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SOLD - 1934 Packard Eight 1101 Coupe for sale

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I have a 1934 Packard Eight 1101 Coupe for sale. This Eleventh Series Packard is partway through the restoration. This is a well cared for car with only  14000 original miles and considered a full classic by the AACA. This is a rare model with no sidemounts and a rear mounted spare. This combination gives the car free flowing lines without the side mounts breaking up the design. There is no rust pitting on the chassis and the body sheetmetal is in very good condition. All the wood in the car is intact and solid, no need to replace any of it. The 319ci inline 8 engine, transmission, 136.25" wheelbase chassis and rear differential have all been completely rebuilt/restored. There has also been some chroming of misc parts done. The fenders, running boards and doors all need some work yet. The doors have a very small amount of rust to be repaired and the wood is perfect. The running boards need rebuilt as they are rusty and the fenders have the usual dings and a small amount of rust. The car was originally Bruce Blue Pearlite, Packard called this their “semi-luminous color” The interior is the Standard Laidlaw Broadcloth, it is a bluish gray. The rumble seat still has the original dark blue paint on it. This Packard does run and drive and tires have virtually no miles on them.  A very advanced car of its day with adjustable ride control, self oiling chassis and power brakes. If you know your Packards then you are aware that most believe 1934 is the height of styling for this marque and these 1934 “project” Packards in good condition rarely come up for sale. Don’t miss out on this opportunity, these coupes are selling for well over $100K restored and this one is over halfway there! Asking $65K

 

 

 

You can contact me at 8one5-2five2-7two4seven -  calls only. 

 

Here is a link to more pictures - https://www.flickr.com/photos/71673757@N03/albums/72157692712912005

 

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I like the car, but don't want quite that type of project. Your photos show some other interesting cars in the shop. Any of those for sale? Perhaps the Cadillac in the photo you posted here?

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34 is the quintessential year for the Packard coupe.  For some reason it was the only year they thought it was a good idea to rake the windshield and keep it low.

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Its interesting the restorer chose to paint the body and chassis before the fenders, aprons  and running boards were rebuilt and refitted. Usually the fenders are hammered out and repaired before they are removed .At least this is how I do it. .

With that said, this is a very desirable car and would be fun to finish up.

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Btw,  good job with the photos.  The only way to sell a disassembled project is to try to inventory as much as possible.   Always amazing to me that people try to sell stuff with a few grainy pictures.

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I’m not sure why the body was painted considering the amount of work still necessary to finish it off.  Most of the metal at the bottom  needs repairing or replacing.  It appears what has been done has been sitting for some time.  Why not paint it the original color?   I think the dark blue would really set this car off.  When they say it’s part way through the restoration do they mean ten percent?  This is a rare and desirable car, but it really needs everything.  All the chrome I see needs to be redone.  Fenders, running boards, aprons and other sheet metal needs to be repaired, new upholstery installed and the millions of little things we all know and love.  The motor and chassis have been done, but by whom.  Receipts?  How long ago?  How old are the tires and why were they mounted on unpainted wheels?  I’m not knocking this car - I’d love to own it and the seller has provided enough pictures to give an honest depiction of the full nature of the project, which is a big one.  There was a nice driver quality coupe exactly like this for sale on this site for 110 grand a year ago.  How far would 45 thousand get you toward making this a driver?  And did that seller get his 110?

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15 hours ago, George Smolinski said:

I like the car, but don't want quite that type of project. Your photos show some other interesting cars in the shop. Any of those for sale? Perhaps the Cadillac in the photo you posted here?

 

 

Sorry, the caddy is already sold.

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More proof that if you want to sell a car, hide it in the background of a photo of a car you don't want to sell. For instance, this is how to sell a yellow and brown 1934 Hudson Terraplane coupe or Melanie's 1956 Chrysler wagon, but not a 1955 Chevy Nomad:

 

For sale, 1955 Chevrolet Nomad. Body-off restoration, runs and drives great. Mostly stock except wheels. $65,000

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15 hours ago, Matt Harwood said:

More proof that if you want to sell a car, hide it in the background of a photo of a car you don't want to sell.

I believe I'll try that on the next car I sell. I've asked on other cars & once in a blue moon, the one in the background is for sale & I've bought some like that.

 

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On 1/2/2020 at 10:06 AM, Taylormade said:

 Why not paint it the original color? 

Probably has been painted an original two offered colors - looks to me like very traditional early 30's colors (kind of nice and different, but that said not to everyone taste today.  

 

I have an unrestored 1936 Auburn 852 Phaeton in the garage that was Neptune Blue - looks exactly like it sounds too

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On 1/2/2020 at 8:12 AM, mikewest said:

Its interesting the restorer chose to paint the body and chassis before the fenders, aprons  and running boards were rebuilt and refitted. Usually the fenders are hammered out and repaired before they are removed .At least this is how I do it. .

With that said, this is a very desirable car and would be fun to finish up.

 

I got the Packard as an unfinished project from a friend of the person who was restoring it, That person had passed. Apparently the restorer had an affinity for green, hence the colors you see. The only thing I can think of as to why he had started with the body is that it had the least amount of work to do to it. The metal and wood are in good condition. There are a few spots on the lower metal areas that need attention but nothing major.

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