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Old 03-23-2017, 08:33:53 AM
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I was always impressed with the stately appearance of the 1940 Packards.My wife got tired of me dragging her to the computer monitor to look at yet another one for sale somewhere.A few years ago,she came home from delivering Avon products and advised me she had found a 1940 Packard coupe only 9 miles from home ! It had been purchased at the original family's estate auction in the late '80's and had been sitting inside since.A deal was struck,some fresh gas and a license plate installed,and we drove it home! Apart from an amateur paint job years ago,it is in original unrestored condition,with 44000 miles on it. My wife has a Ford background and I'm GM.We can at least agree on this one.It's neutral !
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Old 03-23-2017, 10:09:41 AM
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That's great! It reminds me of my first car. It was a 36 Packard 120 , straight 8. I bought it when I was in high school for $75. Ron
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Old 03-23-2017, 11:23:28 AM
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Default Re: 1940 Packard 110 coupe

oldster,
YOUR wife finds YOU a PACKARD, its 9 miles from home and she says BUY IT
I only know what I am reading, but it sounds like you got things pretty good!
Love the car by the way...
Perfect car. Driver quality. Not too nice (fussy show cars are no fun) not junky, just the right kind of good looking old car to drive and enjoy.
This grade of car is usually fair to afford as well.
Thanks for posting, oh, and give your wife a hug!
Tony
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Hi Tony
It gets even better.She bought into it for 50% ! Yeah,she's a keeper. Umm-- the wife and the car !
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I started big too.I bought my first old car for $75 also.it was a 1939 Cadillac LaSalle sedan.
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The Packard's tires were getting weather checked with age so I decided to purchase a set of Coker Classic radial wide whitewalls. I had the rims sandblasted and painted (Packard Blue,of course).Rollie Guertin from Guelph came down to hand paint the triple stripes as original.That's almost a lost art !
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Recently,another 1940 Packard 110 coupe moved to this area.We got them together at a local historical show.My blue one is a business coupe,the red one is an opera coupe.The red one is an early production model.Note the different front and rear bumpers.
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