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4 hours ago, bryankazmer said:

I don't think those are factory sidemounts - that looks like a 6 cylinder 115C.  Packard didn't offer sidemounts on the six because the shorter wheelbase didn't leave enough room in front of the door when mounted at a normal height

This coupe is a 1935 Packard 120 identified by the plain front bumper with the single center bar, rear-hinged doors and the raised center hubcaps, though those hubcaps carried over for 1936.  The major change was the door hinges were changed to the front for 1936, as well as a different style bumpers with two bumper guards.  They also redesigned the side-mount hardware and placement so they don't stick up so high and ungainly as they did for 1935.

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I didn't notice the hinges, but the sidemounts still look too high to me - the top of the cover on a 1935 120 is about even with the raised belt.  These project quite a bit higher

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3 hours ago, Pilgrim65 said:

So many , surely they wouldn’t miss one , please 😊



I can smell the gas leaking while the photo was taken, 94 years later. Listen closely, and you can hear the straight cut gears clash when shifting.

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Interesting photo of the Mercedes 290.  The photo was taken at sometime after February 17, 1934.  The man is German Army enlisted, and probably is the driver assigned to the vehicle.  The German military did not institute a Driver Proficiency Badge until 23 October 1942, and there is no such badge on the man in the photo.  The German National Emblem, an embroidered eagle, on his right breast shows his uniform regulations are based on the revised uniform standard for insignia, but his uniform blouse is the older 8-button model, not the newer 5-buttom type instituted in 1936.  The Mercedes probably was the transportation for a general officer.  There is a small flag staff for a pennant on the right fender.

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So, anyone remember the green one up for auction in the last year?  Wonder what it went for.   I got yelled at when I said I was going to bid on it.

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3 minutes ago, twin6 said:

A different Ed, I'm sure.

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That would make it a “special”.........or as we say around here...........”Special Ed’s Roadster.” Sure wish I could claim it as mine..........late twin six chopped custom? Well done for the time. 

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2 hours ago, twin6 said:

A different Ed, I'm sure.

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Body could very well be by Don Lee of California who did a lot of this type of coach work in that era. I have a sales catalog that Don Lee issued of their creations, listing owners , showing current examples etc. here in my library someplace. 

It was rare for a coach builder to mention who customers were and their location but Brunn did so on a regular basis in a simple folder. These are great to pin point who, what, where when and see the cars as built not overloaded with accessories like so many of the restored cars now have to reflect the nature of their current owners.

I will be quiet for a while, trying to get a major story, with period photos finished on pre WWII European Motor Shows . It just never ends, to much stuff.....

Walt

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19 hours ago, alsancle said:

I'm not a brass guy but I would be OK owning this one.  😀

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Anyone know what this is ?  Similar but not quite the same as the factory bodywork my Staver Chicago project would have had when it was new.

 

 

 

Greg

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11 minutes ago, 1912Staver said:

 

 

Anyone know what this is ?  Similar but not quite the same as the factory bodywork my Staver Chicago project would have had when it was new.

 

 

 

Greg

It appears to have an "H" on the hub cap.

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1 hour ago, LCK81403 said:

IMHO Lady Bird Johnson did us wrong when she had fences put up around interesting scenes like this.

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Bottom picture definitely not an American junk yard.  It is a breaker's yard somewhere in Old Blighty.

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