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Art & Inspiration 1937 Packard motorhome

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mgtstumpy, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
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    Just had these sent to me. Original 1 of 1 1937 Packard motor home.
    Bought for $16K about 10 months ago. It had been in a garage for many many years.

    All original, washed and polished, waxed with a coat of clear applied. Some minor engine work and it started right up. 40K original miles. Owner was offered $300K however declined.
    Packard 4.jpg
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    Packard 2.jpg
    Packard 3.jpg
    Packard 5.jpg
     
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  2. Oh hell yes!
    I love this thing, its ugly as sin, and so damn cool for it.
    This will get the Packard guys fizzin.
     
  3. Grahamsc
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    from Colorado

    If morticians designed motorhomes:D
     
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  4. That Packard is as cool as can be but turning down a 284 grand profit is insane. HRP
     
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  5. khead47
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    Too kool for words!
     
  6. Wow, that's awesome.....and yes....that thing would have disappeared like a fart in the wind, if I was offered 300k......would have even let him bang the wife......but then again, good for him !!!!! He likely has more money then most, maybe ?? Or a better looking wife.....
     
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  7. retromotors
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    Very cool!
    I love it.:cool:
     
  8. Bubba1955
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    Wow !!...I love it.
    And at $16K a real deal.
    But I have to admit, if I paid $16K for it and somebody offered me $300K I would have sold it, paid off the mortgage on the house and every other bill I had and used the rest to start another project.
     
  9. spooler41
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    This one reminds me of a'39 Dodge short bus I had in the '70's.
    It was about 17' from firewall to the inside of the back door
    and was totally outfitted. Powered by a 394 Olds -TH 400 with
    a two speed rearend. Spent many week ends in that thing and
    always had a good time.

    .....................Jack
     
  10. That thing is cool as hell. Looks like the owner is using it too.
     
  11. Now that's a "shaging wagon" huh?
     
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  12. Very neat conversion, but wow $300K and not sold? I am with the rest, would have a new owner and i would have a nice pile of cash.
     
  13. Maybe 300 was a stupid lowball compared to its true worth.
    I have no idea but there can't be that many people who want it at 30gs let alone 300gs
     
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  14. DRUGASM
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    Definately cooler and more unique than a Vanagon at the beach. That's a sweet ride.
     
  15. 49ratfink
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    from California

    wonder if this is the same one? Packard.jpg
     
  16. OLLIN
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    That's one of the coolest things I've ever seen.

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  17. frank spittle
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    The only difference I can find is the parking lights on the front fenders. Either it's the same Packard or there was more than one built.
     
  18. Dave B.
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    I'm not a motorhome fan, but I'd definitely let that one stay in my garage! For $16k, mgtstumpy got one really cool toy!!!

    Maybe, maybe not. This is the old "everything has a price" argument surfacing again... I've found that the older I get, the less money means to me. Could be that the seller was worried about finding a good home for his 'baby'. Sometimes that can be more important than a stack of paper with numbers printed on it...
     
  19. Clearly, the first one posted is an original. They are definitely two different vehicles. I love the 1937 Chrysler Airflow skirts.
     
  20. flynstone
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    contrary I believe they are the same 1 of 1
     
  21. The description is of the contrary. I see patina on the original posted motorhome. I see primer on the second one posted.
     
  22. banjeaux bob
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    from alaska

    Anyone have any idea who the body builder was? As for the marker lights on the front fenders....you can buy those from any of a number of suppliers.I have seen them offered on ebay as well.
     
  23. 1940 Packard.jpg I think those are 1940 Packard fender lights.
     
  24. banjeaux bob
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    from alaska

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