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by 1935Packard
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Late fall short drive
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: Late fall short drive

Lovely.
by 1935Packard
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Buying a Packard for the first time.
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: Buying a Packard for the first time.

I think Dave's advice was spot on.
by 1935Packard
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Shop recommendations in northern California?
Replies: 0
Views: 70

Shop recommendations in northern California?

Does anyone have recommendations for competent shops to work on pre-war Packards in northern California? Ideally in the Bay Area, but it's also good to know what else is out there. I don't have a specific repair I need right now, but it would be very useful to know what options are out there for whe...
by 1935Packard
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Bette Davis with a 1934 Packard
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Bette Davis with a 1934 Packard

Hunting around on the web I came across this interesting photo of Bette Davis with a 1934 Packard: https://images.app.goo.gl/emUQnkLMNit8Jzri8 I'm not sure it's visible above, but you can download it from here if not: Screen Shot 2019-10-16 at 2.58.23 PM.png References online say it's a 12, but it s...
by 1935Packard
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: 11th series paint/chrome question
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: 11th series paint/chrome question

Thanks, Dave! Very interesting.
by 1935Packard
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Body, Trim & Paint
Topic: 11th series paint/chrome question
Replies: 2
Views: 327

11th series paint/chrome question

I have a question about the 11th series paint/chrome combinations. Looking at the 11th series brochures, it looks like most of the Eight and Super Eight models came with a chrome radiator shell and body-color painted radiator louvers, while some of the models have the opposite -- painted shell and c...
by 1935Packard
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 1949 Packard Monte Carlo - Hood Ornament Identification
Replies: 9
Views: 879

Re: 1949 Packard Monte Carlo - Hood Ornament Identification

Leeedy writes: This ornament was sold in the aftermarket in a number of variations. J.C. Whitney, Western Auto and Pep Boys were some of the retailers that sold them. Most of these were made by an old ornament maker, GEM out of Chicago area. They had dozens of design variations on the Packard bird i...
by 1935Packard
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Identification & Numbers
Topic: no data plate
Replies: 8
Views: 1074

Re: no data plate

One more data point: In this 2012 auction description for a restored 1937 Packard coupe-roadster, the description states that the original data plate was not on the car at the time of restoration but that restorer Chris Charlton was able to find the number: "When Mr. Charlton restored this example, ...
by 1935Packard
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Is modification justified to save a Packard?
Replies: 12
Views: 1401

Re: Is modification justified to save a Packard?

Thanks for all of your opinions. After great thought and after connecting with a local Packard guy that not only answered all of my questions but also came up with some very serious missing puzzle pieces like that fabled EE-23 Stromberg, interior window trim, horn, throttle linkage, fuel pump bowl,...
by 1935Packard
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Is modification justified to save a Packard?
Replies: 12
Views: 1401

Re: Is modification justified to save a Packard?

Ron, my own view is to pursue what makes it the most fun for you. I think you've accurately captured the reality of how hard it is to get parts for and restore these cars, at least unless you're really lucky or have a long time to look. A car that needs a lot of parts is going to be a challenge to d...