1932 Packard Phaeton Model 905

The 1932 Packard Model 905 is a yellow car with black detailing

The 1932 Packard Phaeton Model 905 as it looks today

1924 Stanley Model 750 1937 Packard Model 1508

Learn more about the Packard Company (include about ours!) by watching our Behind the Steam virtual program.

Behind the Steam: Luxurious Packards

Want to see our founder Tom Marshall talk about the Packard Model 905? Check out this video from the official Marshall Steam Museum YouTube channel!

Tom Marshall: Model 905

Our Model’s History

Originally sold in Washington, D.C., this car had approximately five owners before its acquisition by Tom Marshall in 1956. Prior owners included Smithsonian historian S. Hempstone Oliver, and Gordon F. Biehn of Hockessin, Delaware.

Tom Marshall purchased the car for $1,900, driving it on a 1,300-mile trip to northern New England in 1974 and cosmetically restoring it in 1975–76. Total mileage exceeds 100,000 miles.

A Packard ad from 1913 what shows a packard car driving in front of a luxury carriage pulled by horses

A 1913 Packard ad showcasing the luxury status of the Packard brand of cars

This car adopted:

by Rose Ann Hoover

by Jerry & Holly Novak in Memory & Honor of Tom Marshall

Specifications

Capacity: 4 passengers
Engine: 160 horsepower
Weight: 5,450 pounds
Wheelbase: 142 inches
Cost: $4,750 in 1932; 2015 equivalent: $82,288

Comparison Chart

ModelCar TypePassenger CapacityEngine (Horsepower for Steam & Gas, Volts for Electric)Weight (Pounds)Wheelbase (Inches)Original Cost (Year Released)Today's Equivalent Cost (in 2015)
1901 MobileSteam44.59006565017000
1902 Stanley Stick-Seat RunaboutSteam469007065018108
1905 Stanley Runabout Model CXSteam4810007867016900
1907 Stanley Semi-Racer Model K
Steam3301850108180047368
1908 Stanley Model EXSteam41012009087020400
1908 Stanley Gentleman’s Speedy Roadster H-5Steam2201350100135035526
1910 Stanley Touring Model 71
Steam4202200115140035000
1912 Stanley Touring Model 87Steam7304200134250057100
1913 Stanley Model 76Steam5202800120170038000
1913 Stanley Roadster Model 78Steam2202500115164036700
1914 Stanley Model 607Steam4102200112145034414
1915 Stanley Mountain Wagon Model 820
Steam15305000136235054635
1916 Stanley Touring Model 725
Steam5203400130197543004
1918 Stanley Touring Model 735
Steam7203850130260040866
1922 Stanley Touring Model 740
Steam7204200130275040866
1924 Stanley Model 750
Steam7204200130260036086
1914 Ford Model T
Gas520120010050012000
1932 Packard Phaeton Model 905
Gas41605450142475082288
1937 Packard Model 1508
Gas71756000144450074168
1916 Rauch and Lang Electric Brougham
Electric590350092280060967

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