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1928 Packard

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:23 pm
by mkhewitt
My father left me his 1928 Packard in his will. He loved the car, and loved to take it to shows. I would love to keep it, however, I'm a very small woman and literally can't stop it once it's driving, due to the cable breaks. I don't want it to rot in storage. It is in it's original condition, my father replaced the roof though, with another leather roof. It runs in great condition.

Re: 1928 Packard

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:56 pm
by Dave Czirr
There are so many different 1928 Packards with regard to engine and chassis (wheelbase), and many different body styles and values will vary considerably between them. It would help if you could advise which model (# of cylinders), wheelbase (inches), and a description of the body. When looking to sell, photographs are always a good idea as well.

Re: 1928 Packard

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:27 pm
by mkhewitt
I will upload pictures as soon as I can. I'm actually in a different state than the car right now, but I will post some.

Re: 1928 Packard

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:32 am
by genehouse
If you have the title it may have the model or body number number on the title but that is not always the case. If it does have a Series Number it would be either 433, 533, or 526 and would be some help. The body number, which is the one you are really looking for, will be three digits and start with a 3. For instance, a Custom 8 Sedan (8 cylinder) would be a Body Model Number 314 or a Model 6 Sedan (6 cylinder) would be a 304. Any numbers you see like this will help us give you more exacting information. If you happen to live close to one of us (or the car is close) many of us are happy to look at a car for you because we are always curious and enjoy adding new numbers to the roaster of Packards that still exist. Personally, I'm in East TN and would not mind looking at it and taking pictures for you if it is close to me.
One thing you might consider, before letting the car get away from you, is the actual of the brakes. There may be some issue or adjustment that can be made to give you better braking. If worse comes to worse you could consider switching it to a power assisted brake. Normally I would never suggest changing something like this on one of these cars but I am always in favor of the owner being able to drive and enjoy it if at all possible rather than selling it. Something that has been in your family for some time and was important to your Dad may be important enough to give up a little authenticity for the ability to actually use the car as intended.

Gene

Re: 1928 Packard

Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:02 pm
by mkhewitt
So, the model is 526. I have attached 2 pictures of it.

Re: 1928 Packard

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:53 pm
by mkhewitt
Here are additional photos

Re: 1928 Packard

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:54 pm
by mkhewitt
More photos

Re: 1928 Packard

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:56 pm
by mkhewitt
More photos

Re: 1928 Packard

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:40 am
by mkhewitt
Does anyone know of any mechanics in North East Ohio who would be willing to work on a Packard? I just want to get it checked out since it's been in storage for a little while. Any suggestions are appreciated!!