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1974 PACKARD PHAETON 745 DUAL COWL PHAETON CONVERTIBLE - £185,000

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1930 Packard 745 Dual Cowl PhaetonChassis number:182992Engine Number: 12429Registration number: BS9300Two-tone dark red and maroon with Tobacco brown leather interior.Engine: Side valve water cooled straight eight, 384 ci.; Gearbox: four speed manual; Suspension: front and rear semi-elliptic leaf springs; Brakes: front and rear drums. Left hand drive.The seventh series Packards were introduced at the beginning of what was to become the most volatile period in the American economy. On October 29, 1929 the American Stock Market crashed and most of the country followed. However, Packard sales manager, R.E. Chamberlain, remained unaffected, instructing his sales associates to press on and impress upon their clients the opportune advantages of buying a Packard. Considering the events of 1929, such a task seemed surely insurmountable. Amazingly though, nearly 70 of Packard buyers that year paid in cash! Nevertheless the total number of cars sold in December of 1929 dropped by almost 30 The Packard Motor Car Company had managed to survive the early part of 1930 on the impressive and enviable response from their devout clientele. The prestigious reputation of Packard preceded the cars themselves. They were known as a company who built automobiles designed to last. Their advertising and press brochures reflected this in their themes. Once a Packard - Always a Packard. Why not consider yourself in the position of one who bought his Packard new and drives it today for the years of good service still in it? You can put yourself on a par with him because your Packard will still be distinguished in beauty, luxury and comfort.The new seventh series was technologically improved over its predecessor. Whether it was a Packard factory body or a coachbuilt design, the end result was striking beauty. In general the cars were sleeker, more grand and more individual. Each individual component on the new Packards refelected an amazing amount of detail. The discerning buyer could even choose from a selection of hood ornaments including the Deluxe Goddess (doughnut chaser) or as in the case of this car the Adonis (sliding boy).The new Packards featured an adjustable drivers seat and sun visors, a map light and an adjustable steering wheel, an amenity still triumphed as a 'new luxury' accessory by car makers today.Mechanically, the new Packards featured a double fan belt arrangement that allowed for an improved engine cooling system. The motor thermostat was also eliminated and replaced with automatically controlled thermostatic radiator shutters. A Detroit Lubricator No. 51 updraft carburetor was installed, as was a new reciprocating piston device that eased vacuum tank operation at high speeds. The four-speed gearbox was upgraded with a low-low gear that allowed for easier slow-speed operation without sacrificing substantial torque.The myriad of refinements produced a truly luxurious automobile capable of high speed driving and gentle touring, individual and creative in design yet remaining...'always a Packard'.This particular Packard 745 is in first rate order with gorgeous red over maroon Paintwork having been the recpient of a major & painstaking restoration a few years ago. To the interior is Tan Leather throughout again in lovely condition. Under the bonnet again the car is to show standards with the large straight eight engine resplendent in Packard Green. The burl dashboard has the usual quotient of period instrumentation.Probaly the best bit about this car is to actually drive it. The car starts instantly & is a paragon of smoothbess with the engine being both imperceptible yet powerful. Rear passengers are afforded protection from a flip up rear screen. The convertible top is easily raised or lowered & gives the car a slightly Gatsbyesque look when up.Wanting for nothing this magnificent Packard is ready for immediate extended use. It comes with UK V5 registration, masses of bills, MOT's & an original Packard Brochure.Call Richard Biddulph. Mobile ++44 (0) 7967 260673Simone Della Corte Mobile ++44 (0) 7377070943 Si Parla ItalianoUK & Italian sales.Mike Kliebenstein 0049 170 2043831 Deutsch GesprochenGeman, Austrian Swiss & Southern European sales.Jan Kurty 07872 932675 hovori cesky, slovensky, polskyEastern Europe Sales.Vintage & Prestige of Northampton Ltd.richard@vandp.netwww.vandp.netShowroom:2 Ryehill Ct, Lodge Farm Industrial Estate, Northampton NN5 7UAService & Trim:Unit 29, Globe Industrial Estate. Grays Essex, RM176STViewings & Visits Strictly by appointment only please. We have on site long term storage for over 200 cars with 24 hour security & covered trailer delivery to customers anywhere in Europe.

  • 47000 Miles
  • Transmission 69197354786223e29b85070a0695cc247a4c2b215c743673c2d02e864b4cd687 MANUAL
  • Steering ca68a9643bbb915d30839040f432af59e679db8cf98e23a4378cbef2ed805059 RHD
  • RefCode: AETV16700409