For 1931 Packard retained their Individual Custom Eight bodies from the 833 line. These included the Convertible Victoria, Convertible Sedan, All-Weather Cabriolet, All-Weather Landaulet, All-Weather Town Car, All-Weather Town Car Landaulet, Cabriolet Sedan-Limousine, All-Weather Sport Cabriolet, All-Weather Sport Landaulet.
In 1931 Packard updated their 8-cylidner model with larger hubcaps, a 3-spoke steering wheel, larger running boards and the 840 got a sweeping fender line from the 734 Speedster.
Integration of the 734 Speedster cylinder head with its larger valves raised power to 120 bhp. Other refinements included a pre-heated mixture, a Stewart-Warner fuel pump. A new Bijur lubrication system was installed that used vacuum pressure.
Bodies available for the DeLuxe Eight Model 840 included the Sedan, Coupe, Convertible Coupe, Phaeton, Sport Phaeton, Roadster, Touring and Club Sedan. Prices ranged from $2990 to $3200.
Series Production Car
Inline-8 w/L Head
6300 cc / 384.4 in³
88.9 mm / 3.5 in
127.0 mm / 5 in
89.5 kw / 120 bhp
19.05 bhp per litre
body / frame
Steel Body w/Wooden Frame over Steel Ladder-Type Chasis