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1928 Packard Six Roadster

Sold For $71,500

Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.

RM | Auctions - HERSHEY 11 - 12 OCTOBER 2018

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  • Final year for the Packard Six Model
  • Largely original car except for an older repaint
  • Nicely equipped with options and accessories
  • Described as a “fun driver that always draws a crowd”

Packard introduced its new models, titled as 1928s, on 1 July 1927. It marked the final year for the Six, which like the larger Custom Eights, received new rubber engine mounts and a refined cylinder lubrication system operating through the intake manifold as well as a standard oil filter. New 32 × 6.75 tires gave the cars a lower appearance.

Two models were part of the 533 Series – a five-passenger phaeton and a roadster with rumble seat. The 533-designation denoted Packard’s 5th Series riding on a 133-in. wheelbase. The Roadster, Packard Body No. 322, began the year at $2,385, but received a mid-year reduction of $300. In the end, it was another record year for Packard which produced 49,698 vehicles during calendar year 1928, including 7,444 Sixes in both models. Both models shared an 82-hp inline six-cylinder engine. This was Packard’s last six-cylinder model until 1937.

Exhibiting the patina of an original car, this Packard is largely that, with the exception of an older repaint, front seat coverings, and partial cosmetics. The green body with black fenders, matching green disc wheels, and ivory canvas top make for a handsome period-correct combination. It is nicely equipped with options and extras, including a driver’s side spot light, rear trunk rack with accessory trunk, cowl lights, side-mounted spare tires, Moto Meter, and its original Packard body tag. As a roadster, it features the ubiquitous golf club door and rumble seat. The consignor describes it as, “A fun driver that always draws a crowd.” That will no doubt remain true for its new owner.

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