Packard’s 1931 Eighth Series Deluxe Eight chassis offered several “semi-custom” options in their catalog, and the LeBaron convertible coupe was one of the most coveted and visually appealing. Featuring an aluminum body with steel fenders and hood, this car’s unique features included a broad beltline molding, a gracefully curved rear deck, and a convertible top that seamlessly folded flush with the body for a sleek look. This “disappearing top” design was so impressive that Packard borrowed it almost verbatim for their factory’s production coupe roadster in 1932-1934.
This car has a unique and noteworthy feature that sets it apart: a full trunk instead of a rumble seat, combined with a fitted trunk rack, making it an ideal, spacious option for long-distance touring. Along with its distinctive low-profile top, the car’s earth-toned body in a creamy tan with russet brown moldings beautifully complements the subtle elegance of its lines. Additional features that add to its charm include dual side-mounted spares with chromed covers and mirrors, dual Pilot Ray lights that swivel with the front wheels, a chrome radiator stone guard, and the Packard Goddess of Speed radiator mascot, making this car a truly stunning package.
Source: RM Sotheby’s