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Re: So I bought another Packard.....
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Ozstatman
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Scottie,
for including your '57 in the Owner Registry.

http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/registry/View.php?ID=603

Posted on: 2009/10/21 14:35
Mal
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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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Put your Packard in the Packard Vehicle Registry!
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Any questions - PM or email me at ozstatman@gmail.com
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Re: So I bought another Packard.....
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Mr pushbutton, sorry, I wouldn't know how a Scotsman thinks, I usually call 'em my "sheep shaggin cousins". Truth be known, I'm of Irish decent, Boyo! Thanks for the info!

Posted on: 2009/10/21 17:56
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Re: So I bought another Packard.....
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To explain about the crush yard.... It was a cold, dark, rainy night. My sidekick and I were jack-jawin with this here feller... Anyway, the previous owner was in trouble with the town council (Do all politicians hate classic cars?) and either had to get rid of it by Wednsday (today) or face a $700 fine. Needless to say, he was in a hurry to sell. He was going to have it towed to a scrap yard if someone didn't buy. Well, I just couldn't let THAT happen, so here she is. Anyone interested?

Posted on: 2009/10/21 18:04
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Re: So I bought another Packard.....
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Hi Scott

While it surely needs a complete restoration, please don't be in a hurry to part it out. Speaking from a region of the country where all of those not restored have been ruined by rust, that solid car should be of interest to someone wanting to restore one. If the small amount to rust you describe is the extent of it, that's just about a miracle!

On the hatred of old cars by politician: that goes for the general public at large, unless the car is beautifully restored. Most people can't differentiate between an unrestored fifty year old survivor of a defunct make and a worn out junk whatever, each is just an eyesore to them. Oddly enough, they're glad to see the old car when it's restored, though they would careless preclude that possibility by destroying the very cars they enjoy when restored.

Glad you were able to save this Clipper, hope you can find it an owner who will restore it.

Steve

Posted on: 2009/10/22 8:23
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Re: So I bought another Packard.....
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On the hatred of old cars by politician: that goes for the general public at large, unless the car is beautifully restored. Most people can't differentiate between an unrestored fifty year old survivor of a defunct make and a worn out junk whatever, each is just an eyesore to them. Oddly enough, they're glad to see the old car when it's restored, though they would careless preclude that possibility by destroying the very cars they enjoy when restored.


That is very insightful. Thank you for that clarity.

Posted on: 2009/10/22 8:56
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Re: So I bought another Packard.....
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Yea John,
I like Steve's comment too.

We live in such a 'disposable' society and age. The 'throw away' mentality is becoming the standard thinking.

Less and less people know how to repair, rebuild, rehab, or 'make do' with all the 'stuff' we use (cars, toasters, applainces...)

Of course it is all more and more complicated. Last week, I watched two mechanics diagnosing an engine with a 'distributor-less' ignition. Many of the old rules and tests didn't work anymore. They used their 'mechanics-brains' to think it through. (In the end it was a sticky valve).

Scottie, Good luck on the Clipper! Glad to know you are 'swimming upstream' in a throw-away culture.

DanL

Posted on: 2009/10/22 10:56
[i][size=small][color=000066]Dan'L in SD
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Re: So I bought another Packard.....
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beej8508 Best price so far for shipping from here to you is a little over $400. Are you interested? Lets talk!

Posted on: 2009/10/23 17:20
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Re: So I bought another Packard.....
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beej8508
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Scottie..
I'm sorry but after some thought and going over to look at my '57 today, I am going to have to let this one pass.
Thank you

Byran

Posted on: 2009/10/23 20:19
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