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1929 Packard Model 8
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Keith Hilton
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I recently purchased a 1929 Packard Model 8. I'm trying to figure out what model it actual is. It has wire wheels. I don't know if they were a factory option or if it is just a modification the previous owner made. I purchased the car from a dealer in Florida. I don't have any information on the previous owner.

Any help identifying the model would be appreciated.

Thanks!

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Posted on: 2023/9/30 14:37
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Re: 1929 Packard Model 8
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Just measure the wheelbase, that will identify the model.

1929 would be the Sixth Series, and the models are numbered with a 3-digit number beginning with 6. A 626 would have a 126" wheelbase; other models are the 633 (133" wb), 640 (140" wb), and 645 (145" wb). With the exception of a very limited production model known as a 626 Speedster, the 626 and 633 are the more junior models with a smaller 8-cylinder motor, the 640 and 645 are the senior models, larger displacement motor, etc.

Again with the exception of the 626 Speedster (only a handful produced), the 626 and 633 are known as the Standard Eight models, the 640 as the Custom 8, and the 645 as the DeLuxe 8.

Yes, a wire spoke wheel was available for the 6th Series but I'm not certain those on your car are authentic.

Posted on: 2023/9/30 14:57
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Re: 1929 Packard Model 8
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Thanks for the info. I will measure the wheelbase the next chance I get. I have a feeling there are a few things not original. The flying lady on the radiator doesn't look right either.

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Posted on: 2023/9/30 16:49
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Re: 1929 Packard Model 8
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The wheels look good. (Buffalo?)
The hood ornament looks a little too large to me.

Posted on: 2023/9/30 20:32
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Re: 1929 Packard Model 8
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You have a great looking car! No need to change a thing. Packard did not have a radiator cap that style in 1929. You can still get a copy of the Packard approved 1929 accessories catalogue on line, fun to see. The rear trunk is beautiful, but not period correct. They were wood, cover in a black canvas like material with ornate scaplated pointy chrome coners.

Glad to see another 1929 has survived.

Enjoy!

Posted on: 2023/9/30 21:27
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Re: 1929 Packard Model 8
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On the radiator cap, wasn't it sort of a given in the 20-early 30s time frame an owner could buy a radiator cap from outside vendors in all sorts of styles or themes to suit his wants. I have seen photos of some fairly outlandish caps and that one is tame by comparison.

Posted on: 2023/9/30 21:52
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Re: 1929 Packard Model 8
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Keith,
Congratulations! Great looking car.....
Below is what is on my 645

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Posted on: 2023/10/2 9:49
Steve P
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1929 645 Dual Cowl Phaeton
1937 120C Conv Coupe
1940 1389 Conv Coupe
1940 1377 Super 8 160 Conv Sedan
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Re: 1929 Packard Model 8
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Steve your 645 Adonis, sliding boy looks amazing I hope to find one someday.

Posted on: 2023/10/7 11:36
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