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Shanghai
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The list of -> Dealerships at PackardInfo.com mentions the addresses of two Packard dealerships in Shanghai. This thread looks back to their boom years.

Acknowledgment
One of several parts of the USC Digital Library is the

-> Mark L. Moody Collection.

As part of the East-Asian Library it consists of more than 450 images and documents, which illustrate a chapter in the life of Mr. Moody. Upon request I've got -> permission to publish a range of photographs and newspaper clippings at PackardInfo.com. To "...find out more about the man who was selling Packards and other automobiles in Shanghai during the 1930s..." please don't hesitate to visit the above mentioned source.

Sincere thanks are given to USC Digital Library / East-Asian Library.



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Re: Shanghai
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Pride of Detroit

The below outlined event attracted my attention. Not so much the -> airplane but the mentioned Packard dealer.



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During the 1920s and 1930s Mark Moody, located in 10th Av. Edward VII in Shanghai raised to the position of nobody less than the largest car dealer in China.



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Re: Shanghai
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Gerd,
Once again your extensive research has helped to round out and enrich our knowledge of all things Packard.

The two Mark L Moody Dealership are now linked to this thread.

Posted on: 2016/7/31 15:42
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Thanks Mal, very kind of you.

The caption of the next photograph calls the dealer "Condor distributor". Later we will see another pic, that mentions "Condor". Anybody who can explain this?



-> Here comes my preliminary working hypothesis.



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Re: Shanghai
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Gerd,

I like your working hypothesis!

Posted on: 2016/7/31 23:07
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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)

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

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Heaven knows, how Mr. Moody managed to get such a number of contracts. He offered not only Packard but additional Chrysler (DeSoto, Plymouth), American Austin, Fiat and Reo.

Mal, -> this way for bonus material.



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Re: Shanghai
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Gusha,

Perhaps he was also a Curtiss Aeroplane Co dealer. There was a Condor Model 18 transport available around this time.

Stephen

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Hmmmmm, googled Condor Moody and this came up.

Posted on: 2016/8/1 19:49
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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: Shanghai
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Stephen, at the very least, your theory is better than mine. A couple of months ago, I have seen an old photograph, showing an airplane in a Packard showroom. That biplane has been Packard powered and as such it was maybe more for show than for sale. But certainly impressive enough to use it here.
Is anybody out there who recognizes the related Packard dealership?




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