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1938 Packard Eight Touring Sedan [1602]

1938 Packard Eight [1602] in The Dam Busters, Movie, 1955 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: US — Made for: GB

1938 Packard Eight Touring Sedan [1602]

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

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Alessandro58 CH

2012-06-11 08:55

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johnfromStaffs EN

2012-06-11 09:03

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Packard 120

Link to "www.google.co.uk"

nzcarnerd NZ

2012-06-11 09:40

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The style of the bonnet/hood side trims says it is 1938 so is not a 120 but an Eight. Looks to be a long wheelbase 7 passenger model 1602 maybe? Headlights are British maybe?

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nzcarnerd NZ

2012-06-11 09:56

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Having another look, it is hard to tell whether this is a long wheelbase car or not. Comparing it with this one which I identified as a 1602 - /vehicle_194640-Packard-Eight-1602-1938.html - I am now not so sure as the one in the link has different hood side trim. I wonder if that is actually a 1939 car and maybe a Super Eight. Needs Pilou's wisdom.

-- Last edit: 2012-06-11 09:56:22

Commander 57 US

2012-06-11 14:19

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No, with the windshield divider continuing up onto the roof, it's a '38.

nzcarnerd NZ

2012-06-11 21:47

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Commander, are you referring to the the one in the link? I thought all Packards retained a V windshield until at least 1940. I notice it has different hood trim to this car so they are different series models. Which is which? The car on this page is not a One Twenty - the name was not used in 1938. I think it is an Eight and not a Super Eight.

-- Last edit: 2012-06-11 21:49:36

Commander 57 US

2012-06-11 22:27

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I was referring to the bright trim strip which continues onto the roof.
In '39, it was only on the windshield divider itself.

Factory illustration:
http://www.thepackardlibrary.com/Poster%20images/1938/PA-38-1.jpg
Note how the brightwork goes up onto the front part of the roof.

-- Last edit: 2012-06-11 22:30:17

nzcarnerd NZ

2012-06-11 23:04

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So what is the verdict? One source says that the 120 name was not used in 1938-39 and they were simply called Eights. Is that not correct? The car in the link has different hood trim so maybe that is a Super Eight? Or maybe the picture has just distorted it and it really is an Eight/120? Is the car on this page a 1602?

-- Last edit: 2012-06-11 23:05:26

Commander 57 US

2012-06-12 04:45

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I'll leave it to a pre-war Packard expert to handle the model issue.
My comments just addressed the year.

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