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Re: Packards at Hershey 2019
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Yessss, but thought some of you might enjoy this favorite of mine that showed up at Hershey this year...

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Re: Packards at Hershey 2019
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Here's a nice comparison for the proportions of a '29 645 Dietrich sport phaeton and a '30 745 touring. Simply moving the rear section forward results in much more pleasing proportions...


Steve (58L8134), good eye! And moreover necessary to make room for this two cowl design, since the rear passengers are seated almost above the rear axle. How difficult to realize it by leaf springs, mounted in driving direction. Or which kind of springs in which direction are installed?



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Re: Packards at Hershey 2019
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That 745 touring speaks well for a 40 year restoration by Hibernia.

The only thing I ever saw wrong with that car was they put a tubed radiator in it rather than cellular, they used plastic instead of glass on one of the gauges, and I think the trunk should be painted fender color.

For some reason Turnquist thought those cars should be retrofitted with tubed radiators. We always had good results with a high quality, but expensive, cellular re-core. I never saw any meaningful proof that a tubed radiator worked better. That is - show me the data.

The touring car may look heavier with the top up, but I think they look great with the top down.

Oh, it also had a fuel bowl from a lawn mower or tractor, but that is rather minor.

Posted on: 10/20 4:02:46
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Re: Packards at Hershey 2019
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Hi Guscha

Ray Dietrich intuitively understood pleasing proportions, strove his whole career to impart those to the designs he created. The sport phaeton close-coupled configuration with cowl windshield was not only more intimate but also a better ride and protection from the wind-driven gale for the rear seat occupants.

The long 'tub' of the seven passenger touring hark back to the first decades when maximum passenger capacity was the primary objective. Downside was it placed rear seat passengers high above and even behind the rear axle where the ride was the worst.

Since Leeedy got the ball rolling, here's a few more of the '34 Twelve 1106 Sport Coupe. It must have been quite an eye-opener in 1934 so unlike anything else on the road.

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Posted on: 10/20 12:20:44
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Re: Packards at Hershey 2019
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Hey Steve/Leeedy,

That '34 coupe is STILL an eye-opener. I was looking at it online and see average sell price is $1.227 Mill, with a high end of $3.19!!! those are staggering figures to me and very likely put it out of reach of most folks 'dream car list'. Sure is gorgeous though; I'd never seen one before and 'fell in awe' immediately! (even my colour!) Chris

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Re: Packards at Hershey 2019
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I had the privilege to see this car in person while getting a personal tour by the owner who owns this (and many more) Packard(s).
This car is impressive and in the top 3 of my favorite cars ever. The total man hours that went into restoring this car are mind boggling.

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Re: Packards at Hershey 2019
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I remember the white one that was on Long Island when it was an original car.

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Re: Packards at Hershey 2019
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... in 1934 so unlike anything else on the road...


Steve (58L8134), in no way I want to belittle this wonderful Packard but unlike anything else?

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1934 Mercedes Autobahnkurier, V8, Roots-type supercharger, aluminium body

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Posted on: 10/21 3:34:57
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Re: Packards at Hershey 2019
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BDC wrote:
I had the privilege to see this car in person while getting a personal tour by the owner who owns this (and many more) Packard(s).
This car is impressive and in the top 3 of my favorite cars ever. The total man hours that went into restoring this car are mind boggling.


Basically a brand-new body, isn't it?

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Re: Packards at Hershey 2019
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Hi Guscha

"in 1934 so unlike anything else on the American road."

Let me amend my statement for clarification. I thought of the Mercedes-Benz but doubt if they were ever seen on roads here.

Hi West

"Basically a brand-new body, isn't it?"

Is this the Sport Coupe that was badly fire-damaged at one time?

Steve

May as well add a '34 Eight touring offered by a dealer and a very nice original '34 Eight formal sedan that appeared late Saturday in the car corral.

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