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  1. Is there a body tag somewhere?
  2. Good friend is trying to figure what model Packard he is trying to buy. It's a 1927 (no pics) open car. How can he/we tell exactly what model it is, like 426,526 etc.?
  3. cooter9

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    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: tbirdman</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Me thinks the topic has run it's course </div></div> agreed
  4. cooter9

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    Quite honestly after reading back over all the posts in this thread I'm not sure anyone can really define what exactly a true Phaeton is. It just seems so open to interpretation.
  5. cooter9

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    My goodness, it appears there is a lot of interpretation in this area that isn't very easy to interpret.
  6. cooter9

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    I found this definition on the Packard club website. That Ebay Packard appeared to be a real Phaeton by this definition. http://packardclub.org/ If the link doesn't take you straight there just go to the body types and you'll find it there.
  7. cooter9

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    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: tbirdman</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: cooter9</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: West Peterson</div><div class="ubbcode-body">David If your car doesn't have jump seats, which it appears that it doesn't, it is a phaeton. I'm not sure what the word "sport" would add or mean, except that some manufacturers used the term. The body on your car appears to be the same as those that have the dual-cowl set-up. </div></div> So if the Ebay car didn't have jump seats it would be considered a Phaeton? </div></div> Yes. If it had a dual cowl body then it would be called a sport phaeton or a dual cowl phaeton. </div></div> Bear with me, so there is a plain Phaeton, sport Phaeton and dual cowl Phaeton, right? The plain is identified by the absence of jump seats?
  8. cooter9

    Ebay Packard

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: West Peterson</div><div class="ubbcode-body">David If your car doesn't have jump seats, which it appears that it doesn't, it is a phaeton. I'm not sure what the word "sport" would add or mean, except that some manufacturers used the term. The body on your car appears to be the same as those that have the dual-cowl set-up. </div></div> So if the Ebay car didn't have jump seats it would be considered a Phaeton?
  9. cooter9

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    I noticed the one Ebay had some kind of divider window right at the top of the back rest of the front seat, it divided the front from the back. It was supported and within a really nice fancy chrome structure that looked as if it could swing back and forth. Really fascinating, the seemingly endless different things to each of these glorious old Packards is so neat to me.
  10. cooter9

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    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: West Peterson</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Correct, Ken. The body of an open touring extends well past the rear axle, while on a phaeton, the body ends at or soon after the rear axle. They are not as desirable as a phaeton, thus the extensive price difference. Some companies didn't have phaetons and called their "touring" cars "phaetons," which may confuse the situation... but, a touring by any other name, is still a touring. The car on eBay was definitely NOT a phaeton, thus the relatively low price. Nice car, though, and probably should have sold for more than that. </div></div> This Phaeton definition has got me a little confused. I found this pic of a 1927 426 Phaeton. The one on Ebay seems to have a body that ends very soon after the rear axle like you described a true Phaeton did. Isn't there one true way to know if it's a Packard Phaeton? I also think the one on Ebay should have sold for more, it was really restored nicely and in my opinion was worth much more. http://mmm.lib.msu.edu/search/record.cfm?i=EB01e699
  11. cooter9

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    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: trimacar</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Hi- I have always thought that a phaeton and a touring are the same, in old car talk; a four door open car with no roll up windows (i.e. no windows contained within the doors). Then the sub-set of that definition is a dual windshield (a regular touring/phaeton with a pop-up or stationary windshield for rear seat) and a dual cowl (a separate metal piece forming a base for the rear windshield, usually hinged to raise thus allowing better access to rear seat; on a dual cowl the windshield would be fixed, not pop-up). Here is an interesting reference for car terms: http://www.buyclassiccars.com/glossary.asp Whatever you call it, put the top down and have fun with it! By the way, that looks like a very nice buy on an open Packard, if it really sold at that price. </div></div> That particular Phaeton was a 6 cyl. but still a very desirable Packard Phaeton indeed.
  12. cooter9

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    Man, that Packard didn't last long, the auction has already ended and the car sold.
  13. cooter9

    Ebay Packard

    Looks like a pretty nice pre-war open Packard. How do you know it's a Phaeton? And what do you guys think she will go for? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cars-Trucks___1927-Packard-Phaeton-426_W0QQitemZ320349458246QQddnZCarsQ20Q26Q20TrucksQQddiZ2282QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_Cars_Trucks?hash=item320349458246&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245&_trkparms=65%3A7%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318
  14. I don't know if it's the same one but there is one in Hemmings for $115K! Man, that seems way higher than what you guys are stating. I thought a #2 condition 1930 Packard 740 coupe was in the $65K-$80K range.
  15. I was just curious about the start up procedure for a Packard 12 if it was any different than the 8. I was watching the 35 Packard 12 that sold on Ebay and wondered how you start that thing. Anyone know the correct way for a novice like me?
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