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1931 Packard Individual Custom Eight Model 840

1931 Packard Individual Custom Eight Model 840

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.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
built at USA
engine Inline-8 w/L Head
position Front, Longitudinal
displacement 6300 cc / 384.4 in³
bore 88.9 mm / 3.5 in
stroke 127.0 mm / 5 in
compression 6.0:1
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
driven wheels RWD
front tires 7.00×19
rear tires 7.00×19
transmission 4-Speed Manual
top speed ~160.90 kph / 100 mph

Auction Sales History

1931 Packard Individual Custom Eight Model 840

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 Individual Custom Eight Model 8401931 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