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22 -23 series ID question
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There is a discussion on the PAC forum about a recent auction purchase. The auction photos and numbers provided by the new owner appear to be for a 22nd series eight with the question of it being renumbered or actually a 22nd made for sale as a 49 still unresolved.

The interesting part is the discussion went into build slips and I gave information on where they had been found by others. The owner looked and posted a photo of one he said he found which appears to be wrong for the car. I have asked where in the car he found it and am still awaiting an answer.

EDIT. Just got a response and it was found at the gas tank so conceivably the tank came from the other car so that would explain how that slip came to be with the car.

Now for the interesting part. The way I interpret the build slip it is for a 23rd series and with a low sequence number and the use of paint code R which paint code info in Bob Neal's book saying was only used on 1550 23rd series anniversary gold cars would seem to indicate it is for one of those special cars. There is one number at the first entry of the slip I cannot interpret. Maybe someone here could.

Would any of the 22-23 guys like to look at the postings and offer suggestions or corrections on whether I am wrong in my interpretation of the slip and if it actually did come from an anniversary car.

https://www.packardclub.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&p=30527#p30516

Posted on: 2023/10/7 11:28
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Re: 22 -23 series ID question
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Howard, there are ¾ left & right rear photos in the auction listing . . . take note of the size of the rear window. To my eye that’s a 22nd series body . . . the 23rd series rear window is much larger.

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Posted on: 2023/10/7 12:18
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Re: 22 -23 series ID question
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Without doubt that body is a 22nd Series.

Posted on: 2023/10/7 14:23
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Re: 22 -23 series ID question
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Agree the car is a 22nd series and numbers on the car are the correct ones but more curious now if the build slip found in the car could be from one of the anniversary cars and the way it got into that car is probably from a transplanted fuel tank.. Anyone know what the first numerical item 1706 might designate?

Posted on: 2023/10/7 14:26
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Re: 22 -23 series ID question
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Minor aside: when I was an early teenager, my grandfather had a couple of 22 series cars and a 23 series super. I told him that I had trouble telling the difference. Not a man given to remarkable patience, he nevertheless and without parking 2 side-by-side gave me a walk-around and pointed out all the differences. For me, it was truly a case of one-trial learning.


You can't see until you can see . . . .

Posted on: 2023/10/8 7:01
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Re: 22 -23 series ID question
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besides the gas tank location, sometimes the slip was on top of the glove box. Was that checked also?

Posted on: 2023/10/8 7:17
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Re: 22 -23 series ID question
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Quote:

HH56 wrote:
...Anyone know what the first numerical item 1706 might designate?


To the best of my knowledge, no one has come up with the meaning of those first four digits found on the gas tank build slip. My '49 22nd series shows 9735 and my '49 23rd series shows 67xx (last two digits are not legible).

Posted on: 2023/10/15 10:45
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