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Identifying 1948 Custom 8 help please
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I am trying to figure out a 1948/49 Packard Custom Super 8 ..the cowl plaque says
2252-9-8003 it may be one of the confusing 49's made just before the 23 series took over? can anyone tell me what this code tells me besides the body style 2252...what does 9-8003 mean. There is not other code on the plate..the paint code, etc is all blank
Thanks...please respond to donwy@aol.com if u can. THANKS
DonHughes

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Re: 1936 Packard Information Card
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?The statement in my first post stating that the car on display was actualy a 1937,was designed to get the AACA attension, to get them to correct the mistakes they made on thier dislay sign.?

?my intensional mistake about the the Convertible Sedan only being offered only one year?


Well actually, there weren't any mistakes on the AACA Museum Display Card ?..it was made that way intentionally to get the attention of the museum visitors?I would say it worked!
I also have a bridge for sale??..any buyers?

Posted on: 2007/2/4 12:46
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Re: 1936 Packard Information Card
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John, You are correct re the body style. I edited my posting to body style 1097 for the 1937 120 convertible sedan.

Posted on: 2007/2/3 9:29
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Re: 1936 Packard Information Card
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Clipper47: The statement in my first post stating that the car on display was actualy a 1937,was designed to get the AACA attension, to get them to correct the mistakes they made on thier dislay sign. I would say it worked.

I sure do like this kind of exchange. You win a new a 1965 Packard V12, for catching my intensional mistake about the the Convertible Sedan only being offered only one year. I tried to leave a hint that production actually stopped in 1937. When I stated that Murray built this body style of Packard and Lincoln until 1937.

Now it is very intersting to see which research material is correct yours or mine. My reference material for the Packard 120 for 1937 indicates the body style listed for
the Covertible Sedan is body style 1097. The base price is listed at $ 1550.00 and shipping weight of 3630. The Packard lineup for 1937 was intoduced in September 1936.


John F. Shireman

Posted on: 2007/2/2 21:07
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Re: 1936 Packard Information Card
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John, I am quoting from your very first posting on this subject;
"3. The Packard they had on display turns out not to be a 1936 as they claimed. The Packard on display in actually a
1937 Convertible Sedan."

You seem to be contradicting yourself in now stating that the 120 Convertible sedan was not available in 1937?

All of my Packard information indicates that the 120 convertible sedan model was offered in both 1936 (Body 997) and 1937 (Body 1097).

That is very interesting information that the "Dietrich" bodies were built by Murray for Packard as that is something which I was not aware. Facinating stuff! Thanks for sharing of your knowledge of Packard.

Posted on: 2007/2/2 20:15
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Some more parts are ready for pickup. Will get them next week. And will take some pictures.

O one more thing

GO BEARS GO

Well the monsters of midway did not show up. It was a good run.

Posted on: 2007/2/2 19:51
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Re: 1936 Packard Information Card
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PeterG: Here is some more information I have on the 1936 Packard Convertible Sedan. This inforamtion comes from my
automotive research library.

The base price isn't unknow and had Jeff gone over to the AACA Library and done some research, he would have found that the car has a base price of around $ 1400.00 and a shipping weight of 3660.

The Convertible Sedan was certainly not a knew body style in the Packard lineup for 1936. Howver having made that statement, the Convertible Sedan was a new body style for the Packard 120 line up for 1936. The Covertible Sedan body option was offered for one year only, being dropped for the 1937 model year.

The body wasn't actualy built by Dietrich, the body was built for Packard by Murray. Murray only put Dietrich tags on the bodies they built. The line of Convertible Sedan bodies that Murray designed for Packard and Lincoln were built from 1935 through 1937.

John F. Shireman

Posted on: 2007/2/2 19:07
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1936 Packard Information Card
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Here is the new info card for the car as provided to me by Jeff at the AACA Museum. Thanks to all for pointing out the errors.

Peter

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1936 Packard

Manufacturer:Packard Motor Car Company ? Detroit , MI
Model: 120 Series Convertible Sedan
Base Price: Unknown
Engine: Eight-cylinder, 120 hp

James Ward Packard was convinced that he could build a better vehicle than the horseless carriage he purchased in 1898. An electrical equipment manufacturer from Warren, Ohio, Packard went on to build some of the most powerful and prestigious automobiles of the period. This four-door Convertible Sedan was a new body style for 1936; it was custom built for the buyer by Dietrich. The long wheel base chassis with its eight cylinder engine made it a comfortable, competent road car. Its elegant styling and proportions make it an American classic.

Museum Collection ? Gift of William Cammack

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Packards International Swap Meet
Sunday, Feb 4th 2007
DoubleTree Hotel - Orange, California

The swap meet is free to get into and is open from 8am - 2pm in the rear Hotel Parking lot.

I will be there bright and early looking for parts for my '54. So if you see, me please feel free to come up and say hello and also wish me a Happy Birthday.

I'll be the big/tall guy wearing the Woodie Wagon Hawaiian shirt.

Posted on: 2007/2/2 14:32
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Re: AACA MUSEUM EXPERTS ?
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JT2 wrote:
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The last picture posted is a side view of the Packard to proof that it is a 1937 as I have stated.


It sure looks like a 1936 to me.


Maybe those tricky devils at the AACA museum made a counterfiet VIN plate just to fool the ?experts? who know it is a 1937?

Posted on: 2007/2/1 23:59
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