Thursday, February 2, 2012
1931 Packard 840 Covertible Coupe
1931 Packard 840 Covertible Coupe This Deluxe Eight Convertible Coupe was delivered new by the renowned Earl C. Anthony distributorship in Los Angeles. It is believed to have been on the West Coast for most of its life. Restored by Hal Orchard of Santa Ana, California, its engine was rebuilt in the mid-1980s by Eric Rosenau, an engineer respected for excellent work over more than 50 years. During the restoration, the rear axle was fitted with 3.54:1 gears to facilitate modern traffic and long-distance touring.
Tastefully painted in light and dark grey, the car is accented by red wire wheels, dual side-mounts and whitewall tires. The black leather interior coordinates nicely with the exterior motif, further set off by handsome burl wood-grain on the dashboard and window trim. Directional signals have been discreetly fitted for safety on the road.
Recognized as a Full Classic by the Classic Car Club of America, this Packard is eligible for all club activities and CARavan tours. A nice example of the “pure” 1931 Series 840, prior to the mid-year facelift, it will also be in demand for concours d’elegance and events of all kinds.