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Wanted some information based on a stamped number on the firewall of a friends car

Itís bodied by Rollston and a 7 SEATER convertable sedan

Thank you

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Posted on: 9/6 9:37:42
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Re: Information needed
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The number is known as a "theft-proof" or "body serial" number. Bodies were numbered sequentially starting in 1929 and ending in 1956. Only the tiniest scraps of original factory data remain on these numbers. It is simply a unique number for each body (as Packard said, to be used to identify a car if other numbers are missing or mutilated), no further data is encoded into it.

My data which I've been accumulating for some years now shows the range for the senior 15th series bodies from 279178 thru 399434. That puts your car at about the midpoint. Your number is not in my database of nearly 4000 cars; if you'd give me the VN and particulars by PM I'd be most happy to have the data included.

Posted on: 9/6 9:53:24
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Hi Kasli

Would you be so kind as to post a photo of friend's Packard. Rollston seven passenger convertible sedan sounds intriguing, love to see what it looks like.

Thank you.

Steve

Posted on: 9/6 10:42:39
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Please find images taken a few years back
And present day engine number stamped on the block

Thank you

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Posted on: 9/7 6:59:46
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Thanks for the photos, a most interesting car, and a right-hand-drive export model. It appears the headlights are not original to the car. The motor number does agree with a 1937 Super Eight.

Any current photos? And perhaps a photo of the patent plate (vehicle number plate, on the engine side of the cowl)? Or can you tell us the information that appears on that plate?

Posted on: 9/7 7:10:12
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This is the current image of the car that I have taken a while back

There is a tag on the car which mentions Rollston but I donít have access to it anymore to send an image of it .

Thank you

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Posted on: 9/9 0:51:28
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Hi Kasli

Thanks for the photos, a custom-bodied touring ordered after Packard offered an such body style is intriguing. Would you give us any background you know about who the original owner was? Rollston was one of the highest quality custom coachbuilder.

There is a 1935 Twelve convertible sedan by Rollston that was sold at the Sotheby auction that is similar to the 1937 in your country.
https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/af1 ... rtible-by-rollston/795411

Steve

Posted on: 9/9 7:50:34
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