1929 Packard 645 Sport Phaeton - Exceptional Tour Car!
- Condition: Used
- Make: Packard
- Model: 645 Phaeton
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Sport
- Year: 1929
- Mileage: 80,000
- Color: Green
- Engine size: Deluxe 8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 3 Speed
- Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
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There is nothing quite like the lines of a Sport Phaeton, rguably the most quintessentially Classic body style. Finished in a striking color combination, his fine example is a very nice older restoration, nd is used occasionally on sunny summer days. Everything is in good order, he paint finish is very good, he chrome very nice, nd the interior is in fine condition. Featuring Stone Guard, rippe Lights, oddess of Speed Mascot, ual Side Mounts, runk and Rack, nd Chrome Wire Wheels- This car has it all!
This car is one of the smoothest running Packards you will find on the market. I think this car would pass the legendary "balancing a quarter on its edge on the head while running" test.
This is a very rare and desirable Full Classic Packard ready for CARavanning or the Next Grand Classic or Concours near you!
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Packard was founded by brothers James Ward Packar, illiam Doud Packard and his partner George Lewis Weiss in the city of Warren OH. James Ward believed that they could build a better horseless carriage that the Winton cars owned by Weiss (An important Winton stockholder) and James Ward, imself a mechanical engineer, ad some ideas how to improve on the designs of current automobiles. By 1899, hey were building vehicles. The company, hich they called the Ohio Automobile Company, uickly introduced a number of innovations in its designs, ncluding the modern steering wheel and years later the first production 12-cylinder engine.
While Ford was producing cars that sold for $440, he Packards concentrated on more upscale cars that started at $2,600. Packard automobiles developed a following not only in the United States, ut also abroad, ith many heads of state owning them.
In need of more capital, he Packard brothers would find it when Henry Joy, member of one of Detroit's oldest and wealthiest families, ought a Packard. Impressed by its reliability, e visited the Packards and soon enlisted a group of investors that included his brother-in-law, ruman Newberry. In 1902, hio Automobile Company became Packard Motor Car Company, ith James as president. Packard moved its automobile operation to Detroit soon after and Joy became general manager and later chairman of the board. The Packard's factory on East Grand Boulevard in Detroit was designed by Albert Kahn, nd included the first use of reinforced concrete for industrial construction in Detroit. When opened in 1903, t was considered the most modern automobile manufacturing facility in the world and its skilled craftsmen practiced over eighty trades.The 3.5 million ft plant covered over 35 acres and straddled East Grand Boulevard. It was later subdivided by eighty-seven different companies. Kahn also designed The Pacakrd Proving Grounds at Utica, I.
Throughout the nineteen-tens and twenties, ackard built vehicles consistently were among the elite in luxury automobiles. The company was commonly referred to as being one of the "Three P's" of American motordom royalty, long with Pierce and Peerless. Packard's leadership of the luxury car field was supreme. Entering into the 1930s Packard attempted to beat the stock market crash and subsequent depression by manufacturing ever more opulent and expensive cars than it had prior to October 1929. Our Ebay Policies:
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