1932 Packard Eight Coupe Roadster

In 1932, Packard’s Ninth Series line included the traditional Standard Eight, which was offered in two different wheelbases – 129.5 inches and 136.5 inches, priced between $2,485 and $3,450. Despite the Great Depression, Packard managed to sell 7,659 cars that year, with the Standard Eight accounting for most of the sales.

The car was available in 13 different factory body styles, one of which was the stylish Coupe Roadster (body style number 509), featuring roll-up side windows and a rumble seat for those who enjoyed the wind in their hair. The design of the 509 Coupe Roadster, created by Werner Gubitz, was inspired by the previous year’s “catalogue custom” by LeBaron and was the first Packard convertible to bear the now-famous name.

Source: RM Sotheby’s