Is this Packard still around?

Post your favorite Packard photos, contemporary or vintage.

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Re: Is this Packard still around?

Post by Dave Czirr » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:31 am

What an absolutely fascinating photo. Really nicely-executed coachwork on the Packard; judging by the rest of the photos in the array (also fascinating!), I'd guess the venue is Holland. First ever view for me of an Oldsmobile truck. And the acres of WW II trucks, planes and motorcycles awaiting scrapping. Thanks so much for posting!!

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Re: Is this Packard still around?

Post by Howard56 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:38 am

I wonder if the bars alone were enough to support the weight of the conversion. The makeover looks like it might still be on the 127 chassis but it seems small compared to US hearses with their longer wheelbases. Unless it is just camera angle, the side louvers and rear wheel openings look closer to the front door than in a passenger car so I wonder how they shortened the quarter or if a senior front end was transplanted on a conventional or even another make chassis.

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Re: Is this Packard still around?

Post by Dave Czirr » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:57 pm

HH, I don't think it's camera angle as much as focal length of the lens, it's quite obviously shot from a distance away with a long focal length telephoto lens which foreshortens (compresses) the perspective.

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Re: Is this Packard still around?

Post by Ozstatman » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:34 pm

There's also this Packard pic - https://www.flickr.com/photos/tuuur/683 ... /lightbox/

At least "I think" it's a bathtub Packard, and with the very rare suicide front doors option!
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Re: Is this Packard still around?

Post by Ozstatman » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:22 pm

Another pic with a Packard in it, upper left, about '38 Convertible.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tuuur/659 ... /lightbox/
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Currently - '50 Packard Eight Touring Sedan
Previously - '41 120 Club Coupe(Sold October 2017) & '38 Eight Touring Sedan(Sold July 2009)
Bowral, Southern Highlands, NSW Australia

"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

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Re: Is this Packard still around?

Post by Ozstatman » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:26 pm

Although there are pic's of crashed vehicles, I don't how the comments about foreshortening perspective relate to this pic, almost looks like a crash!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tuuur/658 ... /lightbox/
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Re: Is this Packard still around?

Post by Ozstatman » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:36 pm

Winston Churchill gets in on the Packard act in these pic's.

Titled "Churchill in 1937 V12 Packard with Erdmann and Rossi open top....." - https://www.flickr.com/photos/tuuur/655 ... /lightbox/ looks like another 37(?) behind.

Same title - https://www.flickr.com/photos/tuuur/655 ... /lightbox/

EDIT Found another Churchill pic in the same Packard - https://www.flickr.com/photos/tuuur/704 ... /lightbox/
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Previously - '41 120 Club Coupe(Sold October 2017) & '38 Eight Touring Sedan(Sold July 2009)
Bowral, Southern Highlands, NSW Australia

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Re: Is this Packard still around?

Post by Ozstatman » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:41 pm

This pic not in The Netherlands, late '20's Packard up on ramps.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tuuur/648 ... /lightbox/
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Re: Is this Packard still around?

Post by Ozstatman » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:46 pm

Also not in The Netherlands, mid(?) 20's Packard on left of Buick(?).

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tuuur/645 ... /lightbox/
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Currently - '50 Packard Eight Touring Sedan
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