Transporting a '37 Packard from Boston to Louisville....

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Re: Transporting a '37 Packard from Boston to Louisville....

Post by JWL115C » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:04 pm

I guess it was your lucky day.

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Re: Transporting a '37 Packard from Boston to Louisville....

Post by 37Packard » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:01 am

The car arrived from Boston at 12:45 AM. I waited up for the driver and met him at the I-71 offramp half a mile from my house. He followed me home and 15 minutes later it was in the garage and he was gone. I registered it this morning and got an appraisal and insurance with Hagerty. I put 25-30 miles on it today and it ran fine. The brakes need to be adjusted and the steering has some free play but overall I have no complaints. As many of you know, when you buy a car without seeing it you have to hope the seller is honest, and in this case he was.... :D
1937 Packard 120 Model 1094 Touring Coupe

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Re: Transporting a '37 Packard from Boston to Louisville....

Post by genehouse » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:35 am

Congratulations!

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Re: Transporting a '37 Packard from Boston to Louisville....

Post by bobhattler » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:23 am

Happy motoring,
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Re: Transporting a '37 Packard from Boston to Louisville....

Post by N.C.23rdPackard » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:34 am

Pictures? :)

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Re: Transporting a '37 Packard from Boston to Louisville....

Post by Dave Czirr » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:33 am

Yes, some pictures were already posted. See "Packard Photos" or follow the link below. More are always welcome.

See: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=1762

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Re: Transporting a '37 Packard from Boston to Louisville....

Post by N.C.23rdPackard » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:51 am

That is one awesome Packard! :) I like to color too. Congrats! :D

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Re: Transporting a '37 Packard from Boston to Louisville....

Post by 37Packard » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:34 pm

N.C.23rdPackard wrote:That is one awesome Packard! :) I like to color too. Congrats! :D
Thank you. I've received a lot of positive comments on the bronze color. I'm getting it repainted over the winter and may end up going with the bronze again instead of the original color which is a boring shade of green.... :?
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Re: Transporting a '37 Packard from Boston to Louisville....

Post by N.C.23rdPackard » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:15 pm

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Yeah mine has been repainted too, but I am trying (due in large part to Dave's insights) to keep it mechanically stock as possible. I plan to drive it when I get it right but it is even cooler when the OLD stuff is hauling you around still! As far as the color, if you are buying it as an "investment" then green is the ticket, but if you don't plan on getting rid of it and plan to use it to actually drive fairly often then go with something you like. If the painter does not have to repaint the door jams due to a color change it will be way cheaper too. In the end tho, your car, your color! I am thinking of going with Pink, also on Daves advice! ;)

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Re: Transporting a '37 Packard from Boston to Louisville....

Post by JD in KC » Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:54 am

'37 Packard factory correct color... or '65 Mustang Metallic Bronze? The 1937 Packard color palette was subtle. It remained so until the late 40's. I know what I'd do. But, it's your car, your color preference. It's a very nice car in any case.

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