Saturday, October 6, 2018
Car Side Presentation
This 1930 Packard is a stunning example of a Waterhouse-bodied automobile. The Waterhouse Company of Webster, Massachusetts, produced custom bodies for automobile manufacturers like Chrysler, Lincoln, Marmon, and Packard. From 1928 through 1934, Waterhouse produced nearly 300 custom bodies, of which only 26 are known to exist.
The 1930 Packard 745 is powered by a 385 cubic-inch straight-eight engine that produces 90 horsepower. When new, the Convertible Victoria body style cost $4,885. It was donated to the museum from the Guy E. Beatty Jr. Private Collection.