Old Cars Reader Wheels: 1937 Packard

Old Cars spotlights a reader’s 1937 Packard with sentimental ties.
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1937 Packard

Charles McDonald is the proud owner of this gorgeous Packard. Not only is the car stunning, it has sentimental value as well. This is what Charles had to say about his wonderful Packard…

"My Packard had a body-off frame restoration way back in 1996. I purchased the car from my friend Bill four years ago as he was in his early 90s and was not able to drive the car any longer. Bill only drove the cars to local events during his ownership and only put about 100 or less miles a year on the car. He kept the car in a heated garage during the winter. Bill never re-adjusted the valves as the engine was rebuilt at the time of the restoration. He did change the oil every year, but that was about it. When I purchased the car it was only running on five of the eight cylinders! Fortunately, I know how to "turn a wrench," so I went over her and then flushed the brakes, adjusted the valves, replaced a cracked exhaust manifold, rebuilt the carburetor and replaced the fuel pump. This past four years I have driven the car about eight thousand miles, and if you know the saying "Ask the man who owns one," I can attest that the car is so far above the other cars of its era. I enjoy this car so much, and it feels like my old friend Bill will be with me till I can no longer drive."

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