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During the early 1930s, Packard continued to epitomize the American fine-car market. Numerous upgrades applied to 1933’s Tenth- and 1934’s Eleventh-Series models, including outstanding styling based upon Raymond Dietrich’s foundational designs and masterful streamlining by Alexis de Sakhnofsky that heightened their appeal. With their skirted fenders and V-shaped radiator grilles, the Tenth- and Eleventh-Series Packards are rightly considered among the company’s finest.
This Model 1101 Packard Eight is a wonderful example with its 2/4-passenger Model 719 coupe-roadster body, complete with a jaunty rumble seat. According to known history, it was delivered new to its first owner in June 1934 by the Highland Motor Co. in Glen Cove, New York. Eventually migrating to Auburn, California, the Packard was acquired by the Texas-based consignor, a knowledgeable and respected collector, in 2007. An honest, solid, and well-maintained example never requiring total restoration, the 1934 Coupe Roadster retains an older lacquer refinish and re-trimmed upholstery, most likely dating to the 1960s or 1970s. Some of the rumble-seat upholstery remains original. Recently, the Packard received care from noted restorer Sargent Metalworks, including a major service, valve job, extensive brightwork replating, new carpeting, a new top boot, refinishing of the door-garnish moldings, and the fitting of new tires. Equipped with a rear-mounted spare and reported by the consignor and Sargent Metalworks to be in excellent operating condition, this CCCA Full Classic is worthy of serious consideration by any collector of American prewar classics.