A handsome 733 Club Sedan, rarely seen restored to such a high standard. Marvelous detail, with many period accessories and fittings. Carefully maintained in outstanding condition and ready for show or tour.
This 1930 Packard Eight Club Sedan benefits from an outstanding, high-quality restoration finished to concours standards. The recent history began in the early 2000s when the car was located in Pennsylvania. It passed to a Connecticut-based enthusiast, as a complete and driving car in need of some refurbishment. What began as a simple refresh soon grew into a comprehensive, nut-and-bolt restoration with meticulous detailing. Byron York of Ridgefield, Connecticut handled much of the initial mechanical restoration. Later, the body restoration, cosmetic finishing, and interior were entrusted to Black Horse Garage of Bridgeport, Connecticut. There, the body was stripped down, carefully realigned and refinished in a striking black, gray, and silver combination. Setting off the impressive body are beautiful red pinstripes and red accented disc wheels wrapped in wide whitewall tires. The car features a comprehensive array of period accessories, including Depress Beam headlamps, dual fixed Trippelight fog lamps, and a single Pilot-Ray spotlight. There’s also a mesh radiator stone guard, Goddess of Speed mascot, wind wings, a covered trunk, and rear-mount spare wheel. The quality of the paintwork is outstanding, and it remains in exquisite condition in the time since the restoration was completed. Likewise, the chrome plating is gorgeous – with many of the significant components restored by the Pebble Beach-winning shop D&D Brightworks of Ohio. The incredible detailing and presentation are finished to a standard seldom seen on Classic Era sedans such as this.
The interior treatment is no less impressive. Stripe-pattern fabric covers the seats, with gray carpets, door panels and headlining. The fit is exceptional, and the highly-detailed presentation is delightful. Rear seat passengers enjoy a luxurious, fully-dressed cabin with footrests, a Packard lap blanket on the robe rail, bud vases, rear window blind, and braided grab handles. Finely finished woodgrain trim surrounds the windows. Up front, the driver faces original instruments set into a wood-grained dash, along with restored switches and controls, and given this is a Club Sedan; the driver enjoys a much roomier cockpit than in cars equipped with a division window.