1928 Packard Custom Eight Model 4-43 Convertible

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Buying a Packard in 1928 was a no-questions-asked statement that you had arrived. But if it wasn’t enough to own one of the finest cars on the road, one could opt for custom coachwork. Relatively few Packards were fitted with such princely attire, and it is a very rare to come across one clothed at the legendary Walter M. Murphy Company of Pasadena, CA. It offered the attractive lines and delicately thin cast-brass pillars of Murphy’s recently introduced “Clear Vision” Sedan bodywork, while the Convertible Sedan offered the convenience of open motoring with the full weather protection of a sedan.

Vintage Motorcars of Westbrook, CT, completed the no-expense-spared restoration, finishing the car in its lovely deep red with maroon coach lines and burgundy top over rich brown leather. This is a rare opportunity to acquire what is one of the few remaining Murphy-bodied Packards.

Ripe for shows or tour — and eligible for countless CCCA and AACA events — this is an excellent addition to any collection.

Carl Bomstead

Carl Bomstead - SCM Senior Auction Analyst

Carl has been writing for SCM for 19 years. His first article appeared in the February 1997 issue, and at least one of his articles has appeared in every issue since. When he’s not writing, he serves as a National Director for the Classic Car Club of America and tends to his extensive collection of automobilia. He has been a judge at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance for the past 20 years, and he also judges at Amelia Island and other major concours. An extensive number of collector cars have passed through his garage, and a 1947 Cadillac 62 Series convertible and a 1968 Intermeccanica Italia are current residents.

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