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    Thread: Heads up, Larry~! 1930 birthdate for this Packard... 1910 birthdate for the driver....

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      07-20-2011 09:23 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob. View Post
      She looks pretty good for 101.
      Exactly my thoughts

      She's been driving since age 8 and her first driver's license was at age 12.


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      07-20-2011 10:36 PM #37
      Margaret in 1943 in her Red Cross uniform (she drove Red Cross trucks)

      A number of years after that she purchased the Packard (1949)

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      Quote Originally Posted by Blackohio
      Built in boost gauge in the dash. One of my friends at the time saw that turbo was on theoretical empty and asked if we needed to stop and get more turbo. I gave it gas and he was like wait, its full now. Had to quickly explain the process.
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      so basically the OP has no clue about anything and just posts out of his ass?

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      07-20-2011 11:00 PM #38
      Honestly, she might be the longest licensed person in the US, 89 years. Great read, and I was just kidding about the would hit. She doesn't look 101 though.
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    4. 07-20-2011 11:06 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by Internal Combustion View Post
      Honestly, she might be the longest licensed person in the US, 89 years. Great read, and I was just kidding about the would hit. She doesn't look 101 though.
      she looks about 6 or 7 years older than my grandma to me(shes like 91)... once you hit the 90+ range, you really dont keep visibly aging... just more internally, or issues from falling
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      07-20-2011 11:16 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by audifans View Post

      What kind of car is that? It looks like a push-me, pull-you.
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      07-21-2011 12:01 AM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by audifans View Post

      I'd say a Chevrolet Fleetline. First introduced in 1941 and the sides really didn't change thru '48 or so.

      Car below is a '48



      similar and earlier car

      Quote Originally Posted by Blackohio
      Built in boost gauge in the dash. One of my friends at the time saw that turbo was on theoretical empty and asked if we needed to stop and get more turbo. I gave it gas and he was like wait, its full now. Had to quickly explain the process.
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      so basically the OP has no clue about anything and just posts out of his ass?

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      07-21-2011 12:05 AM #42
      Wow, those were some ugly cars.
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      07-21-2011 01:50 AM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Wow, those were some ugly cars.
      yep. Wartime era wasn't particularly kind to "pedestrian" car lines and design.

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      07-21-2011 02:05 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Wow, those were some ugly cars.
      I kind of dig the 48.

      That's a cool old lady.
      My grandfather just turned 101, unfortunately the last 2 years or so haven't been good to his memory. He was a cool old guy too.
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      07-21-2011 03:02 AM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Wow, those were some ugly cars.
      I actually like the '48-'54 GM cars alot, especially the '48 convertibles.
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      07-21-2011 10:20 AM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      I actually like the '48-'54 GM cars alot, especially the '48 convertibles.
      Agreed.

      As soon as GM shook off the hangover of war-time dreariness and started to dive headlong into an "up" mode, things improved immensely. Cars, like women, sometimes take on a wonderful pizazz and flamboyance once they drop their top and stretch out their sleekness.

      The '48 convertibles (as you noted) laid out some nice lines.

      One example, below, is the 48 Buick

      Quote Originally Posted by Blackohio
      Built in boost gauge in the dash. One of my friends at the time saw that turbo was on theoretical empty and asked if we needed to stop and get more turbo. I gave it gas and he was like wait, its full now. Had to quickly explain the process.
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      so basically the OP has no clue about anything and just posts out of his ass?

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      07-21-2011 12:22 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      I actually like the '48-'54 GM cars alot, especially the '48 convertibles.
      You start going topless and things improve a lot in these post war cars.

      '48 Olds droptop

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      Quote Originally Posted by porridgehead
      It's all about the tires. I drove my M3 in the snow. With the summer tires on, it was the safest car in the world in the snow. In fact, it was a statue. You could not make it move with half an inch of snow on the ground.

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      07-21-2011 12:25 PM #48
      I would concur that chopping the top off of about any car makes an improvement, and I will acknowledge that the cars got better looking in the late '40s, but the transition cars looked like marshmellows on wheels.
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      07-21-2011 12:29 PM #49
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      07-21-2011 01:20 PM #50
      I would seriously hurt a lot of people on this thread to be 1/2 as cool as she is.

      A 101 year-old woman that does her own oil changes? Awesome.

