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clonelark
10-11-2010, 07:26 AM
Dont think you'll be living in it too soon, but if your ambitious
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1947-PACKARD-MOTOR-HOME-/280571125748?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item4153579ff4

Jim B PEI
10-11-2010, 08:07 AM
Nowhere near as elegant and breathtaking as the matching Pierce Arrow and trailer, but an interesting design in its own way, mimicing some contemporary bus design and Packards themselves. Worth preserving, I think. I hope that someone steps up.

Deaf Mute
10-11-2010, 09:20 AM
I think I saw it pictured in either OLD CARS or S.I.A. a number of years ago. I don't have room for it, but it sure would be neat to see back on the road!

tbredehoft
10-11-2010, 11:07 AM
While that would be a good place to start, it would take serious commitment and even deeper pockets. Not for me.

PackardV8
10-11-2010, 11:50 AM
What a project. Restoring that should receive a lifetime achievement award.

As much as I love the Packard running gear, that may be the least attractive front face ever put on a motor vehicle.

jack vines

studeclunker
10-11-2010, 12:12 PM
there's not much left of it. As the vehicle stands, one will have to replace most, if not all, of the wood. They admit the floors in the rear are shot. Six thousand seems a bit steep for such a project.

Invalid User Name
10-11-2010, 12:24 PM
We've had that one on here before. If I remember right someone had some of the history on it.

studeclunker
10-11-2010, 12:29 PM
The current owner has the complete history of the vehicle, as stated in the ebay description. However, I still say that six grand is a lot for what ammounts to an old backyard project that survives (or nearly) in shambles.

Bob Andrews
10-11-2010, 12:43 PM
Could you imagine driving that thing?? It looks like the drive sits just about in the center! I'd love to try it. Unfortunately, I would not tackle it even if I got it free. I agree that face is pretty homely, but that just adds to the charm for me:)