and the orange belt line was repainted to match. The wheels were changed to blue to match the body. Kane sold the car into a large private collection, from whose estate the Packard was acquired by its current owner.
The Packard has dual side-mounts, wind wings, and Packard's accessory mascot, Daphne at the Well.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2014


2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona

High Bid (Lot was not sold)
USD $165,000

2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $175,000-USD $225,000 
Sale Price :
USD $170,500

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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