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New here, great site, need some info on a 40 180
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Not too shy to talk
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pandamarie
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My Granfather is giving me his 1940 180 5 passenger touring. and he said it was the show car for Packard at the San Francisco worlds fair in 39-40. it was built in late 39 and is registered as a 39 (sept 24th), it has some trim on the fenders both front and rear that is totally different than any other 180 I have ever seen. would like to know if anyone has any pictures of the car at the worlds fair or any info.
The car will never be sold, just looking for some history on it.
I also have a 41 120 business coupe and a 36 3 window business coupe that the previous owner put a 288 and R11od in, he lengethened the hood and moved the fender forward 8 inches, Looks like 110 fenders on a 120. oh well it was only 1200 bucks and it runs with new wide whites, just needs some tuning to run great like all Packards do. also have a edmunds 2x2 intake for the 288 which I plan on putting on the 36 when I get it all sorted out, nice to have an all Packard hot rod.

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Posted on: 2007/9/21 11:18
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Re: New here, great site, need some info on a 40 180
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Ron Ferguson
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Welcome aboard Those are some beauties. Sorry I have no Worlds Fair info for you, but I did notice California license plates.
I,m in Valencia are your near? Packard owners are few and far between here.
Redron

Posted on: 2007/9/21 11:28
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Re: New here, great site, need some info on a 40 180
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BH
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Yes, welcome to this growing knowledgebase and online community.

You should add an entry for each of those fine Packards in the Owner Registry here, attaching those same pix and entering a few more details about each car. You can be as open or private with it as you like.

Yet, don't get me wrong. The Forum, here, is a great interactive venue, but when threads become inactive, they get pushed down the ladder as new topics come up. Though the Forum is fully-searchable, it's much easier to find (or show-off) your cars in the Owner Registry, AND you can edit your Registry entries with updated pix, status, etc. at any time.

Again, welcome aboard!

Posted on: 2007/9/21 11:44
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Re: New here, great site, need some info on a 40 180
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Ozstatman
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I'd also like to welcome you to The Forum.

While not being able to comment on the world fair, have you thought about back copies of newspapers or their archives from that time which may contain info/photos? Or automotive or other magazines from that time? Maybe museums or libraries, especially in SF, may also be a another source to investigate? Just a few thoughts.

By the way, I met Ron on my US trip and I know he'd appreciate meeting and greeting another Packard owner.

Second Brian's suggestion to include your Packards in the Owner Registry.

Posted on: 2007/9/21 15:34
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

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Re: New here, great site, need some info on a 40 180
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pandamarie
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Thanks for the welcome. I live in Sacramento, quit a few Packard people up here but not many drive them. I am driving my Father in Laws 39 V12 7 passenger touring this sunday to the Galt old car festival, if you look on line for it the car is behind the Stuts on the opening page. we won peoples choice last year and was told we won our class but they only give out one trophy per car. anyway its won alot of trophs and concourses. To bad my father in law cant drive anymore, but he sure likes it when I drive his big V12 or pick him up in one of my cars.
Im also working on a 69 dodge daytona(my dream car) and have a few others all running but needing little things.
I dont mind talking to anyone, but Packard people are the best.

Posted on: 2007/9/21 16:41
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Re: New here, great site, need some info on a 40 180
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West Peterson
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Pandamarie
I also have a 1940 180 Touring Sedan, but mine is a 7-passenger. Could you post a picture of the chrome strips you're talking about?

Posted on: 2007/11/16 13:57
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