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Re: Various CL Pickings
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Steven Kelley
More slim CL pickings:
A '51 200 Deluxe, lemon yellow & black:
https://appleton.craigslist.org/ctd/d/ ... ltramatic/7248556259.html

A '39 Six, partial restoration 'kit':
https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/ct ... ing-sedan/7250178385.html

Steve

Posted on: 12/31 9:41
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Re: Modern frame for 23 series?
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Steven Kelley
The 1977-1996 Cadillacs Fleetwood Broughams have a 121" wb and the Panther-platform Lincoln Town Car 117", if either are worth considering. Mercedes-Benz and BMW both fielded V-12's in recent decades, perhaps that's an option as well.

Steve

Posted on: 12/31 9:26
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Re: 1953 Packard Patrician 327 9 main upgrades or engine swap?
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Rusty-1999

All good advice here from people who know from experience.

Whatever you decide, know that you will feel more pride and receive more admiration from your colleagues and contemporaries when you lift the hood to reveal the straight eight running smoothly and quietly.

Also, do yourself a favorite, only pursue the project that you can see through to completion. The country is littered with disassembled, failed projects that guys are trying in vein to sell with no takers...

Steve

Posted on: 12/25 10:14
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Re: Auction: '40 160 & '41 180 sedans, 12-21 to 12-24 Hickory, NC
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Its worth reading the comments on the AACA site regarding dormant cars advertised for optimistic prices. Both these Packards would be worthwhile projects to revive but both are going to require considerable time, attention and especially money to make them drivable again. Until the seller(s) become realistic, these cars will continue to languish.

A continually maintained drivable old car is worth two in neglected, dormant condition, to paraphrase the old bird-in-the-hand adage.

Steve

Posted on: 12/25 9:52
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Re: Fantastic Forties video
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What a great movie of daily life in NYC during the 1940's! How did that '34 Eight convertible victoria parked in front of the brownstones grab you?! Look for it briefly at near the end of the video at 5:21.

Its interesting to see all those '41 Model 1900 Style T1462 New York-type taxis plying the avenues. This is the only place to see them since none survive. The dominance of the DeSoto Skyview and those bizarrely-styled Checker Model A landaulet taxis shows what Packard was getting itself into entering that business.

Among the cars in general was a later '30's Senior sedan headed away from the camera, plus multiple Junior series Packards everywhere throughout. At around four minutes when traffic is stopped for cross traffic, it looks like what might be a '36-'37 120 convertible sedan flashes across. At corner on the left is a rare '39-'40 Graham 'sharknose' combination coupe. There are a number of convertible parked along the sides at various places.

Of the pedestrians crossing willy-nilly and standing on the white line, I'd say they were a good deal more brave and trusting than I would have been or would now!

Steve

Posted on: 12/25 9:29
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Re: 1937 dash trim color
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It does look like Rustoleum gray, maybe with the shine dulled a bit.

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Posted on: 12/24 17:28
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Re: 1953 Packard Patrician 327 9 main upgrades or engine swap?
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Steven Kelley
Welcome Rusty-1999

You'll find good advice and help with your '53 Patrician here, much as you have on the AACA Forum. Ultimately, you'll have to decide what is right for you and enjoyment of the car. Simply weight the pros and cons already posted there, decide your course and see it through. Good luck with your project, whatever you decide.

Steve

Posted on: 12/24 17:21
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Re: Merry Christmas to all
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Happy Holidays to all Packard enthusiasts here, stay safe and healthy! 2021 will be better!

Steve

Posted on: 12/24 17:14
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Auction: '40 160 & '41 180 sedans, 12-21 to 12-24 Hickory, NC
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Steven Kelley
Sorry for the short notice, just found this link:
https://www.estatesales.net/NC/Hickory/28601/2751981

Includes a '40 160 Super Eight touring sedan and a '41 180 Custom Super formal sedan. All cars appear to have been moth-balled for years.

Steve

Posted on: 12/23 16:19
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Re: 2021 Will Be A Better Year...It Will!
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I third the notion, good riddance to 2020! But, I hope this miserable experience will give us perspective about what is important and a renewed outlook to appreciate the seemingly ordinary activities and events we enjoy without much thought.

As the song lyrics go "you don't know what you've got until its gone". When normalcy finally returns...don't take it for granted. To a better and healthy 2021 to all Packardians.

Steve

Posted on: 12/22 15:43
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