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1282 [ 1700 ] Six 4 Door Touring Sedan

Model Information
YEAR:
1939
SERIES:
17th
MODEL BODY:
1282
MODEL CHASSIS:
1700
MODEL NAME:
Six 4 Door Touring Sedan
VIN NUMBER:
1282-15760
THEFT NUMBER:
512231
BRIGGS/OTHER NUM:
*MISSING*
General Information
STATUS:
Current Owner
STATUS DATE:
ACQUIRED WHERE:
Vancouver, B.C. Canada
ACQUIRED DATE:
03/18/2016
ACQUIRED CONDITION:
Fair
OWNER:
Packard Newbie
OWNED LOCATION:
Coalmont, B.C., Canada
OWNED CONDITION:
Good
ORG DEALERSHIP:
PMC Co New York
DELIVERED DATE:
06/07/1939
Interior Information Exterior Information
INTERIOR CODE:
PAINT CODE:
PAINT NAME:
INTERIOR DESCRIPTION:
Completely redone professionally (seats re-upholstered, headliner replaced, door panels new, floor carpet replaced, all metal trim repainted)
EXTERIOR DESCRIPTION:
Bodywork completed at body shop, would rate very good to excellent; paint is good, with minor imperfections - perfect for a 'driver'.
Drivetrain Information
ENGINE:
Six
ENGINE SERIAL:
B23002A
TRANSMISSION:
3-Speed Column Shift No OD
Other Information
OPTIONAL EQUIPTMENT:
Banjo steering wheel, clock, 2-bar
deluxe front bumper and I have added a
nice set of 1940 parking lights. Some on
the site voiced disapproval of these as
being unauthentic, but correct '39
parking lights are both very scarce and
expensive, so I opted for the more
available '40's units instead. I am told
Packard even recommended this to '39
owners in 1940, as that was the first
year they became standard equipment. I
have also changed the tires over to
Coker radials, which does a great deal
to improve handling and ride.
VEHICLE HISTORY/
PROJECT STATUS:
VEHICLE HISTORY: (from my purchase date of March, 2016)

Complete provenance unknown. Previous owner had it for 10 years; in the
info that came with the car, two more owners dated it back to the 70's.
Nothing prior to that.
Previous owner purchased from a body shop. Apparently they did the
bodywork, paint job and interior refurbish.
Car came to me with serious steering issues and, not having been run very
much, some carb problems. Currently rebuilding steering box and intend on
replacing the carb with a rebuilt.
After that, there are a number of minor fixes and refurbishes needed to
really put the car back in 'all-working-condition' and I will eventually
repaint it, although the current paint is absolutely acceptable as a
'driver' car.
As of October, 2018: After owning this car for 2 1/2 years and
unsuccessfully trying to diagnose and repair a persistent stalling problem,
I decided to remove the engine and have it professionally rebuilt. At time
of writing it is 'in process' at an engine rebuild specialist and my hope
is that this will solve my running problems and allow me to drive and enjoy
the car as was intended when I bought her. In attempting to identify the
root cause of the stalling issue, I have replaced or rebuilt nearly
everything under the hood, and although I realize this is 'bad mechanics',
I will at least have a very new and current power plant when the engine
comes back from rebuild. New carb, distributor, fuel pump, plugs, wires,
coil, voltage regulator, water pump, thermostat, re-cored rad are all
things that, while they did nothing to alter the stalling, will serve well
to compliment the freshly rebuilt motor, and hopefully give me some
trouble-free cruising miles. I am also rebuilding the transmission while it
is out of the car. I'd love to go to an overdrive, but the costs of all of
the above have stretched my 'retired budget' to max and that will have to
wait until sometime 'down the road'.
As of May 1st 2019: Rebuilt motor reinstalled and car runs beautifully! Have
enjoyed quite a few hundred miles of various road trips around my area. The
car is a joy to drive, nimble, handles and steers quite well and, of
course, gets lots of looky-loos, oohs and aahs!!! LOL.
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