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Auction: '40 160 & '41 180 sedans, 12-21 to 12-24 Hickory, NC
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58L8134
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Sorry for the short notice, just found this link:
https://www.estatesales.net/NC/Hickory/28601/2751981

Includes a '40 160 Super Eight touring sedan and a '41 180 Custom Super formal sedan. All cars appear to have been moth-balled for years.

Steve

Posted on: 12/23 16:19
.....epigram time.....
Proud 1953 Clipper Deluxe owner.
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Re: Auction: '40 160 & '41 180 sedans, 12-21 to 12-24 Hickory, NC
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And I was just in Hickory yesterday! Doesn't matter tho, these cars are WAY above my pay scale!

Posted on: 12/23 20:21
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Re: Auction: '40 160 & '41 180 sedans, 12-21 to 12-24 Hickory, NC
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Steve (58L8134), thanks for the link. A car like this huge '41 180 Custom Super formal sedan could be a wonderful start for my next project. But my wife would only support a daily driver. That eliminates prewar cars.

Posted on: 12/25 4:38
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Re: Auction: '40 160 & '41 180 sedans, 12-21 to 12-24 Hickory, NC
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Lots of comments on the AACA website about these cars and the Seller and the prices.

Posted on: 12/25 9:27
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Re: Auction: '40 160 & '41 180 sedans, 12-21 to 12-24 Hickory, NC
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Its worth reading the comments on the AACA site regarding dormant cars advertised for optimistic prices. Both these Packards would be worthwhile projects to revive but both are going to require considerable time, attention and especially money to make them drivable again. Until the seller(s) become realistic, these cars will continue to languish.

A continually maintained drivable old car is worth two in neglected, dormant condition, to paraphrase the old bird-in-the-hand adage.

Steve

Posted on: 12/25 9:52
.....epigram time.....
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Re: Auction: '40 160 & '41 180 sedans, 12-21 to 12-24 Hickory, NC
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Good Morning Guscha...I'm wondering regarding the thinking that a Packard as a daily driver from prior to World War II is not a good idea...I would think a Packard from the late 20's or 30's would be pretty reliable...just not a freeway machine. I might be a no-no here, but I drive a 1931 Ford Model 'A' and a 1949 Packard as my daily drivers, most of the time in the cooler months of the year, here in Arizona...they both run well are are reliable rides...all they ask is to be driven...Ernie in Arizona

Posted on: 12/25 10:00
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'Miss Prudence' and the 1931 Model A Ford Tudor 'Miss Princess'
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Re: Auction: '40 160 & '41 180 sedans, 12-21 to 12-24 Hickory, NC
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Quote:
...I'm wondering regarding the thinking that a Packard as a daily driver from prior to World War II is not a good idea...

Ernie (Ernie Vitucci), always good to hear from you. To pay close attention to expectations of my wife and to attend to her wishes follows a deeper meaning beyond logic. In addition to it I take pleasure in her car favorites.
In terms of the car in question, please don't forget that a '41 180 measures almost 20 feet in length. European roads and parking spaces are unable to cope with such giants and their turning radius.
Well, when I come to consider it, then I never met someone in your neck of the woods who was using his One-Eighty as a daily driver.

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Posted on: 12/27 6:31
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Re: Auction: '40 160 & '41 180 sedans, 12-21 to 12-24 Hickory, NC
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Good Morning Guscha...I understand! Some years ago we restored a 69 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham and it fit in the garage by one inch! As parking lots in San Clemente, California began to shrink...my wife decided that she wanted a much smaller car...The Cadillac was sold and Dolores purchased a new Ford Escort Wagon...Ernie now in Arizona

Posted on: 12/27 11:25
Caretaker of the 1949-288 Deluxe Touring Sedan
'Miss Prudence' and the 1931 Model A Ford Tudor 'Miss Princess'
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