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(1192) Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD - Ozstatman
Model Information
YEAR: 1938
SERIES: 16th
MODEL NAME: Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD
VIN NUMBER: Thief Proof # 424761
General Information
FOUND WHERE: Sydney Australia by previous owner
CURRENT LOCATION: Was Epping, NSW, now Victoria
PLANNED USE: Daily Driver
Interior Information
INTERIOR DESCRIPTION: Re-upholstered in Bedford Cord in 1987 by previous owner
Exterior Information
PAINT NAME: Aubergine (French for Egg Plant)
EXTERIOR DESCRIPTION: Dual side-mount equipped. Originally restored 1987 by previous owner, a mechanic, who went back to trade school and learnt body work, painting and upholstery to be able to restore this as well as many other cars.
Drivetrain Information
ENGINE: 282 8cyl
TRANSMISSION: 3 speed manual
Other Information
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT: Radio - not original but from pre WW2 period
SOLD July 2009. The history following is currently unsubstantiated but believed to be correct. Originally used as a Hire Car in Melbourne Australia. During WW2, US Army requisitioned car & driver, back seat removed and used on military mail run between Melbourne(South) to Darwin(North)2000 to 3000 miles each way accompanied by an MP at all times! Over mostly unmade dirt roads when there were roads, and dry creek beds, railroad tracks, etc when there were not! Doing this every 2 weeks. Engine replaced in Darwin with '37 engine after original blew. Gears in transmission were "knife edge" with wear when replaced during restoration. Body had no rust in 1987 except fuel tank bottom which was rusted through and replaced by bottom of Chrysler Valiant tank! I plan to drive the car, not daily, but at every suitable opportunity. Member of the Packard Automobile Club of Australia & the Antique and Classic Motor Club Inc.
My history with the car. Bought May '07 for AU$24K, sold July '09 at auction for AU$23K which after commission and charges left AU$20K net. Did about 5,000 miles in the 2 years I had it including a 350 mile round trip to Canberra Oct '07 after which the head gasket was replaced, water pump rebuilt and the aftermarket temp gauge replaced. Another trip this time to Crookwell in Nov'08, a 250mile round trip running well all the way. Only other thing replaced was the clutch rod which snapped, welded up by previous owner. Pity I had to sell the '38 but I never really envisaged owning two Packards!
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