'39 Twelve, outstanding original

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'39 Twelve, outstanding original

Post by Dave Czirr » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:19 am

I've seen this '39 Twelve 7-pass sedan at a couple of shows this year and spoken with the owner, but never had my camera handy. Today I saw it at the local shop many of us use for routine service on our Packards and took a couple of pictures. It's a type 1234, one of at least 78 built, and the state of preservation is just remarkable; chrome, paint, upholstery, all of it just outstanding. Hope you enjoy.

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Re: '39 Twelve, outstanding original

Post by dak955 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:55 pm

This is a wonderful car.....the rear interior carpeting is quite something......is that original as well? Thanks for posting the pictures.

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Re: '39 Twelve, outstanding original

Post by JWLawrence » Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:46 pm

Dave, it is a beautiful motor car. I know of an unrestored 39 Twelve Formal Sedan (column shifter) that is as nice or nicer. The best part, I got to drive it! The mouton carpeting in the rear passenger compartments of both Packards is a bit strange, in my opinion. I wonder how many others there are out there in the same conditions? Thanks for posting.

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Re: '39 Twelve, outstanding original

Post by Fourpack » Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:53 am

What a time capsule! Immaculate and yet used. I hope to see it some day.

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Re: '39 Twelve, outstanding original

Post by Kirtie » Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:36 am

One of the most beautiful cars ever made. WOW.
Thanks for remembering the camera! What a treat!
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Re: '39 Twelve, outstanding original

Post by DrMorbius » Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:34 am

Wow, it must be heaven to ride in that 39!

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Re: '39 Twelve, outstanding original

Post by Randy Berger » Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:46 pm

I know it can't be original owner, but did it stay in the family? It is quite a remarkable automobile.

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Re: '39 Twelve, outstanding original

Post by RobKing » Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:27 pm

My 1940 180 Custom 5 passenger Touring sedan has original mouton carpeting. I'm afraid to clean it. Car is not as nice as your pics, but close.

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Re: '39 Twelve, outstanding original

Post by Adam » Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:04 am

That carpet is amazing. But it does match the upholstery very well. Is that how it always was?
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Re: '39 Twelve, outstanding original

Post by DrMorbius » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:48 pm

Really, is that carpet original in color and style? Or has it been changed over the years?

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