      Before I read it, I was thinking she may be the longest licensed driver in the U.S., too. She got her first license about the time my dad was born!
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      07-21-2011 02:01 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post

      As far as this lady is concerned, I give her a lot of credit. I hope to meet her at St. John's in less than two weeks. Please, anyone that's going, please look me up. I'll have my '33 Continental Flyer in the show.
      Would love to see some more pictures of this lady and her car if you shoot some at the show.

      And, of course, pics of your '33 while you are there.

      Hope you get to meet her.

      Quote Originally Posted by Blackohio
      Built in boost gauge in the dash. One of my friends at the time saw that turbo was on theoretical empty and asked if we needed to stop and get more turbo. I gave it gas and he was like wait, its full now. Had to quickly explain the process.
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      07-21-2011 02:08 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by audifans View Post
      Would love to see some more pictures of this lady and her car if you shoot some at the show.

      And, of course, pics of your '33 while you are there.

      Hope you get to meet her.

      I'm sure I'll meet her.
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      07-21-2011 02:56 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post

      A 101 year-old woman that does her own oil changes? Awesome.

      Before I read it, I was thinking she may be the longest licensed driver in the U.S., too. She got her first license about the time my dad was born!

      Something tells me this isn't a 4 quart oil pan for an easy change.

      Any idea on the oil capacity of a '30 Packard?

      We're gonna need a bigger pan underneath~!

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      It's all about the tires. I drove my M3 in the snow. With the summer tires on, it was the safest car in the world in the snow. In fact, it was a statue. You could not make it move with half an inch of snow on the ground.

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      07-21-2011 04:52 PM #54
      I'm guessing somewhere on the order of 10-12 quarts of oil on this thing

      4,250 lb car with 106 hp.... probably a boatload of torque.



      She got the optional dual mounted spares (classy)
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      07-21-2011 05:22 PM #55
      I really don't have anything to add — a great story, a beautiful car, and quite the character, by the sounds of it!
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      This looks like ronald mcdonald's car but somehow it works. I like all the period accessories. If it were mine I'd get a set of custom wing-tips in the same yellow with white accents.
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      07-21-2011 06:15 PM #57
      The '40 Buick convertible in this event doesn't look too much different to me than the '48.

      http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a...=2011110708047
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      07-21-2011 07:05 PM #58
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      I'm sure I'll meet her.
      aaaaand report back, please!
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      Quote Originally Posted by mitcompressor View Post
      Something tells me this isn't a 4 quart oil pan for an easy change.

      Any idea on the oil capacity of a '30 Packard?

      We're gonna need a bigger pan underneath~!

      I'd say you're right on all counts. Dunno the capacity on something like that, but it's safe to say more than my Beetle, at 2.6 quarts.
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      07-21-2011 08:35 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      The '40 Buick convertible in this event doesn't look too much different to me than the '48.

      http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a...=2011110708047
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      07-21-2011 09:24 PM #61
      Yeah, I did all the work and she got all the press.
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      07-21-2011 10:48 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post

      As far as this lady is concerned, I give her a lot of credit. I hope to meet her at St. John's in less than two weeks. Please, anyone that's going, please look me up. I'll have my '33 Continental Flyer in the show.
      looking forward to seeing shots of the '33 in the show



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      07-22-2011 01:02 AM #63
      nice little side story about how her friends got her an exact duplicate key created (just in case she lost the only original one she had)

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      Packard 740 Roadster

      A glamorous car for some Hollywood glamorpuss.

      Don't know what movie this is from or who was in it.


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      Quote Originally Posted by Barry2952
      I dragged her back to see the $4,500 Pacer. She hated it, but we bought it. She went home and cried. (when we sold it) my wife put an ad in the newspaper. A woman came out to look at the car. She said, "I really didn't go out looking for a Pacer." My wife replied, "Lady, nobody goes out looking for a Pacer. It's eighteen hundred bucks, take it or leave it!" The woman took it and drove away smiling. My wife cried.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Powderkeg View Post
      Packard 740 Roadster

      A glamorous car for some Hollywood glamorpuss.

      Don't know what movie this is from or who was in it.

      The woman is Carole Lombard, who later married Clark Gable, and who was killed in an airplane crash into a mountainside near Reno, NV during WWII while on a USO tour. I don't know for sure who the guy is, but he looks like Dick Powell, a journeyman actor in the thirties and forties.
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      Quote Originally Posted by vwlarry View Post
      The woman is Carole Lombard, who later married Clark Gable, and who was killed in an airplane crash into a mountainside near Reno, NV during WWII while on a USO tour. I don't know for sure who the guy is, but he looks like Dick Powell, a journeyman actor in the thirties and forties.
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