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Old Packards at farm auction, July 13, Augusta, WI -FYI

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Old Packards being sold at farm action in Augusta, WI on July 13.  Web site:Jerry Andrews Auctions, EauClaire, WI has info. This is info for Packard lovers.  I'm a car guy but not Packards.

Ron

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The silverbacks here will tell you those care are worthless since it would cost more to restore them than what they would sell for when done. "Beware the Philistine who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing".

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The complete '31 is an 845 seven-passenger sedan or sedan-limousine, factory bodied.  The other appears to be an All-Weather Town Car possibly by LeBaron, or the in-house custom-body department which started in 1930 to bring more of that lucrative business under Packard control.  It could be Rollston as well.

 

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IMG_4489.JPGIs that a V'd windshield for the Town Car on the floor? 

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5 minutes ago, 1937hd45 said:

IMG_4489.JPGIs that a V'd windshield for the Town Car on the floor? 

If the v'd windshield is for this town car, it is probably a Dietrich. LeBaron was not known for v'd winshields.

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Is the Packard woody wagon too far gone to be restored?

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It's not too far gone,  but there are several for sale that could be had for less than the cost of the wood work on that one.  A member had one here not long ago and it was much better with a very nice original interior that he had a tough time selling for what seemed like very reasonable money.  The woody market seems to be down and the cost of restoration way up.  Not a good formula. 

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Terry, that car will sell for a song..................

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Posted (edited)
14 hours ago, Restorer32 said:

The silverbacks here will tell you those care are worthless since it would cost more to restore them than what they would sell for when done. "Beware the Philistine who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing".

Nope - they are very well worth doing !!!  

 

What you are looking at are two 845 top of the line LWB Series cars (a Limousine or 7 Passenger and a Open Front Town car) that are rare as all get out in any condition - both are very worth doing, but realistically you may need both to make one - or find a stash of parts - or another parts car.  The parts supply for Senior Series Cars is pretty stretched thin (645, 745, and 845, as well as 640, 740, and 840) - so look in all the corners of the garage and make sure you get all the parts that belong on each car. 

 

The  woody wagon is worthy too

 

An the 400 Hardtop looks respectable enough as well all be it may have a little rust in the rockers. 

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Could not find a town car with the correct windshield... Looking at the pictures I could not see the cowl...this is a 32

 

Image result for Dietrich 1931 packard town car

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Of all the cars I have been involved in I consider the 840 Roadster with the '32 update to be one of,  if not thee,  most beautiful.  I don't know how you could improve on the lines. A bit impractical maybe.

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John Mereness, thank you for not immediately bringing resale value into the equation. "Worthy" is the perfect word to use.

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Posted (edited)

Could the Town Car be a 34?

 

“This Rollston has a split windshield and to my understanding, Rollston made two of these town car bodies in ’34,” Laferriere said. 

 

http://www.vanderbiltcupraces.com/blog/article/old_cars_weekly_vanderbilt_packard_found...again

 

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Windshield looks correct, notice the curve on the lower edge, and the double glass on the bottom, guess we found the second car...

 

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Sure looks like the same wheels....

 

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Unless the regular sedan sells for big money,  you would be foolish to not buy it with the town car. Even then may be worth the money.   Something you will probably kick yourself  for forever.  Again remember any parts you don't get will need to be bought for a premium plus later if even available. 

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I doubt the town car is a '34 since it has a flat radiator grill.  

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The vertical V-windshield was a Rollston town car detail that began in the late 1920's period, would be correct for this 845.  Recall that as the Depression took hold, custom coachbuilders found themselves with stocks of unsold bodies in the white, especially formal styles, as the wealthly began to shy away from conspicuous displays of wealth.

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This is close to what we are probably looking at all be it the belt molding is different (also if the hood with the louvers on it in the barn corner is really for the car then it is not an 845 as the 845 would have hood doors verse louvers:

 

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so i bought the 49 woody, the 55 400, and the mid engine air cooled 1940 white horse, while my friend bought the 2 31 packards. he will be heading the the packard nationals to find parts and view any archives for them two. the regular sedan has period pinstripping and the owners initials on the door.

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So was there a bidding frenzy on any of the cars or were the sales just kind of Ho Hum?

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Just tell us what they sold for please. It's not a state secret.

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Yes, does anyone know the selling prices?

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