1930 Packard Standard Eight Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton

Salt Lake City, Utah | Mar 3, 2018

385 I-8 Manual

Salt Lake City, Utah
Standard Eight Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton
385 I-8

1930 Standard De Luxe Eight Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton 

Chassis Number 293317 
Engine Number 294241 
Vehicle Number 293301 
Delivery Date July 31, 1930 

Definitive American full classic with original Sport Phaeton coachwork, older restoration in good running order with 385 cid inline eight-cylinder engine with 106 horsepower, four-speed manual transmission, solid front axle with leaf-spring suspension, solid rear axle with hypoid drive gear, and mechanical drum brakes on all four corners. 

Packard introduced its landmark seventh series on August 29, 1929, bearing iconic styling from Raymond Dietrich. Featuring flowing fenders, numerous art deco touches and repositioned lighting, these are widely considered some of the most beautiful examples from the prewar era. 

While the running gear was not changed much from the previous version, save for a new carburetor from Detroit Lubricator, better cooling and the line’s first 4-speed transmission, it remained one of the most desirable, capable – and expensive – automobiles on the market, which would soon begin to feel the effects of the Great Depression. 

Today, these Dual Cowl Phaetons are considered one of the most collectible classics on the market, displaying inimitable styling, blue-chip ratings and a wide international following. Very few examples were ordered in period with this stunning coachwork, and fewer still exist in the present day, making this  Packard a unicorn for classic car collectors. 

This example is an older restoration of an extremely rare 733 Standard Eight Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton that has resided in the same prominent Utah collection for almost three decades. Featuring a recent mechanical refresh that has brought this exquisite automobile back to sound running order, this is a rare opportunity to own one of the finest models from the premier luxury manufacturer of the prewar era in a condition that begs use for driving tours and CCCA events.

Auction Estimate:  $165,000-200,000