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Re: Vintage Packards on the Street Thread...
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That "club sedan" in post #266 is a very unique Packard, a Derham one-off 1940 full individual custom owned for many years by Dr. Al Pressman of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. It was originally ordered by one of the principals of the NY investment house Drexel Lambert. Curiously, it does not have a Packard-issued vehicle number on the usual patent plate but rather has a Derham ID plate with a Derham-provided vehicle number. As originally delivered, much of the exterior brightwork was painted black.

Walt Breithaupt's 1940 120 convertible and Bob Teller's 1942 Clipper club sedan just behind it.

The photo was taken at a Packards East (region of PAC) gathering at the Teterboro Air Museum in NJ. Our next stop was to the preserved WW II submarine USS Ling in Hackensack. The Ling has become a sad story, If you have an interest in such things:

https://www.nj.com/bergen/2020/03/buck ... unleashed-by-vandals.html

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Re: Vintage Packards on the Street Thread...
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Dave,

Thanks for the background info on the "Club Sedan" as well as identifying the other Packards.

Concerning the USS Ling, a sad story. I hope the efforts of the volunteers in restoring her to her former glory are rewarded.

I've only had encounters with 2 submarines. One in San Fransisco on my first visit to the US in 2007 when I toured the USS Pampanito. Then in 2018 at Holbrook, in rural New South Wales about 300 kms from the nearest ocean, where HMAS Otway is now "moored". First saw Otway about 2000 and did a double take at the time, not expecting to see a submarine so far from the ocean!

NOTE - Click on photos to enlarge, particularly the last photo.

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Posted on: 7/31 22:30:50
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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(Sold Feb 2020)

Project Blogs:
'41 120 Club Coupe - Locked
Wade's Workshop - Locked
'50 Eight Touring Sedan

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Re: Vintage Packards on the Street Thread...
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PAGE 354

Image below was accommpanied by this text: "1938 Packard 120 with ambulance coachwork. The location is Australia House in The Strand, London during wartime, probably around 1942. The writing on the Packard states "Presented By Royal Automobile Club Victoria Australia, RACV Patriotic Appeal". The Packard itself did not come from Australia as it was registered in Yorkshire, England in 1938. British Empire countries raised funds for the war effort and paid for ambulances and sometimes aircraft. Due to the massive losses of vehicles in the evacuation from Dunkirk in 1940 the government boughtmany hundreds of cars for conversion into ambulances, fire tenders and tea wagons. Many patriotic owners gave their cars to the war effort . American cars were favoured as they were big, tough and could withstand continued abuse. This Packard has a very neat body comparedwith most conversions which were simply cars with the rear body hacked off behind the fro nt doors and a crude wooden box body fitted.Those cars that survived the war often enjoyed. a third metamorphosis into "woodies" and light rucks."

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Posted on: 8/3 23:01:38
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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(Sold Feb 2020)

Project Blogs:
'41 120 Club Coupe - Locked
Wade's Workshop - Locked
'50 Eight Touring Sedan

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Re: Vintage Packards on the Street Thread...
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Couple more from page 354.

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Posted on: 8/3 23:05:26
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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(Sold Feb 2020)

Project Blogs:
'41 120 Club Coupe - Locked
Wade's Workshop - Locked
'50 Eight Touring Sedan

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Re: Vintage Packards on the Street Thread...
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Page 356

Caption with the photo: "Early 20's custom Packard owned by Jesse Lasky in California. Wish I knew more."

Comment on next post: "Reminds me of their Indianapolis Racing Cars - the most famous loosing cars in history (I am not sure they ever won a thing with them)"

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Posted on: 8/5 18:21:24
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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(Sold Feb 2020)

Project Blogs:
'41 120 Club Coupe - Locked
Wade's Workshop - Locked
'50 Eight Touring Sedan

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Re: Vintage Packards on the Street Thread...
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Another from page 356

Text accompanying this photo reads: "Maybe they did have one of the race cars in mind when building that car! Here's DePalma in "299" at Sheepshead Bay, 1919."

While a comment in a later post says: "Remember that the Packard Grey Wolf in January 1904 set three world speed records for one kilometer, one mile, and five miles. Guess these don;t count since they were not actual races."

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Posted on: 8/6 21:43:06
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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(Sold Feb 2020)

Project Blogs:
'41 120 Club Coupe - Locked
Wade's Workshop - Locked
'50 Eight Touring Sedan

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Re: Vintage Packards on the Street Thread...
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More from page 356.

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Posted on: 8/7 21:39:20
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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(Sold Feb 2020)

Project Blogs:
'41 120 Club Coupe - Locked
Wade's Workshop - Locked
'50 Eight Touring Sedan

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Re: Vintage Packards on the Street Thread...
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Couple more, from page 357.

First photo drew this comment: "This really is a great photo - notice the car has some customizing from the norm - no mascot, painted grill shutters, exhaust through the hood sides whether faux or real, and no addition of or deletion of wheel trim rings."

With later comments of: "I hesitated to post what I found with the photo, which misidentified the car as a 1940 Buick Special. The young lady was identified as Gloria Lupton."

And: "Chrome was becoming harder to get by 1940. The government placed it on the "endangered-species-list" due to war materials production. After '41 when almost all automobile production stopped. Auto accessories like spotlight and fog lights, that were normally chrome plated, were now only painted."

With a further comment of: "the Darrin Victoria was Packards most expensive semi-production car. They all left the factory full of chrome unless a buyer specified otherwise."

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Posted on: 8/9 17:23:50
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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(Sold Feb 2020)

Project Blogs:
'41 120 Club Coupe - Locked
Wade's Workshop - Locked
'50 Eight Touring Sedan

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Re: Vintage Packards on the Street Thread...
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Mal,
I posted that photo in January on the Packard club Facebook page in January.

You can find out more here,
https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery ... xI3Ib3q2s4x4L56kjXR8kubDg

When I found it, yes it was labeled as a Buick.

I asked I wonder if it is still around, I never heard.


There are a few pictures of FDR, that I posted as well.
https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery ... mc-M5wFdtmA5uRVZ3uwUe2Y4c

Posted on: 8/9 18:36:50
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Re: Vintage Packards on the Street Thread...
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Page 357 again. Photo came with this description: "Here's General George Patton in a big Packard during the VJ Day parade in Boston in 1945. The Revere, MA fire department apparently traveled in style. Every man in the crowd is wearing a proper hat, no backwards baseball caps".

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Posted on: 8/9 21:20:15
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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(Sold Feb 2020)

Project Blogs:
'41 120 Club Coupe - Locked
Wade's Workshop - Locked
'50 Eight Touring Sedan

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