The car restoration blog

1949 Packard Super Deluxe

This Packard have been in a more or less dormant state for approximatly 15 years here in Denmark. We got it to the workshop in order to wake it up again. So a change of oil and coolant and a new set of braker points and spark plugs, made it possible to start it again.

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A few days later we were told that the car was sheduled to participate in a segment in a TV documentary, so we had to make the car ready for shooting. Here is the result of the washing and polishing.

The first official drive of the car for 15 years was a round trip of 50km to the film location and back, and everyting went perfect. The only thing that will be needed will be a new set of tires. Round tires does have a tendency to give a better ride comfort...

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