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Difference in 34 1101 & 1104?


TG57Roadmaster

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Two questions. Where is the difference in wheelbase of the '34 Series 1101 (136")

and the 1104 Super & 1107 Twelve (both 142")?

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Larger, 1101 Eight, Model 719 Coupe Roadster

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Twelve Coupe Roadster

These are both Standard-equipped cars with single rear-mounted spare;

is the wheelbase difference from the cowl forward?

Also, does anyone know the number of 1101 Eight, Model 719

Coupe Roadsters produced?

Many thanks in advance,

TG

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All Packard Convertible Coupe body shells are identical from 1932-1934 so the wheelbase difference is from the cowl forward. The convertible top assemblies are likewise identical. The only exceptions are the 1932 900 and the 1933 1001 which shared a somewhat smaller body and top assembly. Again, all the "big bodied" convertible coupes shared the same body shell. This body shell was also shared by the 1934 2-4 passenger coupe. Trim items, dash, garnish moldings etc differ but a 1932 902 body shell is identical to, say, a 1934 12 body shell. Likewise all Packard 4 door convertible bodies from 1932-1934 are the same.

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Thanks R32,

...For clearing up my confusion. The '34 Sales Portfolio on www.packardinfo.com showed only Super 8 & Twelve body diagrams, which had the same dimensions. I figured the Eight was the same, but wanted confirmation.

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Larger, click once after opening to enlarge.

Regards,

TG

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Or, as others put it, there's no replacement for displacement. Biggest mistake of my car collecting life, there was a 1933 Packard V-12 convertible coupe in my home town of Alexandria, Louisiana. This would have been mid-1970's. I tried to buy it, couldn't, he finally sold it to a darn dealer in Arkansas. It was a wonderful original car, always wondered where it is now. If anyone knows of such a car that went through a dealer in Little Rock, let me know.

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Or, as others put it, there's no replacement for displacement. Biggest mistake of my car collecting life, there was a 1933 Packard V-12 convertible coupe in my home town of Alexandria, Louisiana. This would have been mid-1970's. I tried to buy it, couldn't, he finally sold it to a darn dealer in Arkansas. It was a wonderful original car, always wondered where it is now. If anyone knows of such a car that went through a dealer in Little Rock, let me know.

I don't know the car but the two most likely suspects to have dealt in a car like that, in that time frame, were:

Charlie Bronson - Now deceased

Jim Cogdell - Not sure if he is still in the hobby or not.

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