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Auction: Two '31's, Station Sedan & '55 400. Augusta, WI, July 13, 2019
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Sorry for the short notice, this one just came to my attention. Two'31's, a Station Sedan and a '55 400, Augusta, Wisconsin, July, 13, 2019:

http://www.jerryandrewsauction.com/july13/index.php

http://www.jerryandrewsauction.com/july13/photos.php

The complete one looks to be a '31 Deluxe Eight 845 sedan or limousine. The other is a custom-bodied, possibly an All-Weather Town Car by LeBaron.

Steve

Posted on: 7/10 11:51:50
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Re: sold my car
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Hi Mal

Did my duty promptly, I'll add the engine, Briggs Body and Thief-proof numbers shortly.

Steve

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Re: 58L8134's '53 Clipper Deluxe - The Fun Begins
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Thanks Guscha and Garrett

Though, not sure the Clipper is as 'busty' as Marilyn, the front bumper guards have already elicited comments about '50's cars being 'well endowed'.

Have you noticed the added stainless rocker moldings? They look like those on a '55 Clipper, both ends are finished. I like the way they look, think Packard should have started adding those to all upper series models before the '54 Patrician and '55 line.

The red top imparts a look more like a Clipper Sportster. Hmmm, a four door Sportster...there's a thought...

Steve

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58L8134's '53 Clipper Deluxe - The Fun Begins
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Hi

Finally became "The Man Who Owns One", a drivable Packard at last! George did me an immense favor selling me a great car at a favorable price. There is no better group of old car collectors/enthusiasts than Packard people.

You've seen it before when it was for sale. Not to make anyone regretful, but you truly missed a good one! I thought I'd start a Project Blog even though it needs little. Now, the fun begins!

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Posted on: 7/6 7:14:43
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Re: sold my car
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Hi Mal

Its me, George sold me a great car, I couldn't be happier to have it. Thanks, George, you're a real friend, a perfect example of a true Packard man.

Steve

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Re: Vintage Packards on the Street Thread...
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Here is a recent The Old Motor article that will really make one hope the way-back time machine get perfected soon.

The images are of Prospect Motors, Ford used car lot on Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn, NYC, April 25,1941:

http://theoldmotor.com/?p=176016

For that seven year old 1934 Packard Eight coupe roadster to be displayed on the front line, it must have been in usually good condition. Flanking it to the left is a 1939 Mercury, to the right are Fords, 1939 Standard, a 1939 Deluxe convertible coupe and a 1938 Standard. For 1938-1940 Ford offered the Standard models which utilized the previous model year's front sheet metal for a lower price.

The 1936 120 sedan is one of the few cars with white wall tires, must also have been a well-kept five year old car. Ford dealers might have viewed displaying Packards prominently on the front line was a good customer draw.

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Posted on: 6/28 11:17:46
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Re: Are prices trending downwards for late 1930's Packards ?
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Yes. It was inevitable, demographic change is relentless, every generation has it prized objects which eventually become regarded as relics by succeeding generations. Its not simply Packards but all older cars. Everyday, run-of-the-mill cars produced in high numbers show the affect first. Even with the attrition that's reduced their numbers over the decades, there are still more extant than there is demand to support.

Where does that leave us? As demand diminishes, price adjust down to reflect that, which if you are entering the market will provide a better selection of cars in better condition for lower prices for consideration. If you are selling, it may take much longer to find another who perceives your car worth the price ask. You may have to swallow hard and accept much less than you'd hope to make a sale.

The upside is it will encourage the speculators to exit the scene, make worthwhile, enjoyable cars more readily available and affordable to new owners who will genuinely want them for other than their monetary value. We can encourage any younger people we encounter who show interest to delve more deeply, find out the benefits of older car ownership, that they're not a mystery. unaffordable or impossible to deal with.

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Re: Various CL Pickings
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A '52 200, turquoise and white, ready to enjoy:
https://maine.craigslist.org/atq/d/wal ... 00-series/6902705770.html

Two 1954 Clippers:
Mild-customized club sedan:
https://longisland.craigslist.org/cto/ ... r-clipper/6908840877.html

Solid-gray touring sedan, manual shift, wants 4wd tractor:
https://albany.craigslist.org/cto/d/ar ... per-delux/6909566068.html

Steve

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Re: 1934 Packard 1101 Coupe 2-4
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Chrome or polished stainless bright finishes on radiator shells really only had a popular vogue from the mid-1920's until designer efforts to more fully integrate all parts of the body into a unified whole began with the REO Royale and Graham 'Blue Streak'. Visually lengthening the hood both with full-length, over-the-cowl and painted radiator shells were devices utilized to that affect.

Packard may not have jumped immediately on the trend for all series though would have accommodated all taste by option selection.

When the more streamlined 1935 styling arrived, a chrome-plated radiator shell on anything other than an imported luxury car, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, M-B was considered gauche.

Steve

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Re: Advice Wanted - Visit to Northern US
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Hi Brian

In no particular order for an immersive auto tour:

Studebaker National Museum, South Bend, Indiana.
Gilmore-CCCA Museum campus, Hickory Corners, Michigan
Sloan (GM) Museum, Lansing, Michigan
The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan
ACD & NATMUS Museums, Auburn, Indiana
Citizens Motors (Packard), Dayton, Ohio
Crawford-Auto & Aviation, Cleveland, Ohio
National Packard Museum, Warren, Ohio
Northeast Auto Museum, Norwich, New York
Saratoga Auto Museum, Saratoga Spring, New York
Owls Head Transportation Museum, Owls Head, Maine.

Others will add great choices I've missed as well. Hope you can take in most during your holiday, Each will give you many unforgettable experiences, show you cars available nowhere else.

Steve

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