Lot 34

2015   |   Amelia Island 2015

1934 Packard Eight 1101 Coupe Roadster

SOLD $143,000


$180,000 - $220,000| Without Reserve


Packard Vehicle No. 719243

Car Highlights

Older Restoration with Recent Updates by Sargent Metalworks
Raymond Dietrich/Alexis de Sakhnofsky Body Design
CCCA Full Classic Status
Sporting Model 719 Coupe-Roadster Body Style
One of Packard’s Finest Prewar 8-Cylinder Models

Technical Specs

320 CID L-Head Inline 8-Cylinder Engine
Stromberg Downdraft Carburetor
120 BHP at 3,200 RPM
3-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Vacuum-Assisted Mechanical Drum Brakes
Front Beam and Rear Live-Axle Suspension with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs
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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.