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    Orphan of the Day, 01-30, 1947 Packard Clipper Fleet/Taxi

    A beautifully restored example of one, and one that needs restoring:





    Not for the faint of heart:



    This project is best having a doner body with all the unique Taxi components such as the framed door glass and opening rear window transferred over.

    Craig

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    Very cool Craig! How many were produced?
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    Did you notice the Patrician behind the taxi?
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    Frank Wogoman had a taxi service in Kendallville and in the late 40's the primary vehicle was a black Packard like in the picture. I cannot recall if there was a light on the roof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Bryant View Post
    Frank Wogoman had a taxi service in Kendallville and in the late 40's the primary vehicle was a black Packard like in the picture. I cannot recall if there was a light on the roof.
    Frank must be a distant cousin to me. Wogoman/Walgamuth...?
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    The Packard certainly looks similar in a general way to the Checker in the Taxi Livery. The Packard is better looking and probably rides better though.
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    I did not know what the things in the rear window of the Checker were, post #26 here: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...le-Checker-Cab

    Now I do. Nice photos of nice cars! Thanks for showing them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raprice View Post
    Did you notice the Patrician behind the taxi?
    It's not a Patrician, it's a 1952 Packard '250' convertible. 400/Patrician is a 4 door sedan.

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