1931 Packard Individual Custom Eight Model 840
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.
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|type||Series Production Car|
|engine||Inline-8 w/L Head|
|displacement||6300 cc / 384.4 in³|
|bore||88.9 mm / 3.5 in|
|stroke||127.0 mm / 5 in|
|power||89.5 kw / 120 bhp|
|specific output||19.05 bhp per litre|
|body / frame||Steel Body w/Wooden Frame over Steel Ladder-Type Chasis|
|top speed||~160.90 kph / 100 mph|
Auction Sales History
1931 Packard Deluxe Eight Model 840 Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton1932 Auburn 12-160A Custom Phaeton 2572H 149659 – did not sell for $165,000 Known history from new. Recent servicing by LaVine Restorations. Scored 388 out of 400 points at The Packard Club National Meet in 2011. Auction Source: 2014 Arizona by RM Auctions
1931 Packard 840 Individual Custom Convertible Sedan – did not sell for $190,000 From the collection of Gene Perkins, former Chief Judge, Classic Car Club of America. Owned and restored by J.B. and Dorothy Nethercutt. Ex-Harrah Collection. One of fewer than 10 built
Auction Source: 2011 St. John’s Auction by RM