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Re: Fake or Find?
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How does this 1407 body (139" wb) fit on a 1401 (134" wb)?

Body space is the same.

Posted on: 2013/10/22 10:27
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Re: Fake or Find?
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The 36 Victoria is probably legitimate. Turnquist had a 38 that had V-12 trim and it was original. The body may have been switched by a dealer to sell a V-12 sedan, or the switch may have been made at the factory.

The bodies are interchangible and Packard had a body exchange program whereby dealers could swap bodies among each other to sell cars.

The only reason I can see for a non-period swap to be made is that, back in the old days, the Eight was an easier car to keep running.

I saw a 35 Super 8 Victoria with a V-12 steering wheel and interior trim, and that car was original.

Also, note the dealer. Packard Motor Car Company of New York City was a factory owned dealer I believe.

Posted on: 2013/10/22 11:07
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Tim, I guess it depend on how you define "legitimate".

PMCC/NY was a factory branch.

Posted on: 2013/10/22 11:18
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Dave, what do you mean by body space? The 5 inches of difference in wheelbase has to go somewhere?

Posted on: 2013/10/22 20:26
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