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Diecast
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moodydavid16
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Does anybody know where I can buy a 1948 Packard Super Eight Sedan diecast model car?
I’ve been looking for a while now with no success, any help is appreciated.

Posted on: 6/13 14:44
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22nd-23rd series cars were resin cast (not diecast) in HO (1/87)

Posted on: 6/13 20:14
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Thank you for the information. I’ll probably get one of those then. Do you know where I could buy one?

Posted on: 6/13 23:15
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I think you'll need to use Ebay, main market is model trains. They made multiple body styles - convt, 2 dr, 4 dr, lwb. They are of course unfinished but the only assembly required is to put the wheels on.

Posted on: 6/14 7:49
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Contact the guy at DIECASM. He sells a wide variety of die cast models. He may not have one, but may be able to direct you to a source. I bought some very nice prewar Packard models from him. Also try Brooklin Models. I have several of their 1/43 Packard models. Franklin Mint and Danbury Mint used to make some nice 1/24 stuff but are only doing 1/18 now. There are others out there tool

Posted on: 6/14 12:06
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Frontier Resin did a 1/25 22nd series Custom 8 convertible.

Posted on: 6/14 14:23
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Brooklin has a 1948 Limousine (which they incorrectly call a Clipper) and there may be others too.

Posted on: 6/14 14:56
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You might want to look for some vintage toys. The new 1948 Packards attracted quite a bit of interest from toymakers of the era and some really nice ones were produced. Here are some examples from my collection. All of these toys are over 70 years old.

The yellow car in the first photo was produced by Conway. The headlights light up from a "D" cell battery. There was powered version of this toy which had a spring wound motor. The grey car is a die cast model by a company called MasterCaster. Reportedly, these were made for Packard dealerships as a promotional tool. I've seen these in other colors, including gold for Packard's Golden Anniversary in 1949.

The Marx company was once the world's largest toymaker. During the 1940's they produced three different 22nd series Packard toys, the Fire Chief car, the Dick Tracy car and the flip-top convertible. The Fire Chief and the Dick Tracy cars were very similar to each other and use the same molds. Unfortunately, my Dick Tracy car is in rather poor condition and is missing its windshield and the driver. The smaller flip top model had an upper portion that was lithographed tin with the lower body being plastic. The upper portion could be flipped so that the toy could be played with as an open convertible or with the top up.

The Hubley Company of Lancaster, PA was a leading toymaker for many years. They actually started out in the 1890's making cast iron toys, but switched to die cast in the 1930's. They also introduced plastic toys after World War II. In 1949, they introduced a series of plastic toy cars modeled after the 22nd series Packards. These were sold in play sets that included multiple cars and apparently were not sold as individual units. There were three versions: a Fire Chief car, a taxi and a standard sedan. One such play set included four Hubley Packards on a die cast toy car carrier known as the Hubley Motor Transport. Hubley marketed the Transport toy for a number of years, but perhaps reflecting Packard's decline, in 1952 the cars were replaced with Cadillacs. In the 1960's, Hubley would become known in the car hobby for producing an excellent line of die cast metal kits of vintage cars, including Model A Fords, 1932 Chevrolets 1930 Packards and 1932 Duesenberg SJ's. I loved these models as a child and credit them with sparking my enthusiasm for antique and classic cars, especially Packards.

Finally, here is another Fire Chief car by a company called Saunders. It only sort of looks like a Packard, so I'll let readers decide if you think it should be included.

Hope you enjoy these photos from my toy collection.

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Posted on: 6/14 21:34
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If you like 1:43 scale die cast cars, the popular Brooklin Models range had a 1950 Deluxe Eight that was in production until 2009, but that's as close to a 1948 sedan that I know of. Brooklin made a Station Sedan variant, the aforementioned Custom limousine, and even a couple of Henney bodied hearse and ambulance versions.

Most if not all of them were packaged with a separate cormorant/pelican hood ornament that you would attach yourself with a white glue like Elmer's.

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Posted on: 6/15 15:25
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Thank you all for your help, once again being my saving grace. I think I found one that I’m gonna try to get. Once again thank you all your help is much appreciated.

Posted on: 6/15 20:18
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