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Re: Advice needed on selling car
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Roger Anderson
While a nice car (like all Packards!)I think that being the lowest model on the totem pole and a six works against it, as most people think "prestige" when they think of Packard. These were the kind of lower priced cars that diluted the Packard image, at least in the minds of many enthusiasts.
Just my $.02

Posted on: 2013/10/4 17:37
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Re: 1956 Packard Clipper Deluxe - 4 door sedan
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We had the virtually identical car a couple years ago, right down to the color. The only difference was it had a mint perfect black & silver interior still under originally installed plastic covers. Had no TL, 3 spd manual etc. No rust, great chrome, and and a very decent repaint in original color. Slight tick in one lifter (dirt?) but ran very strong, no other issues. For a reference it sold for around $5500 iirc. I don't think that no TL 3 spd manual Deluxes were all that rare, I've seen several others in the last 5 yrs or so. They do present a more hassle-free 55/56 Packard experience, lacking some of the more problematic features, the engine having it's own weaknesses though. In contrast the 354 "Poly" V8 and 3 spd TorqueFlite drivetrain in our '58 Chrysler is bulletproof. Good luck with the sale, looks like a very decent car.

Posted on: 2013/8/6 10:17
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Re: BigKev's 1954 Packard Clipper Deluxe Sedan
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It's going to be fabulous, bet you can't wait to see it, it's the crowning event of a restoration. Curious - some clear coats are toooo shiny imo, are they "flatting" out the gloss a bit? Guess being used to the way they looked back then, many new show cars just don't look quite right to my eye, maybe a result of being from that era.

Posted on: 2013/5/23 11:34
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Re: Baltimore Dealerships, Zell & Webster
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Roger Anderson
Being a Balto. (Towson actually) native, I can remember Zell's though I was just a kid at the time. A neighbor got his blue & white '55 Clipper Deluxe 4 dr from them. And I bought my first car ('66 SAAB) from Schwing Motors, also mentioned.

Posted on: 2013/5/16 11:02
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Re: 1939 Packard Six
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Roger Anderson
Wondering if you still have this '39 Six?

Posted on: 2012/11/7 16:19
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Re: 6 years
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Roger Anderson
Thanks for your good work Kevin. Though we don't have a Packard at present, still come here to see what's up, as the folks here are the most pleasant of any car website I've gone to regularly in the past.

Posted on: 2012/4/21 17:06
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Re: vintage insurer experiences?
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Thanks all - sounds like several good choices!

re: USAA - does 2 yrs of ROTC in the 60s count?

Posted on: 2012/3/4 12:21
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Re: Getting folks involved with Packards?
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Roger Anderson
Being a retired Biology & Chemistry teacher myself I couldn't agree more with PatGreen. For far too long teachers and schools have allowed themselves to become a punching bag for malcontents who haven't set foot in an educational institution for decades and have some inner need to find a convenient political scapegoat for all the ills of society. Schools, like governments, are a reflection of that society. We get the government and schools we deserve, and talk and apathy won't get you much. I'd suggest those dissatisfied with them volunteer and instigate change from within. Perhaps by taking that old car down to the Auto Shop teacher at the Voc Tech and asking how you might get involved you might even affect positive change and get some kids involved in the hobby to boot. You might also gain some much needed understanding of and appreciation for the role of educational
institutions and those that work so hard there in preparing those who will be the citizens that determine the very future of our country.

Posted on: 2012/3/4 12:01
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Re: Powerful 46-47 Supers/Custom Supers
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Don't know what the price/exclusivity cut off is here, but I know the Dusesenberg SJ was rated around 265hp vs 160hp for the 356 Packard, etc. I'm not sure about torque, but imagine it'd be beyond anything listed on the above chart concerning the more "mundane" makes. I believe it was well known as the fastest US made car on the road as well, at the time, topping out around 125mph.

Posted on: 2012/3/2 17:00
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Re: vintage insurer experiences?
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Roger Anderson
Thanks fellas, Haggerty is sounding good. Anyone else have a negative experience with them...or others?

Posted on: 2012/3/2 16:53
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