Model codes signification

Queries about model and year identification, engine and vehicle numbers, etc.
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Re: Model codes signification

Post by Olivierdejong » Thu May 24, 2018 10:46 am

Thank you!
All good news.
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Re: Model codes signification

Post by Olivierdejong » Fri May 25, 2018 4:40 am

By the way, I got the body number stamped on the firewall : 371429.
Does it provide any further info?
I know it,was the anti-theft number.

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Re: Model codes signification

Post by Dave Czirr » Fri May 25, 2018 4:58 am

Hi Oliver:
Thanks for the theft-proof number, I've added to my database but it doesn't show anything special. However I did send your vehicle number on to Charles Blackman. He is the man who has produced estimates of the number of individual body style/chassis combinations built by Packard and he makes these estimates from the highest known surviving vehicle number. Sure enough your 1007-304 is now the highest known (1007-294 was the previous high) so we kow that atleast 104 were built.

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Re: Model codes signification

Post by Olivierdejong » Fri May 25, 2018 7:07 am

Well one more info about her.
Need history details such as delivery, dealer, first,and second owner too?
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Re: Model codes signification

Post by Olivierdejong » Fri May 25, 2018 7:08 am

And 1007 279 was recently auctioned.
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Re: Model codes signification

Post by Olivierdejong » Fri May 25, 2018 12:26 pm

On 104 built, how many remaining?
Not as rare as my super clipper club Sedan I guess.
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Re: Model codes signification

Post by Dave Czirr » Fri May 25, 2018 3:33 pm

That's a question that is impossible to answer accurately, we never how many are yet to be discovered, lying in some barn somewhere. There are 9 listed in the club membership directory and probably a few more owned by nonmembers.

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Re: Model codes signification

Post by Olivierdejong » Sun May 27, 2018 7:25 am

I met a 1933 eight fixed head 2+2 today. As a roadster but with a steel roof.
Family owned since 1965...
i took the numbers in case it wouldn’t be in your files yet.
Vehicle number : 608 64
Delivery date : 7-19-33
Anti theft number : 175558
Engine number : 191207
Perhaps you know it already since they are members of the classic car club of America.
But the guy never heard that those numbers could provide some info on the car, so if you can tell anything, i’ll Transmit.
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Re: Model codes signification

Post by Olivierdejong » Sun May 27, 2018 8:06 am

By the way did those 1933 eight 2+2 have arm rests folding into the trunk for the dicky seat passengers?
If yes, any chance to have a picture of it?
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Re: Model codes signification

Post by Dave Czirr » Sun May 27, 2018 10:03 am

Thanks for the #s. Very unfortunately it looks like 608-64 has had its original motor replaced, correct engine numbers for the 1933 Eight would be from 370,000 to 373,999.

I've never taken a good look inside the rumble seat of a 2+2 coupe or convertible coupe to see about folding armrests, but I don't think they had anything like that. What cars of this type usually had were "flaps" of leather incorporating a padded cushion that you swung out over the painted surface to use as an arm rest, see photo.
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