Gorgeous Dietrich-designed coachwork on the proven and robust 903 chassis. Concours quality older restoration with elegant colors. A fabulous choice for touring and driving events.
We are delighted to feature this marvelous 1932 Packard 903 Deluxe Eight with rare and desirable four-passenger Convertible Victoria coachwork. This elegant body style was initially only available on the Individual Custom line, but it was so popular with buyers that it joined the standard Packard catalog for 1932. While not branded as such, the design was a product of Packard’s long-running relationship with Dietrich, and the Dietrich department of the Murray body works continued to build them to order. Packard made fewer than 1,000 Deluxe Eight 903 models, and just a handful of buyers selected this elegant open Convertible Victoria coachwork. Price was undoubtedly a limiting factor. At $4,495, it was the second most expensive model in the 903 range; two-and-a-half times the price of a Light Eight roadster. This car has enjoyed recent care in the private collection of a CCCA member. Past owners include the noted collector Don Stein of Lafayette, Indiana, and Dorothy McDermott of Hicksville, New York – located not far from the selling dealer, Park Avenue Packard.
The beautiful color combination of pine green over black fenders and a subtle light green swage line lend an elegant yet understated look. The concours-quality restoration has matured lightly with time, yet the car retains undeniable presence and charm. Paintwork is excellent, particularly in the deep, glossy black fenders. It is tastefully optioned and accessorized with Packard’s vibration-dampening front bumper, dual chrome trumpet horns, chrome radiator shell and slats, Goddess of Speed mascot, dual side mount spares with color-matched covers and factory trunk rack. The car rides on the standard-equipment steel wheels shod with chrome discs and wide whitewall tires for a stunning effect against the understated paint colors.