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1940 Packard WWII Ambulance
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Gordon and Michael Conn
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Found this 1940 Packard out of the way behind everything at a WWII military vehicles museum in Hubbard, Ohio. I sure hope someone helps it soon. It was used as an ambulance in the Second World War, having a few modifications (Raised roof, extended body, spot light) A very interesting find.

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Posted on: 2007/3/28 15:45
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Re: 1940 Packard WWII Ambulance
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Can you post contact information, please.

Posted on: 2007/11/16 14:07
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The "raised roof" as you call it was common on almost all ambulances made on these extended wheelbases, and certainly not exclusive to Packard. But lesser known is that Packard offered a raised roof, 2 inches as I remember, on many of their sedans from at least 1933 thru 1942. These are often called "high tops" and were for the crowd that still believed you should be able to wear you top hat in the car. I've only seen a few of these over the years, one a 1941 or 42, and the other a 1934 1108, currently in Norway (pix below). Buick also made a very limited number, the most notable being the sedan made for Queen Elizabeth's visit to Canada in 1939.

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Posted on: 2007/11/16 18:18
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Owen_Dyneto wrote:
lesser known is that Packard offered a raised roof, 2 inches as I remember, on many of their sedans from at least 1933 thru 1942. These are often called "high tops" and were for the crowd that still believed you should be able to wear you top hat in the car. I've only seen a few of these over the years, one a 1941 or 42, and the other a 1934 1108, currently in Norway (pix below). Buick also made a very limited number, the most notable being the sedan made for Queen Elizabeth's visit to Canada in 1939.


Owen_Dyneto, An interesting tid-bit.

Posted on: 2007/11/16 18:29
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Re: 1940 Packard WWII Ambulance
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I thought EVERYONE wore their top hat in the car????? I know I do!

Posted on: 2007/11/17 14:01
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I'd be happy to look at the car, but there is no such place as Huddard, Ohio. Do you have any contact information?

Posted on: 2007/11/19 16:18
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West,

I think this is the place he is talking about:

http://www.wwiivehiclemuseum.com/

World War II Vehicle Museum
5959 West Liberty Street
Hubbard, OH 44425
United States

Gotta love Goggle! You can find anything!

Posted on: 2007/11/19 16:32
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Thanks. I'll get right on it.

Posted on: 2007/11/20 9:14
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Sorry about the delay, but yes, that is the correct web address, I have no way of knowing if the Packard is still there. I believe it was a future project for the museum...I don't think it's for sale, but I was over joyed at least to see someone had kept such a unique/military Packard piece. Hubbard, Ohio is a little ways south of Cleveland, Ohio.

Posted on: 2007/12/9 13:16
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Here's another military Packard (1942) that can be seen running around Ohio. (attachment)

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Posted on: 2007/12/9 13:36
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