1928 Packard 443

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1928
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Two Toned Brown
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior brand colour 
    Dark Tan
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    4
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Brown
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Wonderful restored condition

Rare and desirable 1928 Packard Custom Eight 443 Phaeton

Widely considered to be the pinnacle of Packard production

One of approximately 7,800 443 chassis’ built

Correct 385ci inline-8 engine!

Stunning color combination

Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) Full Classic; eligible for all events and caravans

Options Include:

Dual Side Mount Spares
Folding Rear Tonneau Windshield
Dual Cowl Lights
Leather Seats
Whitewall Tires
Boyce Motometer Radiator Cap
Radiator Stone Guard
Luggage Rack With Trunk and Trunk Cover

Recently serviced

Performs wonderfully

The perfect Model 443 Packard to drive and enjoy!

A collector’s dream!

The 1928 Packard Custom Eight Model 443 Phaeton featured here is finished in stunning two-tone brown with black fenders, burnt orange disc wheels and a stunning dark tan leather interior. This particular 443 was previously subjected to a beautiful restoration and displays a light patina that presents wonderfully. This example is considered a “full classic” by the Classic Car Club of America; it comes lavishly appointed with dual side mount spares, an elegant folding rear tonneau windshield and more. Hailing from a time when engineering, function and style blended perfectly, the Packard 443 Phaeton is widely considered by enthusiasts to be the pinnacle model. This example is the perfect classic to enjoy on a vintage caravan or tour and we are proud to offer it to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates the provenance of this classic pre-war model. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants at (314)291-7000 or [email protected] for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Trades welcome. Financing available. Buy with confidence.

HISTORY OF THE PACKARD CUSTOM EIGHT 443 PHAETON
The Packard 443 model was unveiled on July 1, 1927. These new “Big Eight” models were still considered part of the 4th series of Packard and all rode on an imposing 143” wheelbase chassis. The Packard 443 catalog offered no less than twenty different body arrangements, ensuring that all individual tastes were well suited. While approximately 7,800 443 chassis were built for 1928, the varying bodies meant that individual production numbers were quite low, with open bodied cars being procured by the most affluent of clientele. Body style 311 was the Custom Eight 443 5-passenger Phaeton – a very imposing aesthetic for the Great Depression era. The Custom Eight 443 Phaeton featured dual side mounts spares and numerous accessories including a folding luggage rack with a removable trunk as well as a rear folding tonneau windshield that could be adjusted by the rear passengers. Today, the Packard 443 Phaeton is considered to be one the marque's greatest models because it achieved a level of engineering, style and luxury that could only come from Packard.

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