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1939 Packard 1707 Victoria
Home away from home
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2009/10/15 6:50
From Tipton, IN
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At Mother's Day I'd like to revisit a 39 Packard.
Photos:
1948, my Mom holding me with Packard in background
Torque article,two pages
The last photo is of the Edgar Balcom family, circa 1943.

One of the daughter wrote me this week, correcting the information concerning her father. He was initially identified as John Balcomb but she corrected my faulty memory advising that he was Edgar Balcom. Hopefully the author of the Torque article will correct his story.

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Posted on: 5/8 5:35:30
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Re: 1939 Packard 1707 Victoria
Home away from home
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2016/3/13 15:24
From Coalmont, B.C., Canada
Posts: 591
That's a great article & story, Dan - thanks for posting it. Great to see a classic Packard saved from the scrapyard. The Blackhawk museum in Danville is definitely on MY bucket list!
Chris

Posted on: 5/8 9:56:52
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1939 Six, Model 1700

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Re: 1939 Packard 1707 Victoria
Home away from home
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2007/11/18 9:02
From Dalton, NY
Posts: 2197
Interesting article, glad to know the Twelve is still extant in fine condition.

As perspective on how these now highly desirable cars were regarded when nearing ten years old, the following. The January-February 1948 N.A.D.A Official Used Car Guide prices for a 1939 Twelve Convertible Victoria style 1227 listed as average as-is $540; average loan $450 and average retail $675.

By comparison, a 1939 Super 8 style 1279 convertible coupe at $675, $563 and $845 respectively. A 1939 120 style 1299 convertible coupe at $650, $543 and $815 respectively. A 1939 Six style 1289 convertible coupe at $635, $530 and $795 respectively. Add $35 to retail of any model if overdrive equipped.

Steve

Posted on: 5/13 15:35:44
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Proud 1953 Clipper Deluxe owner.
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Re: 1939 Packard 1707 Victoria
Home away from home
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2007/12/11 17:31
From Detroit, MI
Posts: 964
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One of the daughter wrote me this week, correcting the information concerning her father. He was initially identified as John Balcomb but she corrected my faulty memory advising that he was Edgar Balcom. Hopefully the author of the Torque article will correct his story.


Both the author and Mr. Blackman are friends of mine. I've forwarded this information to them

--Roger--

Posted on: 5/13 16:29:38
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1941 Model 160 Convertible Sedan
1941 Model 120 Business Coupe

My biggest fear is that when I die, my wife will sell all my "toys" at the price I told her I paid for them.
Ain't no such thing as a lonely widow that inherited a barn full of old cars
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