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1932 Packard 900, light eight
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From Frankfort, IL
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Wanted.
Looking for the following items for a 1932 Packard 900:

1) a set of 17 inch wire wheels. Will also consider wires from a 1933-1936 model year.
2)Cylinder head Exclusive to a 1932 900.
3)Bumper frame end covers.
4)Front bumper and bumper bar.
5)Rear optional center bumper for a rear spare mount car.
6)Engine pans.
7)Goddess of speed, aka donut chaser hood ornament.
8)Standard hood ornament. Same base as the the goddess of speed but without the goddess.

What other 900 parts do you have? Also would be interested in any leads on a light eight for sale. Any body style.

Has anyone ever seen or heard of any custom body light eights?

Tim

773-860-6110 or tph479@yahoo.com

Posted on: 11/7 17:53:15
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Re: 1932 Packard 900, light eight
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Don't know if you saw this and this on the AACA Website?

Posted on: 11/7 19:15:34
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"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

'38 Eight Sedan 38's are great! (Sold July 2009)
'41 120 Club Coupe 41's the One! (Sold October 2017)
'48 2222 "Almost" Rolling Limo Chassis and Engine (Sold Sept 2019)
'50 Eight Touring Sedan

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Re: 1932 Packard 900, light eight
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Thanks for your last and most interesting question, I discussed it today with a bunch of prewar Classic era Packard folk down at Steve Babinsky's restoration shop. No one could recall any custom passenger car coachwork on the Light Eight, but apparently at least one ambulance is known, the story is that it was in service at the 1932 accident in Pennsylvania involving Fred Duesenberg who later died as a result of his injuries.

As no chassis unit was offered in the Light Eight line, I guess any custom would have involved purchasing a finished car and then discarding or modifying the Packard factory coachwork.

Posted on: 11/9 16:09:05
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Re: 1932 Packard 900, light eight
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From Frankfort, IL
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Thanks for the response regarding the 900. In the attached picture, trade letter T-2553 from January 2, 1932, it shows the light eight chassis being offered for the suggested price of $1,550. You could buy a 900 with a factory body on it for $200-$245 dollars more depending on which body style. Considering that the chassis alone was offered for sale makes me wonder if any chassis left the factory to be custom bodied, besides the custom hearse/ ambulance.

Out of the 6,000 plus light eights made there at least had to be one...

Still looking for parts- anyone?

Thanks for the conversation.

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Posted on: 11/10 9:09:15
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Re: 1932 Packard 900, light eight
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Thanks for the new (to me, at least) info on the availability of a Light Eight in chassis form. Charles Blackman's study of production by surviving vehicle numbers shows 14 Light Eights as "Commercial".

Posted on: 11/10 9:16:01
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