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05 Dec 2006 02:32 #5892 by Chris Summers
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*sigh* Brings to mind when a schoolmate of mine in high school SWORE that her Grandpa owned a PACKER. My science teacher (also a car guy) and myself tried desperately to convince her otherwise, but no success.

At the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago, a friend and I stopped to look at their Cadillac V-16. She asked me what sort of car it was, and I began to talk. Being me, I went on for about five minutes, detailing the history of the model and its specifications, then looked up from the car to see that about a dozen people were standing behind her, listening.

If anyone out there wants to open a car museum in W.V., I'm your docent. :-)

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05 Dec 2006 18:04 #5894 by Joel
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CMHSDuesy wrote: *sigh* Brings to mind when a schoolmate of mine in high school SWORE that her Grandpa owned a PACKER. My science teacher (also a car guy) and myself tried desperately to convince her otherwise, but no success.


I thought this story was going to end with you finding out that their was a car called a Packer. So was there ever a Packer? <!-- s:?: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_question.gif" alt=":?:" title="Question" /><!-- s:?: -->

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05 Dec 2006 23:00 #5895 by Chris Summers
Chris Summers replied the topic: Hmmm...
I hadn't thought of that, Joel. Just checked my copy of Automobile Quarterly's "American Car Since 1775" and it skips from Packard to Packet without a beat.

Would love to know what year he owns--Packards have a place in my heart second only to ACD.

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14 Dec 2006 14:00 #5931 by DJT
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changed your story a tad. More or less read the bottom line :D

CMHSDuesy wrote: *sigh* Brings to mind when a schoolmate of mine in high school SWORE that her Grandpa owned a PACKER. My science teacher (also a car guy) and myself tried desperately to convince her otherwise, but no success.

At the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago, a friend and I stopped to look at their Cadillac V-16. She asked me what sort of car it was, and I began to talk. Being me, I went on for about five minutes, detailing the history of the model and its specifications, then looked up I noticed the car was not a Cadillac but my schoolmate's Grandpa's Packard <!-- s:shock: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_eek.gif" alt=":shock:" title="Shocked" /><!-- s:shock: -->


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14 Dec 2006 18:11 #5935 by Chris Summers
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Sort of like the old story where the collector buys a car "just like" the one he saw when he was younger, and it turns out to be the EXACT same car. :DThe late, great J.B. Nethercutt actually had that happen with a '32 Chrysler Imperial in the 1960s.

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14 Dec 2006 18:27 #5936 by Bill Hummel
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CMHSDuesy wrote: Sort of like the old story where the collector buys a car "just like" the one he saw when he was younger, and it turns out to be the EXACT same car. :DThe late, great J.B. Nethercutt actually had that happen with a '32 Chrysler Imperial in the 1960s.


My cousin Chris Cord owned the 1937 S/C Cord 812 Cabriolet TWICE that Brent Merrill now owns.

He never liked it becuase it overheated. He bought another one that looked just like it years later and it turned out to be the same Cabriolet! He was so mad he sold it back to the seller immediately for quite a loss just to get rid of it.

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