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Hope it gets rescued
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Hoping there is someone who will rescue this '49 wagon. It's rough and needs a lot of TLC.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1949-Packard-Deluxe-Eight/183957280624?hash=item2ad4b55770:g:gskAAOSwczFdfyg1

Posted on: 2019/9/16 9:33
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Re: Hope it gets rescued
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The bottom of the car must have been sitting right on the ground judging by the rust through in the gas tank. I can't see any place that can be used as a starting point (maybe the glass). does anybody feel that a complete restoration will cost less than what the car is worth?

Posted on: 2019/9/16 10:36
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My own view, unless you've got deep pockets and/or have an emotional connection to this car such that restoration expenses are irrelevant, I see it as just a poor parts car.

Posted on: 2019/9/16 10:59
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Good luck finding that rear door!

Posted on: 2019/9/16 11:42
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Re: Hope it gets rescued
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Well, the leftover of both wings of the rear door is in the car but I second what was said, especially related to the necessary emotional connection.

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Posted on: 2019/9/16 13:14
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At first look, the tin seems to be in fairly good shape. If a guy had a good driver grade car to use as a donor, this would sure knock down the cost.

Posted on: 2019/9/16 16:50
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I've always wanted to swap the body of a Station Sedan onto the frame and front clip of a 22nd/23rd Series Custom or 23rd Series Super Deluxe. I think the result of the extra 7 inches and egg crate grill would look really nice. I agree with 'Owen_Dyneto' that the subject Station Sedan is at best a parts car. Here's a photoshopped version of what I'd like to see for real.

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Posted on: 2019/9/16 18:29
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Auction prices for these special Packards vary significantly. Here's an example of a no reserve auction in Houston, on a day when there were few Packard lovers present.

https://www.mecum.com/lots/HA0419-372696/1950-packard-woody-wagon/

Price includes the boat.

Waiting for a well priced completed car will likely occur before you could complete the restoration, and with a purchase price where you will know the final cost when you take it home.

Back to Owen's comment, better be some emotional attachment.

Disappointing but true.

Posted on: 2019/9/16 18:55
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JD, what an outstanding car that would have been. Packard made such a huge error with the Station Sedan and didn't recognize it until it was too late. It was priced competitively with Buick's Roadmaster Estate Wagon so at a minimum it should have been on the Super Eight chassis.

Posted on: 2019/9/16 18:57
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Drop it off I'll take a crack at it......

Posted on: 2019/9/16 19:31
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