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Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale WITHOUT RESERVE and SOLD to the highest bidder June 2-4th, 2017 at Russo and Steele’s 5th Annual Newport Beach California Auction. Please contact us for more information.
This Packard has virtually all its original equipment, including the original owner’s manual. The great majority of components have been restored. The only deviation from stock is an aftermarket overdrive, added to improve open road performance. The engine and transmission are original. The current owner bought the car 15 years ago from Mark Lyon of Thousand Oaks California. The only professional restoration was performed in 2008 by Glen Vaughn in Post Falls, Washington, near Spokane. Brakes were rebuilt, the cam was reground, valve guides were replaced, the valves were ground, the front clip and wheels were repainted, and pine stripes were added. Then the car was driven 1,000 miles back home near Yosemite. The pleasurable trip took 5 days only driving in the morning. Long periods were spent cruising at 60 MPH. Over the years, this Packard has been driven to Santa Rosa, Monterey, Auburn, Oakhurst, and Bishop, all in California. Some round trips exceeded 400 miles. The Bishop trip was via Tioga Pass, the highest pass in the state. In Santa Rosa, this car received the Founders Award for the Best Preserved Packard. In 2010, it also won Best of Show a local, Groveland, California car show with 200 cars competing. That same year, it won first prize in the local 49’er parade. It has been shown 5 times in the prestigious Ironstone Winery show in Murphys, California. What could be better than a red rumble seat-equipped Packard convertible?