This 1929 Packard Roadster 640 custom was in in the Walker family about 65 years Avon Ct). It probably has less than 50,000 miles, and won a number of top trophies in Connecticut, including the Klingberg Family Centers Lou Biondi Concours, at the Connecticut Junior Republic (CJR) via the Litchfield Hills Historical Auto Club, and the Dream Ride at the Farmington Polo Grounds. It has been featured at a Great Gatsby party in New Canaan, and a Roaring ’20s benefit for CJR at the Torrington Country Club. It is the same model as chosen car by Time-Life books (’69) in This Fabulous Century, to represent the Roaring ’20s. It had been acquired around 1955 by “Charlie Walker” a sales engineer for Tel-Rad Inc. Hartford, CT and noted car collector. Prior ownership unknown (though it was sold in Washington State). His son Rick (pictured, owner of this web site) inherited it and maintained it for 25 years. It got all new paint and top and was sold by Dragone’s Classic Motorcars, Orange, CT in January 2022 to a California buyer. One of the last of the true open cars. Production 9,801. Side valve straight 8, 384.8 ci, 105 bhp. Wheelbase 140”. Three gears + reverse (straight gears). Crankshaft in 9 main bearings. Bore & stroke 3 ½ x 5. Max speed 85 mph. Weight 4,285 lbs. Sold new for more than $3,175.