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Re: Wanted to Buy 1955-56 Caribbean
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Sounds good, keep us posted

Posted on: 2023/4/25 9:19
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Re: Wanted: Unmolested 1956 Patrician or Four Hundred
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Wat_Tyler wrote:
Fred at Max Merritt is selling his 1956 Patrician.

Looks like it has been repainted? Seems to be a bit on the very expensive side

Posted on: 2023/4/19 14:32
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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1955 400 in Houston, for $17k:https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/houston-1955-packard-400-coupe-all/7603204378.html$17k:

Looks interesting, especially if the paint is truly still original.
At the same time, it is a bit puzzling how the seller tells us to research Packards, if we don't know anything about them, and then proposes that it has a working air ride

Posted on: 2023/4/18 21:04
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Re: Packard 200 Deluxe Touring Sedan
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Looks good, is this original paint?
Some images from underneath could also be helpful

Posted on: 2023/4/18 14:24
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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1941 110, in Florida, for $22k:https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/959466291748126

"All original", even the original over-spray all over

Could actually be a nice car, except for the price and fresh paint?

Posted on: 2023/4/17 23:05
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Re: A few listings from Facebook Marketplace
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Posted on: 2023/1/23 16:33
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Re: A few listings from Facebook Marketplace
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Quote:

kevinpackard wrote:
I do like that '56 Patrician. Looks like Tangier Red and Dover White to me. Not a bad price for it....it's in really great condition.


It appears to be, based upon the available pictures, but you never know until you have a chance to touch it, and actually check the right places.

Posted on: 2023/1/17 19:19
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Re: Accessories / Service Parts 1956 Patrician
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It might be useful to see how the current battery is connected, and make sure to install the new one the same way (by default, should be 12v negative ground for the 1956).

For the general maintenance, most of the necessary information can be found in the Owner's manual:https://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/downloads/56_Pack_OM.pdf and especially page 26. Since this car is new, to you, it would probably make sense to have it closely inspected to make sure that everything is sound mechanically, etc., and it is safe to operate (especially the brakes).

For the regular maintenance, you should be able to use the materials available at the local auto-parts stores.
Oil - viscosity/type according to the manual; I would use synthetic (although, some people are against it).
Oil filter - you need to find a cartridge that fits. If the local store does not have them, you should be able to order a bunch of these online.
Fuel filter - same thing. Original filter is a cartridge in a fancy glass bowl. For a quick temporary fix, however, you can use a generic in-line fuel filter of applicable size.

Posted on: 2023/1/2 11:50
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Re: Lifespan of OLD cars (Brass Era)
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I would just stipulate that, aside from the physical depreciation of cars due to wear and tear (which would likely be of primary importance when assessing the residual value of industrial equipment), for personal vehicles we should also account for the "moral" depreciation, caused by the loss of their exchange value due to certain advances in new car production

In other words, how many people decide to get a new car, because it is no longer cost-effective to maintain the old one (and that, alone, already depends upon several factors of modern production), versus because it is no longer fashionable, or is somehow outdated, unreliable, "old", etc.? And how these trends differed throughout the years...

Posted on: 2022/12/30 8:20
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Re: Stewart
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You can totally rewind it. There used to be people who did it professionally

Posted on: 2022/12/28 22:00
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