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Re: 1949 Packard should i pull the trigger
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JWL
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Hemmings online ads are always a good place to look for a car. Currently there is a 22nd Custom and a 23rd Deluxe, and there may be more. Check it out.

Posted on: 2019/11/6 10:46
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And make happen
What occupies our mind... (W. Scherer)
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Re: 1949 Packard should i pull the trigger
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Mike Grimes
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Another accumulation of cars for sale:

www.classiccars.com

Good luck.

Posted on: 2019/11/6 10:59
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Re: 1949 Packard should i pull the trigger
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Ray Allegrezza
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Thank you, Steve, and everyone, who weighed in. Sometimes grown men (me)act like toddlers when they think with their hearts vs their heads. you are right. for the time being, i will enjoy the 200 and keep looking for the right car. thanks again!!

Posted on: 2019/11/7 7:42
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Re: 1949 Packard should i pull the trigger
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MJG
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I think you are being a bit hard on yourself. You are clearly smitten by the design and like the lines like many of us do. My suggestion to you would be to educate yourself in advance of this purchase. You appear to have gone into this not knowing much about these cars. That car had a decent amount of money put into it amounting to a lot of sunk cost and sadly it needs a complete redo. You need to get yourself to the level where your coworkers who know nothing about Packards think you're an expert on these models. Armed with that knowledge and supplementary help here you'll make a much better choice. I would wait for one in your backyard; these aren't terribly rare in sedan form and the south yields some nice solid examples. Find one within a day's drive, cash-in-hand and trailer/drive it home yourself. Your appetite seems to align with either a well preserved original or maintained, older restoration.

Posted on: 2019/11/7 12:03
1948 Custom Eight Victoria Convertible
Others:
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Coupe
1956 Oldsmobile 88 Sedan
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Re: 1949 Packard should i pull the trigger
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Ray Allegrezza
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you are right on the money. patience, and study are the keys here and i intend to pursue both. I do hope to find something mostly done, and done correctly because at 70, i can't do what I could at 50, lol. thanks again to all for the good advice.

Posted on: 2019/11/9 7:50
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Re: 1949 Packard should i pull the trigger
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Deskdriver
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Hi Ray,
Guess it was a good thing that you didn't get the '49 Packard you had an eye on. I take Craigslist with a tablespoon of salt, there are a lot of flakes and not to mention scammers.

Every morning, I check eBay for Packards to see what's out there. Below is a link to a beautiful '50 2 door. The price is higher than what you might have paid for the '49. However, you might do some homework (check Hagerty) and make an offer on the '50. At least you have a dealer to fall back on.

Anyway, take a look.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1950-Packard-Eight-Deluxe/283408489584?hash=item41fc765c70:g:ejQAAOSwwc1dBZ3o

Barry

ps I don't own this car and not affiliated with the dealer in any way.

Posted on: 2019/11/9 19:49
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Re: 1949 Packard should i pull the trigger
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Ray Allegrezza
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thank you, Barry. i will check out the ebay listing right now. thanks again, Ray

Posted on: 2019/11/11 6:26
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