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1931 Packard Series 840
Deluxe Eight Roadster

Model Year History Overview:

“ASK THE MAN WHO OWNS ONE”

Packard was produced from 1899 through 1958. “Ask the man who owns one” became the company’s slogan in 1901 AND The name (The Ohio Automobile Company was used in 1900-01) was located in Warren, Ohio.  In 1902 it became the Packard Motor Car Company when it moved to Detroit, Michigan.

This car is a member of the Packard “Eighth Series” which comprised two engines in three model lines, Standard, Custom, and Deluxe Eight.  The Eight included a range of “Individual Custom” models with a convertible sedan and Victoria by coachbuilder Dietrich plus Packard’s own cabriolets, landaulets, and town cars.  Mechanically the Eighth Series gained an automatic Bijur chassis lubrication system and more power via a modified intake and exhaust passages.  Packard also designed a quick-shift mechanism for its four-speed gearbox to reduce gear changing effort, then switched to a three-speed all synchromesh transmission in 1932.

Total 1931 Packard Production: 15,450
Total 1931 Packard 840 Production; 2,035
MSRP for this car: $3,750.00

Stock Number; C 131

1931 Packard Series 840
Deluxe Eight Roadster

VIN Number:                      190783
Date of Manufacture:  N/A
Assembly Plant:                  N/A
Exterior Color:                  Navy Blue
Convertible Top:                  Tan Cloth
Interior Trim:  Dark Gray Leather
Engine: 385 CID Packard Flathead (L-Head) Inline 8-Cylinder
120 Horsepower
Bore & Stroke; 3.50’X 5.00”

Transmission:  4-Speed Selective (Quick Shift) Manual Floor Shift

Equipment:

  • Dual Outside Mirrors
  • 17.00X19 Wide Whitewall Tires
  • Golf Club Compartment
  • Rumble Seat
  • Wind Wings
  • Chrome Spoke Wire Wheels
  • Dual Spotlight
  • Luggage rack w/Trunk & Trunk Cover
  • Dual Spare Tire Mounts
  • Steering Coordinated Dual Road Lamps

Wheelbase:  140.5 inches

Weight:  4,523 LBS
Length;   208.0 inches

Stock Number: C 131

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