1937 Packard Limo???

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Bluedevil
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1937 Packard Limo???

Post by Bluedevil » Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:46 am

There is an interesting story accompanying this candid photo of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Moyle Sr. Moyle was the Principal behind the Marquette Cement Company in Oglesby, Il. We had dinner with his Great Grandson in Whitefish, Montana this week and he remembered hearing about the car.

In June of 1949 the Moyles boarded the Queen Mary on a trip to Mr. Moyle's childhood home in Cornwall England to celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary and brought this car along with Nephew Albert Moyle to be their chauffeur.

They listed it as a limousine, but I can't see the divider. It is definitely earlier than '38 due to the single windshield. The plate is from '37 and it looks to be a 5 or 7(most likely?) Touring Sedan, either a Super 8 or Twelve.

Can any keener, more knowledgeable eyes comment?
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Don Shields
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Re: 1937 Packard Limo???

Post by Don Shields » Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:46 pm

The front bumper was a totally new design for 1937. The hood side vent height indicates a V12 engine is aboard. So it is a 1937 Twelve. As you mention there is not enough detail visible to confirm the presence of a divider window so it's uncertain if it is a limousine.

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Re: 1937 Packard Limo???

Post by Bluedevil » Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:06 am

Any way to tell if it is 139 or 144" wb. My guess is it is too short for a 132" car.

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Re: 1937 Packard Limo???

Post by Bluedevil » Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:12 am

Is the round running board light in the rear fender unique to Twelves?

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Re: 1937 Packard Limo???

Post by Dave Czirr » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:35 am

I can't recall ever seeing anything in print about that, but based on viewing many photographs of 1937 senior Packards I'd conclude it was a feature unique to the Twelves.

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Re: 1937 Packard Limo???

Post by Bluedevil » Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:31 am

Anyone have a clue as to make of the auxiliary lights on the front?

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