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by Robert Neal
Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 1953 Packard Wagon
Replies: 10
Views: 8860

Re: 1953 Packard Wagon

The 1953 wagon in the Dayton Museum is a modern conversion from a 1953 Clipper deluxe sedan VIN 2662-15676. Nice job but not original. I know of two other 1951-52 station wagons. Both done from 127" senior cars. One by Carl Schnieder/Peter Portugal and another done by ??. Both of them ar first rate ...
by Robert Neal
Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Packard Marine & Aviation Engines
Topic: Packard Radial Diesel DR-980
Replies: 9
Views: 7517

Re: Packard Radial Diesel DR-980

I stumbled across this thread entry recently and thought I would update the currently known loctions of DR-980 engines. I know the location of about a dozen, but almost all are in various museums. They are as follows: Pioneer Village Museum in Minden, Nebraska. A single engine on display America's P...
by Robert Neal
Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: Build Sheet Numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 4019

Re: Build Sheet Numbers

LH indicates a no charge feature of "loading hooks" applied to cars designated for freight shipments. The Trade letters for the 22nd Series listed it but the number of options which could be factory applied were greately reduced for the 23rd Series. They did this believing it was not cost effective ...
by Robert Neal
Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Packard Photos
Topic: 1954 Packard Patrician Executive Sedan
Replies: 9
Views: 5817

Re: 1954 Packard Patrician Executive Sedan

Hi Jan-Willen, Thanks for posting the pictures. For my research use with the ability to actually study the pictures i would appreciate it if you could send them to me directly by email as with the Flicker pictures one can only look at them on the screen, you cannot zoom in and study the stamp dies u...
by Robert Neal
Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Packard Photos
Topic: 1954 Packard Patrician Executive Sedan
Replies: 9
Views: 5817

Re: 1954 Packard Patrician Executive Sedan

Hello Jan-Willem I look forward to the pictures and numbers. I find there are a number of interesting Packards in Europe, particularly the Netherlands. Many were originally exported to there but some cam from the US in recent years as Europeans still have a taste for really good cars (Packards). It ...
by Robert Neal
Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Packard Photos
Topic: 1954 Packard Patrician Executive Sedan
Replies: 9
Views: 5817

Re: 1954 Packard Patrician Executive Sedan

Hello Jan-Willem, As Dave said, I am currently researching a 1951 to 1954 Packard history. Your car is certainly of interest. It is rather rare and I am currently chasing dow all of them I can find to gather information, such as the firewall (thief proof) number Dave mentioned as well as the engine ...
by Robert Neal
Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: 1953 Packard Patrician
Replies: 16
Views: 7329

Re: 1953 Packard Patrician

The 2653-xxxx certainly sounds interesting, Dave's reply gave all the known basics regarding the Derham cars, Yes, Packard comissioned 25 from Derham that year and all so far known have carried VIN numbers of 2652-xxxx, not 2653-xxxx. (1953 was the only year Packard contracted Derhams. All other yea...
by Robert Neal
Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Packard Photos
Topic: 1952 Patrician - Derham or Henney?
Replies: 18
Views: 12643

Re: 1952 Patrician - Derham or Henney?

The horn button emblem is, I am sure, something that got thrown in somewhere along the line. One of the earlier pictures of the car when in its old junk yard location years ago shown the steering wheel with its original horn button and emblem. It is a low res picture but i inhanced it as best I coul...
by Robert Neal
Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Packard in the Media
Topic: Packards of 1951 To 1954
Replies: 0
Views: 1515

Packards of 1951 To 1954

On the Subject of Packard cars of 1951 through 1954: March 28, 2012 As most Packard enthusiasts know, I just published a Packard book titled Packard 1948 To 1950 which is about, guess what, Hopefully everything anyone could want to know about Packard cars (and marine and industrial engines) built d...
by Robert Neal
Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Packard in the Media
Topic: Packards of 1948 to 1950
Replies: 9
Views: 7634

Packards of 1948 to 1950

I have been asked by a number of people to be sure and let the Packard Club enthusiasts know when the book on the "Bathtub" (OK mom, get out the bar of lye-soap and wash my mouth out) Packards came out. This one is a bit faster than my sometimes 5 years, I made it in four. By the time you probably r...