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 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:58 pm

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Re: Model codes signification

Post by rebyar » Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:00 am

I just purchased a 1937 Packard 115C. the data plate list the vn as 10861559. Can you confirm that the number is correct for the car. I was told it was a sedan. But by reasurch shows it is a Club Sedan.

I am new to the Packard world. 1 have spent the last 4 years restoring a 1928 Ford Model A. So any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Model codes signification

Post by Dave Czirr » Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:27 am

1086 is a club sedan.

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Re: Model codes signification

Post by rebyar » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:41 am

Thanks Dave. If 1086 means Club Sedan what do the other numbers mean? "1559" ?

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Re: Model codes signification

Post by Dave Czirr » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:04 am

You've actually presented the number incorrectly, it's actually two separate numbers separated by a space, 1086 1559. The first set as we've seen identify year, model and body style, 1937 115C club sedan. The second is the sequential production number; in this case 1559 means the 559th 1937 115C club sedan produced (numbering started with 1001). So based on your car you know that at least 559 were produced. If vehicle number 1086 1669 were found, then we'd know they made at least 669 club sedans. Thus it's from the vehicle numbers of surviving cars and that data reported to researchers that we're able to estimate how many of each body style were produced.

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Re: Model codes signification

Post by rebyar » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:38 pm

Thanks Dave for the explanation. How can I find out how many 115C (1086) in total were made in 1937?

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Re: Model codes signification

Post by Dave Czirr » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:58 pm

There are no factory records that give the production total by body style. As I had explained to you previously, we can only estimate based on the vehicle number of surviving cars. The current estimate based on work by Mr. Charles Blackman is that at least 2362 club sedans were made.

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