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Paint the characters on the back of the car red?
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Tom Wolt
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Hello,

I'm restoring my Packard Convertible (1951, 24th series). Should I paint the characters "Packard" on the back of the car red? The part number I mean is 31.1635. And what are the original colors of the Packard logo underneath it (part number 31.1631)? Does anyone have a picture of the correct logo?

On pictures some cars have red characters, some haven't.

Thanks for your help!

Tom Wolt
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Posted on: 2007/12/28 4:49
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Re: Paint the characters on the back of the car red?
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Tom, memory says that the "PACKARD" lettering on the trunk semi-circle was black. The only red was the circular medallion. Look at the first picture in the 1951 pictures section as it is a pretty good view of the trunk and trim.
If anyone has a better recollection or actual pic that would be great.
Randy

Posted on: 2007/12/29 12:22
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Thanks Randy. The picture you mentioned, doesn't show black characters as far as I can see. Maybe somebody has a better picture?

Tom

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Posted on: 2007/12/29 13:00
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Re: Paint the characters on the back of the car red?
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I think black also. Only picts I can find of 51s are all B&W but the lettering appears pretty dark. I have a good pict of a 52 and it's black although I'm not sure that's correct because I've seen red there as well. Interestingly, Packard didn't seem to know either. Granted, they're air brush renderings but in a sales folder, "Packards the one for 51", the creme colored car had black but the red car had red letters.

Posted on: 2007/12/29 14:18
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my memory is better on the 52 because we had one. The "PACKARD" lettering was black in 1952.

Posted on: 2007/12/29 14:58
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I'm sorry I can't add any relevant facts to this discussion, but as a Dutchman and a Packard man your picture has warmed my heart!

Gelukkig NieuwJaar!

Posted on: 2007/12/29 23:26
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Re: Paint the characters on the back of the car red?
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Tom,

Looking good - love the background to your picture of the '51.


Posted on: 2007/12/30 3:10
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To add to the discussion, the latest issue of the Cormorant (#129) shows a nicely restored 51 trunk emblem and it was painted red.

Posted on: 2007/12/31 21:25
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Howard, did you mean the lettering was red or the separate emblem? I don't have my Cormorant handy. The emblem should be red, but the green 51 conv shown on this forum appears to have black lettering on the semi-circular piece.

Posted on: 2008/1/1 22:34
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The letters are red. Its a nicely restored 200 business coupe and lettering looks very close to shade of emblem. I suppose until someone comes forward with an unmolested original, it will be a guess because the sales brochure I mentioned shows both.

Posted on: 2008/1/2 9:40
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