SOLD for $55,000

1923 Stanley 740 Touring

  • Auction Estimate
    $55,000 - $70,000
  • Sale Type
  • Year
  • Make
  • Model
  • Style
  • VIN #
  • Mileage
  • Exterior Color
    Red and Black
  • Interior Color
    Black and Red
  • Cylinders
  • Engine Size
    20 hp
  • Transmission

Lot #146


This Stanley 740 touring car, chassis # 23650, is one of the most well known vehicles in Stanley circles and was the personal car of the late John Packard, who was known as one of the top restorers and reproducers of Stanley components within the steam car community. This Stanley 740 has been extensively and systematically refurbished mechanically. After acquiring this vehicle more than 18 years ago, Mr. Packard was determined to resolve any known system issues in order to make it a reliable, mechanically sound steam vehicle for touring. Mr. Packard completely rebuilt the burner assembly, rear axle assembly, engine, pumps and pit, as well as all of the brass automatics, checks, valves, and throttle. Chassis # 23650 is listed in the Sprague Registry and is a former AACA 1st Prize winner.

John Packard possessed a high level of understanding with regard to the operational components and systems of Stanley steam cars and as such maintained a high reputation for his work within the Stanley steam community. Mr. Packard’s precision machine work within his signature rebuilds and reproductions are considered by many in the Stanley community to be the standard by which others are measured. Chassis # 23650, Mr. Packard’s personal car, is considered by many in the Stanley world as a continuing example of his legacy. Vehicle is sold with a title.

Owls Head Transportation Museum advises that those who are unfamiliar with the operation of steam powered automobiles to seek professional guidance before attempting to run the vehicle.

*Sale prices are inclusive of the buyers premium

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Consignment Ratings*

  • Engine
    Very Good
  • Body
    Very Good
  • Chassis/Frame
    Very Good
  • Tires
    Very Good
  • Coachwork/Interior
    Very Good
  • Electrical
    Very Good
  • Transmission
    Very Good
  • Paint
    Very Good
  • Overall Condition
    Very Good
*The following ratings were provided by the consignor, based on a scale of 'Poor', 'Fair', 'Good', 'Very Good' or 'Excellent'. (Excellent = 100% restored)