1930 Packard 745 Phaeton
Offered here is an outstanding example of a 1930 Packard 745 Phaeton. In 1930 Packard wanted to create a car that had an exotic engine to compete with the other expensive luxury cars of this period such as the Duesenberg model J, Stutz Model M and the Cadillac V-16. Packards answer was a straight inline twelve cylinder engine. They used the 745 inch wheelbase super eight chassis but gave the extra five inches of the super eight chassis to the nose rather than the body as they did in 1929 which resulted in a super long nose. This is the only year Packard did this. The straight twelve engine design did not work out so they decided to put the 105 horsepower super eight engine back in the car, but left the 5 inch longer hood.
This car is a spectacular example with great provenance being previously owned by the great collector George Waterman of Rhode Island and later Ted Jameson who was another well known collector. This car wears an outstanding restoration finished in two tone blue with blue leather interior. Everything is correct on this car down to every nut and bolt. The engine number, chassis number and steering box numbers are all correct and all very close as they should be. The original body tag is also still on the car showing this car was originally a 745 phaeton from day 1 and it still retains its original firewall tag as well. There are very few genuine Packard 745s that exist today and very few real open examples. This is one of, if not the best 745 in existence so if you are looking for an important Packard, this is the car for you. Please feel free to contact Alex at anytime with any questions you may have.
Engine: Straight eight flathead 6.3L
Transmission: 3-Speed Manual w/ Overdrive