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1937 Super 8 Formal Sedan
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Rostman
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Hi everyone and let me introduce myself with my new car to the forum. Some time ago i did buy 1937 Packard Super 8 Formal Sedan 1501 in the Califronia. It took a while to bring this car in to the Russia.
Small long story of the car:
Originally owned by a banker in Los Angeles who joined the Army and was stationed at Alamogordo, NM where the atomic bomb was developed. He took the car there and the Army talked him into selling it to the Army as a staff vehicle to pick up high level people at the train station etc. After the war was over, Dick Wetisel who grew up near the bank in LA and saw the car coming and going, tracked the car down by its VIN, and found it was being auctioned by the government . He purchased it and drove it home to Los Angeles from NM. He then started on a 25+ year long restoration. In 1991 Dick Waightnight purchased the car from Wetisel and after finishing the restoration took the car to Pebble Beach and won 3rd in class in 1995. The car was also shown at a CCCA event and awarded Premier Senior National First Prize. The car was then sold to the fouth owner in 1996. In the 2019 i bought that car from one of the west coast classic car specialists, what had it on sale.
I took seven months to deliver that car to the Moscow, Russia. It spent few months in the californian port and that longlasting rest damaged the paint. Then it flows another 2 or 3 months in the container on the ferry over the half of the world.

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Posted on: 2020/3/26 5:24
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Re: 1937 Super 8 Formal Sedan
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When we start to wash the car after the long jorney we did find the paint comes off the car and the car looks like it's matt.
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We did spend several weeks to make it shine again.

Posted on: 2020/3/26 5:31
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Re: 1937 Super 8 Formal Sedan
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G'day Rostman,
to PackardInfo. Think you'd be our first PackardInfo members from Moscow!

And, I invite you to include your '37 Super 8 Formal Sedan in the Packard Owner's Registry.

Posted on: 2020/3/26 7:47
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

What's this?
Put your Packard in the Packard Vehicle Registry!
Here's how!
Any questions - PM or email me at ozstatman@gmail.com
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Re: 1937 Super 8 Formal Sedan
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West Peterson
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Nice car. I hope you'll be able to buff and polish the paint back to a good shine.

Posted on: 2020/3/26 9:10
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Re: 1937 Super 8 Formal Sedan
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After the polishing car finally starts to look good and was taken to do some service.

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Posted on: 2020/3/27 8:31
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Re: 1937 Super 8 Formal Sedan
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Posted on: 2020/3/27 8:31
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Re: 1937 Super 8 Formal Sedan
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Ross
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Looking very nice--so glad it polished up and that the top wasn't damaged. Enjoy.

Posted on: 2020/3/27 11:54
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Re: 1937 Super 8 Formal Sedan
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PackardDon
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Oddly I can't get larger versions of the photos to open but from what I see in the postage stamp size versions, it looks very nice!

Posted on: 2020/3/27 21:52
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Re: 1937 Super 8 Formal Sedan
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Rostman
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The reason photos are so small is forum is always giving me some error when i'm trying to upload some photos. May be there is some solution what can fix that?

Posted on: 2020/5/12 4:07
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Posted on: 2020/5/12 4:13
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