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  1. Breck

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    #1 Breck, Sep 14, 2007
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    It’s not a Ferrari, I know. However, I thought some might like to see the "only" Packard to ever enjoy being bodied in Italy. This is a one-of-a-kind Packard. It is a 1948 although it was started before the war (WWII for those who didn't know :eek:). I found it at Quail this year and it belongs to Ralph Marano in New Jersey.

    As always, I took artistic license with the setting.

    1948 Packard Victoria Vignale Convertible

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  2. Tarek K.

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    Very nice car.....great photography.
     
  3. Breck

    Breck Karting

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    Thanks Tarek. Maybe Packard should have joined with Vignale rather than Studebaker!
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  4. Tarek K.

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    There's even a sail boat in that picture.....didn't see her at first glance.
     
  5. leead1

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    What a wonderful piece of automotive artwork, very unique!

    Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  6. Breck

    Breck Karting

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    Thanks.

    Did you notice all five pelicans in the picture too?
     
  7. Miltonian

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    #7 Miltonian, Sep 17, 2007
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  8. Breck

    Breck Karting

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    Interesting. I'll have to share this with the owner. I don't know the color combo, but it's clear that the interior is different. I like what he's done with it. Thanks for sharing this.

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  9. Miltonian

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    I don't know what this means, but if you look under "Packard" in John de Boer's Italian Car Registry (1994), there is a single entry for:
    Chassis #309582, Type One-Twenty, built 1939, possibly as chassis only, bodied as Cabriolet by Vignale, from used car lot in Los Angeles, Montigel, owner Mark Smith/Norman Wolgin.

    I would assume that the current owner of the car knows more than anyone about its history.
     

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