This 1932 Packard Coupe Roadster was built by Packard of Canada (Windsor) and was delivered new on April 12, 1933 to Packard Montreal Motor Company Ltd. The car which has been nicely restored and the two-tone colors are beautifully presented on its sweeping lines will be offered on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Auctions America‘s Auburn Fall sale. The car is estimated to fetch $140,000 – $180,000. Painted in a taupe shade with dark blue fenders and belt molding, the soft-top is black cloth and the interior is in a complementary shade of taupe that blends it all together.
The wire wheels have chrome spokes and matching blue painted hubs and rims which are fitted with period-sized wide whitewalls. This Series 902 portrays a sporty elegance that many feel was increasingly lost in later models.
Under the hood you’ll find a nicely presented engine bay with the Packard Straight Eight engine in excellent running condition. A mechanical refreshening has been executed by Howe Motor Works. Inside, the interior panels and seat show minimal wear, as does the accompanying carpet.
For 1932 Packard designed a striking new instrument panel of dark burled walnut with the instruments grouped in a blue/black engine-turned sub-panel, all elegant in their staging. Desirable features such as dual sidemounts, Tripp driving lights, horns, a stylish golf door, luggage rack and windshield windwings add to the enormous appeal and pleasure that will be derived from owning this fine, classic Packard.
In 1932 Packard delivered only 3,737 Series 902 models in 12 variant styles and far fewer were built of the handsome Coupe Roadster design. A classic at the time of its introduction with its grand style, power and fine road-holding, it remains so to this day amongst Packard aficionados and is recognized as such by the respected Classic Car Club of America.