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Re: Starting Serial Numbers
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What year did they start the BodyNumber-#### VN format?

Posted on: 2021/2/19 16:37
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Re: Starting Serial Numbers
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As noted previously in this thread, the 9th Series (1932) was the first to used the new body type- production number format from the get-go. Some late 8th Series apparently were also so numbered.

Posted on: 2021/2/19 17:57
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Re: Starting Serial Numbers
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Sorry, I missed that the first time. Was that info I posted on your car correct?

Posted on: 2021/2/19 19:16
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Re: Starting Serial Numbers
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It appears to be correct though the 11th Series Eight car line had 2 5-passenger sedans, and 1100 and an 1101 (body type 713) on a slightly longer wheelbase, not sure which one the photo is.

Posted on: 2021/2/19 19:37
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Re: Starting Serial Numbers
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You'll now see a "Packard Decoder" option on the Main Menu now. It should work for Vehicle Numbers 1932-1956 and Engine Serial Numbers 1899-1956.

This is in complete 'beta' testing mode, as I find more gotchas and things I have to still account for. I still need to add some more info for that gets returned with the Engine results to show relative models for which that engine is applicable. But that's code to write on another day.

Give it a try and let me know if it works or what doesnt.

Posted on: 2021/2/19 20:40
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Re: Starting Serial Numbers
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do you have any information on how many 1934 1100 standard eight 703's were made?

if my tag has 703 892, that means it was # 881 car produced in this series? (because i subtract 11 from the number?)

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Posted on: 1/25 11:19
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Re: Starting Serial Numbers
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Based on the highest known surviving vehicle number, the production of the 1100 703 was just over 2600 units. Car #2637 is mentioned in the Board Meeting Minutes as being delivered to "engineering".

Your car is the 882nd, you should substract 10. I have it in my inventory as having theft-proof # 178811.

Correctly, the model is the "Eight", the prefix "Standard" was dropped after 1932.

I have a particular interest in the 1100s, having owned mine since 1963 and driven it nearly 40,000 miles since. Care to share some details about yours?

Posted on: 1/25 12:54
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I have verified the theft proof number. Thank you for that and we can relax now that it was never stolen :).
There were a few things done before I got her. The oil cooler was removed and plugged/plated off and I put a copper line for circulation. I saw that you mentioned it looked undersized and I hope to correct that very soon. The interior was replaced and is now a very nice vinyl but I think, not original. She was dead and had not been running for more than a decade when I got her but I got her back to life again. She runs really well and is a classic beauty. I have appreciated her natural age and didnt want to disturb any more of the originality and patina of the years that I so appreciate and enjoy in her so I havent done a lot to her cosmetically. I'm getting to an age and economy that I need to start scaling down so I have listed her for sale and hope to find someone soon that will have the enjoyment that I have had.

Posted on: 1/25 16:50
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I just checked the decoder and it worked for our 1937 production 1500, but it does not work for our custom LeBaron which is 1502-216.
I can't speak for ALL years, but I know that in in 1935-39 era, a chassis shipped to a custom body builder just reflected the wheelbase with the Series nomenclature.
For the 1937 Fifteenth Series there would be 1500-2xx, 1501-2xx, and 1502-2xx for the Super-Eights, and 1506-2xx, 1507-2xx, and 1508-2xx for the Twelves.

Posted on: 1/25 22:39
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