We purchased this Packard in 1991 dis-assembled. It came with a
collection of Packard parts. We had no idea the model, other than a
We decided to restore the
chassis, front clip, rear fenders, engine, chrome plating and convert it
to a 1939 Packard Super Eight Woody.
After reading an article by Neal
Donovan (of Keep Your Packard Rolling
fame) in the Packard
Cormorant magazine about J.P. Morgan's Rollson bodied Packard, I
noticed several similarities. I called Neal Donovan, and, although, our
car was dis-assembled, I asked him how to determine if this was indeed a
Rollson. Neal told me what to look for and, sure enough, it was a
I contacted Rudy Creteur Jr. of
Rollson and he was kind enough to send copies of the original
drawings and order from Mrs. R.C. Swayze to me. A picture of which is
in this listing.
With the recent closing of the
Rollson factory after 70 years, this car should be even
more historically significant than it ever was.
The car is
complete. The engine is rebuilt. Car runs GREAT and drives even
Some of the structural ash needs
to be installed. The deteriorated ash pieces (in the front roof
section) have been removed and the new ones fabricated and ready to be
This car can be completed as
original or restored as a Woody (see concept picture in listing).
The Seller reserves the right to
end the auction at any time as the vehicle is advertised elsewhere. If
however, the reserve is met, the auction will not be stopped.
The car may appear dusty in the
photos due to being at the restoration shop, however, the front clip,
the chassis, the rear fenders and the trunk pan are all black paint -
new base coat and clear coat.
I had listed this Packard on
E-Bay last month, but it failed to meet the reserve although it came
I had emails stating the
following: (I do not have documentation verifying these facts, they are
just FYI from people that saw the car online) 1) The Packard was in Bill
Harrah's restoration shop at the time of his death and hence liquidated;
2) The car was in a restoration shop in the South somewhere.
As I mentioned above, the car
was completely dis-assembled when we bought it. The dash has been
professionally wood-grained. All of the chrome on the dash has been
The car has a new wiring
harness. The exterior door handles have not been plated as I was not
going to use those. I have four Packard exterior door handles that have
The trunk handle has not been
plated as I was going to use a woody tailgate. The body that is not
painted black is bare aluminum. The only thing I can't seem to find in
the parts are the stainless steel pieces that clip on the head light
The car has been washed since
the original posting and newer photos are included in this listing. I
would like to sell the car as it is, but if you are interested, the
restoration shop will finish it.
Call 301-980-0492 for more info
or to schedule a showing.
Asking Price $67,500.00