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Packard V12 1939 limo Gauges
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Hi All,

I am looking for some advice. I have attached a photo of my gauges from my Packard. This photo shows a centre gauge with a black 'Packard Twelve' badge in the middle of it. Around the outside you can clearly see some numbers that were around the edge but these have since faded off. Does any one know what this centre gauge is mean to be? also, what are the chrome knobs either side of this gauge meant to do?

Also, if I attach some other images of dashboards I have got from the web I can also see some other irregularities. My clock has 'round clear hands' on it rather than 'needle point hands'. But...yet my speedo has the usual 'needle point hand' rather than a round one. Was this standard? Perhaps my clock isn't original to the vehicle??

(I have attached an image of a speedo with the 'round clear hands', the same as all gauges in this image, I have also attached an image of a speedo with 'needle point hands' on all gauges. Mine appears to have a mix of both types.

Thanks for your help.

Cheers

Rowan

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Posted on: 9/1 5:10:27
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packard metal trunk to suit '39 V12
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Hello all,

I am trying to source a Packard metal trunk to suit my 1939 Packard limo v12?

Anyone know of where I might find one?

Cheers

Rowan

Posted on: 7/3 20:15:26
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metal trunk to suit 1939 V12 Packard
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Hello all,

I am trying to source a Packard metal trunk to suit my 1939 Packard limo v12?

Anyone know of where I might find one?

Cheers

Rowan

Posted on: 7/3 20:13:24
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Re: 1939 Packard 1708 Limo V12 - Texas car
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Absolutely, Thankyou very much

Cheers

Rowan

Posted on: 7/1 20:26:55
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Re: 1939 Packard 1708 Limo V12 - Texas car
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Howdy,

Just spoke to Barry Smith again. It was a private sale, found from the old Hemmings motor newspaper in the classifieds section.

Thanks for your help.

Cheers

Rowan

Posted on: 7/1 16:51:25
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1939 Packard 1708 Limo V12 - Texas car
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Hi All,

I have recently purchased a 1939 packard 1708 with the Packard patent late number 1235-2107. It was originally a Chicago packard.

It is a limo that has been in Australia since the late 1970s. It was purchased by an Australian called Barry Smith who sourced the car with another chap called Max Hood. It was purchased from Dallas Texas in the 1970s and exported to Aus in complete condition but in need of a total restoration. (it was restored over the next few years - see photo).

I am trying to locate itís history in the USA and was hoping to find someone in Dallas Texas that knew of the car or itís previous owners?

Thanks again for your help, even if someone knew who I could contact it would be much appreciated.

Regards

Rowan

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Posted on: 7/1 4:42:38
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Re: info Packard 1939, 1708, 1235-2107
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Thanks Mal and Brian, that is great.

Brian, wow, interesting info that you found out. That is great.....the hunt continues. Im really hoping someone will know something about where this old girl came from.

Great to hear about the motor. I can confirm that the motor has certainly been redone, and it runs really well. Except, a leaking welsh plug meant that I had to take the cylinder heads off and found some old 'epoxy resin' welds on the aluminium heads that could have been done better. Now getting some cylinder heads made up.

Thanks again, any more possible contacts welcomed.

Cheers all

Rowan

Posted on: 6/26 7:00:34
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info Packard 1939, 1708, 1235-2107
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Hello all,

I have recently purchase a 1939 Packard limo and have been pouring over websites and forums and many here have helped a great deal in followup leads on the car, and would like to thank all that have helped, really appreciate it.

I have contact the department of infrastructure re import paperwork etc on the vehicle but only cars imported after 1989 had to have a import approval and hence they think that the car may have been imported before that. They have no records of the car based on the VIN/Chassis no. 476828, or on 1235-2107.

The 'roster keeper' for V12 packards 1938/39 does how ever have my car listed on the registry (1235-2107), but no owner name attached and no other details.

I contacted Robert at Custom Auto Service - packards in California this morning. He is a lovely chap who knew the previous owner 'Max Hood' who I believe has since passed away. He did mention a gentleman called Bruce Rispin, who knew Max Hood and Bruce Rispin is apparently well known Packard enthusiast.

I was wondering if anyone knew Bruce Rispin and knew how I might be able to get in touch with him?

Just hoping to track as much history on the car as I can.

thanks all,

Cheers

Rowan

Posted on: 6/24 19:13:57
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Re: Gosford Motor Museum Closure - Packards for Auction
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thanks heaps Brian, funny you should say that, I did email them last night and they responded! Sooo excited that they did respond.

They asked me for a photo of the chassis number but I believe Packard didn't have chassis numbers?? is that correct?

What is the VPN? is that vehicle production number ie....1235-2107?

Thanks again

Cheers

Rowan

Posted on: 6/22 4:25:03
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Re: Gosford Motor Museum Closure - Packards for Auction
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Dear all,

Thanks so much for this information. That has been really useful.

This is a beautiful car, but unfortunately I can see that it is not mine. With those photos I can see some differences. It has a different front badge (the Gosford/mine has the donut chaser with glass wings) and the steering wheel on the Gosford/mine is later version ('deluxe steer wheel'). Also, the Gosford Packard doesn't have a radio.

There must be import papers that have the VIN plate written down somewhere to authenticate the numbers '1235-2107'.

I have contacted the 1708 V12 roster keeper on the forum website to see if they have any further info.

Thanks again all for your help with this.

Seems like SA now has x2 Packard 1708 V12's, both very very similar.

Anyone have a contact for a chap on Kangaroo Island with a large blue Packard?

Thanks again

Rowan

Posted on: 6/21 4:44:27
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