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1937 Packard Twelve [1508]

1937 Packard Twelve [1508] in Japan's War in Colour, Documentary, 2005 IMDB

Class: Cars, Limousine — Model origin: US

1937 Packard Twelve [1508]

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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nzcarnerd NZ

2011-02-05 02:27

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From the hood vents I reckon maybe 1937 Twelve? One for pilou.

-- Last edit: 2011-02-05 02:27:16

pilou BE

2011-02-05 11:53

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1935 Packard Twelve ( Twelfth Series Model 1208 Limousine on the 144 inches wheelbase , built august 1934 to august 1935 ).It still has the straight radiator shell of the twelfth series .As from the fourteenth series (1936) there was a 5░ forward slant of the radiator shell. One of Stalin's preferred state cars.

pilou BE

2011-02-05 12:20

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1935 , not 1937

Commander 57 US

2011-02-05 16:53

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I don't know, guys.
1937 might be right. The '35 and '36 models in this series had rear-hinged front doors and this one has front-hinged ones.
Also, the bumper brackets appear to be of the '37 style.

nzcarnerd NZ

2011-02-05 20:33

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The reason I reckon it is a 1937 car (fifteenth series) is that the 1935 and 1936 big series car all had the big weights on the ends of the bumpers. Maybe this car has had the bumpers replaced?

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Commander 57 US

2011-02-05 20:40

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That's what I meant by "bumper brackets".
Since the weight of evidence seems to favor 1937, I am changing pending any additional info.

-- Last edit: 2011-02-05 20:42:50

nzcarnerd NZ

2011-02-05 20:58

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We also need to change the chassis designation. I guess it is the longest wheelbase (144") series 1508 Touring Limousine - body style 1035.

pilou BE

2011-02-06 11:03

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I checked available historical pictures of the Potsdam conference .It is indeed a 1937 Packard Twelve .Have problems with fuzzy pictures

ingo DE

2011-02-06 12:22

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Isn't it still existing? It looks like Stalin's car and somewhere there were rumours/stories, that this (ore other) official cars were still alive.


P.S. One of Mao Tsedong's official cars, a Mercedes 600 [M100] was restored and is still owned by a Volkswagen-engineer, living nearby Wolfsburg. He found it and picked it up in a poor, knackered condition in a backwood corner of the FAW Automotive plant.

packardman US

2014-05-15 17:18

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The definitive mark that this is a 1937 is the chrome fender well support bar (Packard never used the term 'sidemount') which is visible at the upper right of the spare tire. ONLY 1937 used this configuration.

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