1932 Packard Individual Custom Eight 904
In 1932 Packard’s top model was the Individual Custom Eight, a variant of the Model 904 with one of five custom bodies by Dietrich. Ranging from $5,900 to $7,250 the designs included a Stationery Coupe, Convertible Coupe, Sport Phaeton, Convertible Sedan and Convertible Victoria.
At the time Dietrich was a division of the Packard company so in many ways these were highly decorated factory designs.
Packard also used a higher-compression cylinder head which raised power from 110 bhp to 135 bhp. The 147.25 wheelbase chassis was also cross braced for rigidity.
See full 1932 Packard Individual Custom Eight 904 Gallery here
|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||100.7 kw / 135 bhp @ 3200 rpm|
|specific output||21.43 bhp per litre|
|body / frame||Steel Body over Steel Ladder-Type Chassis|
Auction Sales History
1932 Packard Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Series 904 Sport Phaeton 193614 – sold for $1,045,000 A genuine Dietrich Individual Custom Packard. One of two known examples on the 904 Deluxe Eight chassis. Formerly owned by Otis Chandler and the Lyon family. Exceptional, meticulously maintained concours restoration. A superior Full Classic for the connoisseur. Auction Source: Arizona 2015 by RM Auctions
1932 Packard Individual Custom Eight Model 904 Convertible Victoria 904-95. This car’s original cowl plate indicates it was delivered new on September 30, 1931, by LeBoutillier & Dolan, the Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, dealer. When purchased by Gene Rouse in the mid-1970s, it had been much modified; the body was sectioned about two inches, with other metal reconfigured to suit, and a number of inappropriate parts were installed. Subsequent owner Jackson Brooks dismantled the car while considering the best way to proceed with a restoration. The matching original engine, number 194200, and chassis, number 194181, were sold to an Oklahoma collector at a point when Brooks was considering transferring the body to a V-12 chassis, which would’ve been allowed by the CCCA rules of the day, but they were ultimately properly reunited with the Dietrich body, number 5468. Auction Source: 2013 St. John’s Auction
1932 Packard 904 Individual Custom Dietrich Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton 193514 – sold for $946,000 From the Lyon Family Collection. Highly desirable custom body by Dietrich, Inc. One of only two examples known on the 904 chassis. Exceptional concours restoration and meticulous maintenance. Ex-Otis Chandler Collection. Auction Source: 2011 Monterey Auction by RM
1932 Packard 904 Individual Custom Eight Convertible Victoria – sold for $750,000 This 1932 Packard 904 Convertible Victoria has coachwork by Dietrich. It sits atop a 148-inch wheelbase and has a ‘V’-shaped windshield. There are two doors, a rear storage trunk, and a covered, side-mounted spare tire. Auction Source: 2009 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction