1934 Packards are highly-sought-after by collectors today due to their advanced engineering and representation of the pinnacle of classic-era automotive design with flowing fenders, vee-shaped radiators and low-profiled beltlines.
This 1934 Packard which will be offered by Auctions America at its California Sale is attractive in its understated elegance. It carries a factory-built Packard body number 719 which was referred to as a Coupe Roadster denoting its convertible top and rollup windows. A very stylish and popular body style, it is attractive in its understated elegance. Its body tag shows that it was delivered to Bowyer Motor Co. in Tucson, Arizona and although the overall presentation has the patina of age, this demonstrates an appearance of when the Packard was not long off the showroom floor and used as the “real” car it was meant to be in the 1930s.
The Packard has a black exterior finish with a white and red two-tone interior. It is powered by the straight eight, 319.2 cubic inch, 120 horsepower engine that is matched to a three-speed manual transmission with a floor-shift gear lever. The standard eight was offered as the 1100 (129-.5-inch wheelbase), 1101 (136.25-inch wheelbase) and 1102 (141.5-inch wheelbase). Unfortunately we have not been apprised of the wheelbase associated with this particular car. Among the equipment that contributes to the special nature of this automobile are dual sidemounts with covers, radiator mascot, driving lights, dual mirrors ($16 per pair option in period), rumbleseat, wire wheels, driver’s side spotlight, dual windshield wipers, luggage rack, golf club door and storage compartment and whitewall tires.
This represents a singular opportunity to acquire a CCCA Full Classic that is ready for either a full restoration or even a light mechanical restoration in advance of its many years of future touring. The car is estimated to fetch $100,000 – $125,000 and will be offered for sale on Saturday, July 18, 2015.