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Re: I was offered to buy a 1948 Packard and have some questions
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Tim Cole
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Hmm, Do you even like the car?

In my old age I find myself liking the postwar stuff more and more. I guess because modern cars are so ugly. But beauty has its pitfalls as a lot of beauty is a pain in the ass to live with.

My suggestion is to seek out someone with a similar car and see if they will take you for a ride in the thing. Maybe that dealer has a running car that can do the same.

Posted on: 12/20 19:13
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Re: I was offered to buy a 1948 Packard and have some questions
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Mark Anderson
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I appreciate everyone's help. I will post any further information or developments. again, Thank you.

Posted on: 1/4 14:41
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Re: I was offered to buy a 1948 Packard and have some questions
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PackardDon
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Mark, whether you buy this Packard or another, you’ll probably get more help than for any other make of car! BigKev and the members here are truly outstanding with a shared knowledge and expertise on just about every aspect, year and model of these fine cars.

Posted on: 1/4 14:52
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Re: I was offered to buy a 1948 Packard and have some questions
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Ernie Vitucci
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Good Morning Mark...I have driven a 23rd series Deluxe with a 288 engine for 10 years and find it delightful...Took quite a bit of work to sort it out in the beginning...look in the Vehicle Registry for our Packard and there is a list of everything that we did to her to make her happy. Ernie in Arizona

Posted on: 1/5 13:35
Caretaker of the 1949-288 Deluxe Touring Sedan
'Miss Prudence' and the 1931 Model A Ford Tudor 'Miss Princess'
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Re: I was offered to buy a 1948 Packard and have some questions
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58L8134
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Mark

Here is another example of a 23rd Series Super Eight that would be an excellent choice for a Packard you can enjoy immediately:
https://forums.aaca.org/topic/370328-f ... w-photos/#comment-2317074

Unless you have the skills and facilities to perform the restoration work necessary and the time to do so, buying an example such as this is far more cost-effective now. Good luck with your search.

Steve

Posted on: 1/9 14:21
.....epigram time.....
Proud 1953 Clipper Deluxe owner.
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Re: I was offered to buy a 1948 Packard and have some questions
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kevinpackard
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That's a nice 1950 on the ACAA forums. A little pricey, but looks really nice on the outside and interior. That's a lot of expensive work doesn't need to be done here.

-Kevin

Posted on: 1/9 20:50
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