This 1929 Packard Roadster 640 custom has been in the family about 65 years. It probably has less than 50,000 miles, and has won a number of 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 turned into a tow truck in the ’40s and restored back into a Roadster around 1955 by “Charlie Walker” a sales engineer for Tel-Rad Inc. Hartford, CT. His son Rick, now a retired college professor, inherited it 25 years ago. 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.