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http://photos.aaca.org/data/500/38_Packard_12_2XA.jpg Click once after opening.

I can see this is going to be a fun model to photograph, but it's still hard to imagine that it's only 5" long.

Just wish I'd noticed the scraped running board before shooting it (since corrected), the 1/43rd scale

beauty was produced recently by IXO Models. The backdrop is a fine old home in Hancock Park,

Los Angeles taken in January.

38_Packard_12_1BWXA.jpg

http://photos.aaca.org/data/500/38_Packard_12_1BWXA.jpg

It's kinda fun to play around with B&W too, since it's only a click away...

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From: <span style="font-style: italic">The Making of Modern Michigan</span> Digital Collections;

"8x10 black and white Packard Co. file photograph of a 1938 Packard three-quarter left front view, top folded,

on display in showroom. Inscribed on photo back: Packard twelve, sixteenth series, model 1607, 12-cylinder,

175-horsepower, 134.375-inch wheelbase, 5-person convertible victoria (body type #1127), note dual white

sidewall tires, fender wells, 6-wheels, radio aerial located beneath running board, pelican emblem, deluxe

steering wheel. setting: showroom of Detroit Branch 574 East Jefferson Ave Detroit, Mich."

I have a sheaf of papers from when my great-uncle bought a new '49 Packard Coupe from the Jefferson

Ave. showroom above; everything from when he made the deposit, bill of sale, window sticker, all the

body work for several years, etc. It must have meant something to him 'cause he kept it all those years,

and now it means something to me.

Enjoy,

TG

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