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37CoupeE
09-23-2013, 12:29 AM
This is one strange looking creation.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Rare-one-of-a-kind-1935-Packard-motorhome-/130999473815?_trksid=p2045573.m2102&_trkparms=aid=555012&algo=PW.MBE&ao=1&asc=298&meid=1482951757657401751&pid=100034&prg=1079&rk=5&rkt=8&sd=161108907436&&forcev4exp=true

JimC
09-23-2013, 01:27 AM
You certainly would be the only kid on the block to have one!

It's really different. I think if it were in better shape, it could be quite the conversation piece.

Also, I wouldn't want to be standing anywhere near the front passenger side tire; the sidewall looks like it could blow any second! :eek:

avantilover
09-23-2013, 04:41 AM
Interesting vehicle, I wonder what you'd "really" find once the panels are stripped from the wood frame?

No doubt a lovely thing, but perhaps in the vicinity of 1-200,000 dollars to restore properly.

Bob Andrews
09-23-2013, 05:09 AM
Man, that is one creepy looking rig! :eek: Would look right at home outside a haunted house.

62champ
09-23-2013, 07:00 AM
SDC member in Texas had something similar to this only built on a late 20's/early 30's Studebaker President chassis.

jclary
09-23-2013, 07:23 AM
An interesting vehicle indeed. Could be a very worthwhile project in the "right hands." However, looks as if it has been a very long time since it has been in the "right hands.":(

It is also interesting to look at the seller's other items. He has four listings showing three different locations. The starting bid on this, along with an attempt to imply "Rare" constitutes "Value," is a red flag that indicates little respect for the intellect of prospective customers. To me, the starting bid and sales pitch is screaming..."Need a fool with money!":ohmy:

Twenty five grand will buy a pretty darned good pre-owned V10 powered motor home, (such as a Winnebago Sightseer), these days and leave enough money to probably get it insured and on the road with good tires and a full tank of fuel.:)

dictator27
09-23-2013, 01:19 PM
Seems to me that the rear axle is overloaded.

Terry

JBOYLE
09-23-2013, 01:22 PM
Looks like a hearse....

t walgamuth
09-23-2013, 01:42 PM
Its 2 feet taller than a hearse, though I admit the resemblence.;)

Dan White
09-23-2013, 02:21 PM
OK not totally Studebaker but related second cousin once removed:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Rare-one-of-a-kind-1935-Packard-motorhome-/130999473815?_trksid=p2045573.m2102&_trkparms=aid=555012&algo=PW.MBE&ao=1&asc=298&meid=1491575460491092317&pid=100034&prg=1079&rk=3&rkt=8&sd=181219508553&&forcev4exp=true#ht_500wt_1182

DEEPNHOCK
09-23-2013, 02:36 PM
That is awesome!
Jeff


OK not totally Studebaker but related second cousin once removed:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Rare-one-of-a-kind-1935-Packard-motorhome-/130999473815?_trksid=p2045573.m2102&_trkparms=aid=555012&algo=PW.MBE&ao=1&asc=298&meid=1491575460491092317&pid=100034&prg=1079&rk=3&rkt=8&sd=181219508553&&forcev4exp=true#ht_500wt_1182

wittsend
09-23-2013, 02:47 PM
If ever there was a vehicle that looked like it was wearing a top hat... .

Bordeaux Daytona
09-23-2013, 03:35 PM
Neat!
I'm wondering what that Cadillac finned sports car in the background is.

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/qY4AAOxyTkJSPmDt/$T2eC16JHJGMFFpfi!d7!BSPmDsjK7g~~60_3.JPG

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/8zgAAOxy0QBSPmCz/$(KGrHqRHJE0FIseys(imBSPmCzJSz!~~60_3.JPG

Nox
09-23-2013, 03:59 PM
Speaking (or more likely: writing) about Cadillac, there was a -53 motor-home for sale in Sweden this summer, some "factory"-made thing.
Didn't really need it thou...

PackardV8
09-23-2013, 06:12 PM
Wouldn't that be a cool ride to an IM? However, at the $25,000 starting price, it may sit there another seventy-eight years. My estimate for a restoration, at least another $100,000.

jack vines

Dan White
09-23-2013, 07:19 PM
Hey could we stick a hopped (bored and stroked) up Packard V8 in there with dual quads and Ultramatic?

JRoberts
09-23-2013, 07:21 PM
$100,000 would be on the low end I would think. Once again I seem to have lost my winning lottery ticket....now where did it go.....????

studeclunker
09-23-2013, 07:52 PM
LOL, love it!http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-laughing014.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php) Yeah Witt, it does look a bit like a tatty old man wearing a beat-up old top hat. The vehicle also looks like something the Addams family or the Munsters would be touring around in. Yeah, a nice late-Packard V8 with an ultramatic would do this old beauty up nicely.http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-excited002.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php) LOL, at twenty-five large, this old thing is likely to reside where it is for quite some time. Who knows what the 'bay might bring though?;)

STUDEMAC
09-23-2013, 08:01 PM
WOW i would love to see this thing fixed up. hate to be the one footing the bill for this rare dog.

Bob Andrews
09-23-2013, 08:07 PM
Here's a better one for $25K:

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/carsforsale/gmc/1500/1578248.html?refer=news

handworn
09-23-2013, 08:21 PM
Wow, the Don King of Packards.

I'd rather have this one:

http://www.tincantourists.com/classified/showproduct.php?product=7328&title=1947-packard-motorhome-built-and-owned-by-paul-prigg&cat=3#.UkDpAUD8Luo

Packard8
09-23-2013, 08:29 PM
Looks like a hearse....

Looks like maybe a 160 Packard chassis Henney commercial hearse with the top hat grafted on.

http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/h/henney/henney.htm

I suspect the seller will be waiting a loooong time for the first bid @ $25K.

StudeDave57
09-23-2013, 08:30 PM
SECOND thread on this creepy car

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?75223-Packard-Motor-Home&p=781873#post781873

Actually- the thread in Huggers was started first.
Therefore this thread is second.

Creepy indeed. :cheers:
I'd drop a Packard engine into it in a heartbeat.
Oh, wait... :ohmy: :yeahright: :lol:




StudeDave '57 :cool:

StudeDave57
09-23-2013, 08:44 PM
Here's a better one for $25K:

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/carsforsale/gmc/1500/1578248.html?refer=news

I like that one much better!!! :!!:

There's a Class 'C' of about the same vintage at a yard along Interstate 5 down near Vader, WA.
I'll have to see if I can find a link to it.
It is supposed to have an Isuzu diesel installed under it's hood.





StudeDave '57 :cool:

JimC
09-23-2013, 10:18 PM
Finally, an old car where the roof hasn't been chopped down to leave a 3" high windshield, and all anyone does is gripe gripe gripe :D :D :D

This car would bring balance to the force at a car show. It makes up for about 70 chop tops. ;)

And I still like it. It's unique.