Model:

840 Custom Eight


Body Style:

Dual Cowl Phaeton


Engine:

eight-cylinder, 120 hp., 350 cubic inch displacement.


Transmission:

Four speed manual


Chassis:

Steel construction


Wheelbase:

140"


Wheels:

Steel Wire Spoke


Tires:

7.50 by 18"


Body Construction:

Wood framework with steel overlay, steel fenders


Exterior Color:

Blue


Interior Color:

Blue


More Information:


The 1931 Packard line consisted of 8 cylinder vehicles only. The less expensive model, the Standard Eight, featured a 319 cubic inch engine that was mounted on a 126 or 133 inch wheelbase. The expensive model was the Custom Eight or 840 series which was powered by a 384 cubic inch engine mounted on either a 140 or 145 inch chassis. Approximately 8,000 Custom Eight models were produced that year as opposed to nearly 16,000 Standard Eight models. The model for 1931 featured a four-speed transmission which was used in 1931 only.