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Re: Vintage Packards on the Street Thread...
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Howard, I wouldn't know myself wrong part of the country for me, I just copied that from Popular Science March of 1955.
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Re: Vintage Packards on the Street Thread...
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This recent The Old Motor article on a modern Cities Service gas station in Portland, Maine in the 1930's includes two Packards, a '36-'37 120 sedan and a '32 Light Eight 900 convertible coupe. Parked on the street, the first car was a '26-'27 Cadillac 314 Series, the car behind '32 Light Eight was a '31 DeVaux.

http://theoldmotor.com/?p=174741

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Re: Vintage Packards on the Street Thread...
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...is the police in the catwalk car still being used in the Holland tunnel or was that another something that seemed relevant at the time but long since abandoned.


Howard (HH56), => there they said in 2014: "To this day, the Lincoln tunnel catwalk car ... is parked near one of the tunnel entrances on the NY side. I commute between NJ and NYC daily and see it."

If => this source is to be believed then the catwalk car in modified form was in operation for more than 50 years. => To go the whole nine yards.


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Re: Vintage Packards on the Street Thread...
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A little parade

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Re: Vintage Packards on the Street Thread...
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A boat launch, unknown location, the late 1950's: one fellow traveled in style, note the medium-blue Custom Eight 22nd Series seven passenger sedan/limousine as his boat tow car.

From one of the most expensive cars during 1948-'50, the NADA Used Car Guide for Region A (eastern U.S.) for July 1957 list any 1948-'49 Custom Eight at $130 retail.

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Posted on: 3/28 15:38:05
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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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Re: Vintage Packards on the Street Thread...
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Re: Vintage Packards on the Street Thread...
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2 very different ladies and their 2 very different Packards.

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Re: Vintage Packards on the Street Thread...
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(1) My former 23rd Series Custom 8, photo about 1963.
(2) My current 1934 Eight, out in the snow about 1967.

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Re: Vintage Packards on the Street Thread...
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Walla Walla Used Cars had a 22nd Packard along with a number of 1949-'51 Lincolns, Mercurys, Hudsons, Nashes, etc. The backlot line of cheap pre-war cars was typical. These photos came from The Old Motor feature.

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