1931 Packard 833 Standard Eight 461 Phaeton
Sold
Final bid:$70,000
Categories: Non-Porsche
Auction type: ReserveSold
23 bids

Vehicle Details


  • Year: 1931
  • Make: Packard
  • Model: Standard Eight
  • VIN: 325565
  • Mileage: 11,700mi (TMU)
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Color: Tan
  • Seller Type: Private Party
  • Location: Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Lot #: V-0041759

The 1931 Packard 833 Standard Eight 461 Phaeton boasts an open-top, four-door design coupled with a robust inline-eight engine. At the time, Packard showcased advanced engineering and Art Deco-inspired styling. Despite the challenges of the Great Depression, Packard's dedication to quality and prestige ensured the appeal of their vehicles. Notably, Packard ads of the time highlighted innovative features like rubber-mounted engines, Ride Control, and automatic chassis lubrication. This example comes finished in dual-tone tan and black over a brown upholstered cabin. A coveted collector’s item, this 461 Phaeton is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Virginia.

This Packard boasts an open-top, four-door configuration and bears body number 461, denoting its identity as a Standard Eight Phaeton. Reported to have been refinished in its factory-specified color in 2005, this example comes finished in light tan with black accents and chrome detailing. It features a tan retractable soft top, a prominent front radiator grille, round headlamps, and a rear-mounted trunk. The car rides on brown-finished wheels with whitewall tires, complete with side-mounted spares protected by body-colored covers. Additional images are provided in the gallery.

The interior accommodates four occupants on brown leather-upholstered benches, divided by a partition supporting a secondary windshield. The second row also features a foldable tray and floor-mounted footrest for added comfort. Additional features comprise matching, brown-upholstered door panels, wood trim accents, and tan carpeting throughout.

The Standard Eight is powered by a 5.3-liter 320 inline-eight engine with a Detroit 51 carburetor generating as much as 100 HP. The rear wheels are driven through a 4-speed manual transmission. Performance features include rubber engine mounts, Ride Control (a system of dash-adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers), and automatic chassis lubrication.

This sale will include a clean title. 

 

The seller would like you to know: “Thank you for exploring this magnificent and imposing automobile, conceived, and crafted during the years of extreme pre-WW2 opulence when the sky was the limit. This car belonged to a beloved ENT doctor who practiced in Alexandria, Virginia, just south of Washington. It was the apple of his eye, and he took great care of it. Now, as a 90-year-old widow, she no longer drives the car, so the time has come to find a new custodian who will include it in their eclectic collection. Thank you for viewing. Happy Bidding.”

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $70,000
  • Auction End: Apr 04, 2024 06:52:45PM UTC
  • Number of Bids: 23
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Comments (36)

  • d.kerasotes 1 weekago

    Sold for $70,000

  • LUBEHEAD (registered bidder) 1 weekago

    @Ryder's comment is in fact valuable but I didn't need to read it to understand what he said is right on

  • d.kerasotes 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $70,000

  • StevenG 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $66,000

  • StevenG (registered bidder) 1 week, 1 dayago

    @Ryder We Will. You are a GoodMan Scott. Like Dear Doctor was. BID like Anyone else!!!

  • d.kerasotes 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $65,000

  • Ryder (registered bidder) 1 week, 1 dayago

    Alex, let me know when you will be back in town

  • StevenG 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $63,000

  • AlexBert (seller) 1 week, 1 dayago

    @Ryder: Hope the knee surgery went well on February, 29, 2024. We were counting on You to give Us a Hand. We know You want the Car Badly! Just BID TO WIN. It’s here and it’s NOW!!!

  • d.kerasotes 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $60,000

  • carrerainc 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $56,000

  • StevenG 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $55,000

  • carrerainc 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $54,000

  • Rsandre8 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $53,333

  • Dollarbill911 (registered bidder) 1 week, 1 dayago

    @Ryder comment from a guy that want to make sure the saler looks bad to have it? If so, ...not nice sir.

  • carrerainc 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $52,000

  • Rsandre8 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $51,333

  • StevenG 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $51,000

  • Ryder (registered bidder) 1 week, 1 dayago

    Yes, again this is a very nice driver quality 1931 Packard. I was a best friend of Dr. Gagnon and the car was in my garage from the day he purchased it until June 19, 2023.

  • Rsandre8 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $50,333

  • StevenG 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $50,000

  • Ryder (registered bidder) 1 week, 1 dayago

    I do not believe the agent is being completely up front representing this car.I drove this car to its resting place on June 19, 2023. The car has not been touched since. In fact, the seller has not been able to start the Packard. This is a very nice driver quality vehicle that has been in my garage ( care taker ) for many years. Doctor Gagnon was a wonderful man and had a nice collection of automobiles.

  • bhmohio 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $46,000

  • carrerainc 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $45,001

  • Rsandre8 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $38,333

  • Fastmike1977 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $34,350

  • Tavernstand1734 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $34,100

  • Rsandre8 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $33,833

  • AlexBert (seller) 1 week, 1 dayago

    @Tavernstand1734 Good Eyes 👀 Sir! Yes, it does come with the Lot. It was removed from the car to avoid You know what You can imagine.

    Also coming with the car Frame 🖼️ ( Picture 78 ) Packard Key Holder, 1:18 Scale die-cast, Car Cover, and original Tool Kit.

  • Tavernstand1734 (registered bidder) 1 week, 1 dayago

    Photo 78 (of a photo) appears to have a different Radiator Mascot does that come with the car?

  • AlexBert (seller) 1 week, 2 daysago

    USA 🇺🇸 Car, in USA, Virginia Title. No Lien. Can be shipped anywhere (… Also in the World 🗺️ ) in No time. All the Ressources are in place. Starting Block Ready. Ready to Rumble / 🛫…

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  • Fastmike1977 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $27,500

  • carrerainc 1 week, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $26,800

  • AlexBert (seller) 1 week, 5 daysago

    @LUBEHEAD Dear Doctor bought it in 2004, Fully Restored, The Car, and the related Box full of folders containing invoices of all kinds. ( Pictures 77-78-79 of Gallery down below Pcar’s sponsors). I did x/rayed rapidly while I was there. Complete Service records and complete Chain of ownership since NEW. Will be treasure hunt for Winner of the Lot. No cosmetic issue. At All. Bumper to Bumper Top to Bottom: Glorious. XXXL in every way. REALLY Impressive < Live > No Picture can do Justice to what this car Really is.

    I invite All interested parties to Transfer link 🔗 of this Lot to Collectors in the Washington DC area, so they can share stories about THIS car and his well known StandUp Owner.
    Glad To See You! THIS ONE is on the Right Side of the Ocean 🌊 😉. At Home in your Stable, most probably. Virginia Title, in America. Fight, to WIN !

  • LUBEHEAD (registered bidder) 1 week, 5 daysago

    How long was it owned by the doctor? When was it restored and by whom? Can you provide close up pictures of any cosmetic issues.

  • rockingchairmotors 1 week, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $2,500

1931 Packard 833 Standard Eight 461 Phaeton
Final bid: $70,000 Sold
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