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Special camouflage paint with 4 Jap flags on tank. I had recovered this 80 wing from a covered shed in NE Penna and decided NOT to restore it to its former Glory. Paying $200.00 for it, I had nothing to loose, the faring was banged up as well as the bags and a slight dent in the down tube from the left crash head guard. (after the crash, the previous owner rode it for another 4 years and 40K, no problems)  So, I repainted it all, got her running well, (that was easy) and decided to change her in to a Politically UNCORRECT head turner. Just remember, the Japs started at Pearl Harbor, Killing 3500. It ended at Nagasaki. So they sow the wind and reaped the wirlwind.

Here it is, new  tires, front and rear, engine looks rough, runs good, new rear seal on rear drive, new fork seals on front, front brakes work great, rear is iffy, probable needs a Master cylinder kit., all chrome for the top of the bags is painted flat black. There is a new front wind screen shield, a fully decorated trunk (not shown) painted trunk, etc  is flat black, spray paint camouflage olive Drab, I masked out and airbrushed the teeth and eyes after researching the Web for P-40 Curtiss War Hawks, (The P-40 Curtis Hawk, was developed in 1939 and was flown in all theaters of WW2, and is famous for it part against the Japanese in China and Burma when it had Chinese symbols and was flown by the AVG (American Volunteer Group). Painted stencils say, “PROP DANGER, AV GAS 84, NO STEP, AAAF 434362743”, “TOJO.S TERROR” IN 2 locations, AIRBRUSHED, White USAAF stars on top of backs, front and sides as pictures tell the tail. I have the radio after market mount for the left front of the faring., the radio (does not know if it works), the front Clarion Speakers, and the rear trunk. Also the red warning light comes on for the rear shocks about a hour after filling with air so I think some work needs to be done on the “O” rings leading to the rear shocks. All the lights gauges, turns signals work and the fan works….I think this handles very nice, and is not as “clunky” as my 84 GL1200 Aspencade. Engine is smooth and runs good. Please note that this is NOT a perfect bike on on the surface ON PURPOSE, the oil and fluids have been changed and it has been driven for 300 miles since its recovery

Some of the chrome parts have a “Patina of Rust” and the Aluminum parts some minor Patina of corrosion to help look the part of a 60 Year old aircraft. There are NO GL1100 insignias left on the machine except the valve covers.

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1931 Packard produced in Newark in 1930, serial # 463 1251 Packard Motor Car division. Original Packard Motor. With a Packard Detroit Lubricator updraft carburetor. This Packard has 27,000 original miles. The Packard dual point ignition and has been replaced with single point. All the wiring is original. The Packard locking coil ignition has been supplemented with a simple switch.

Painted 2006, the Packard’s previous color was overall black. It is now dark red fenders and tan body with detail stripes. It is not the original Packard paint colors but most Packard collectors and restorers repaint with whatever colors seem appropriate for the color and the body style. Original miles 27,080. Packard Speedometer, Speedometer works as well as all of the gauges with the exception of the fuel gauge.

I purchased this Packard 810 Sedan, senior, in spring of 2000 from a individual in west New Jersey where it had resided in a garage in the Packard Original black paint and original no rust condition. To get the Packard engine running required a fuel pump, battery and a cleaning and sealing of the gas tank. At that time the oil was changed in the Packard running gear and components as engine, rear and transmission.

After installing new Coker Wide White Wall (19 inch) tires in 2000, the car was trucked to Scranton, Pa. where it was stored for a period of years before beginning of the restoration of the body. The original body had no rust, and it was taken down to the frame with the exception of the main body, there being no rust, and all rubber and asphalt seals were in excellent condition.

All of the off body panels were painted with the special underbody paint that does not chip or deteriorate, the car was primed and than pained. Reinstalling the body panels was done with new seals and welting.. The painting and detail is excellent. The car has shown locally in small shows and receives much admiration as to the quality of the Packard, its paint and the finish. The thermostat regulating the grille fins, needs to be worked on as it sometimes goes into the closed position when traveling.

Side mount wheels, are painted to match the body with chrome covers…The original aluminum running boards were polished, new rubber put down and remounted. The Packard package Includes original Packard tools and a front crank. The fold down rack, has a original Packard trunk. in good condition. The Aluminum Packard grease hubs are in good condition. The Packard Military, steel wheels, have been powder coated before being painted.

Chroming of the parts included front and rear bumper bars, radiator shell, door handles, side mount hub caps, bumper balls. The original “ Packard flying lady ” radiator cap was not chromed at this time nor was the head lamps and the side lamps. Their condition being “Good to excellent”

Interior of the car is original material covered by Packard factory or special seat covers for the front and rear seats. The Covers also include the Packard door panels and the rear sides of the seats and back of the front seat. Under the cover the original grey pinstripe can be seen. As far as I can determine the covers have never been removed. The headliner and the floor carpets are all original and show little wear other than time. The original Packard side curtains, are still in position with there tassels hanging down, headliner is perfect. The front, back, and a side window were cracked, these have been replaced.

I drive this car monthly for 50 miles or so a year, It is a good and strong runner, starts easily and rides silently. Packard Roadsters, Packard Phaetons, Packard Dual cowl, Packard senior cars are all made of high quality steel and aluminum and a low mileage Packard sedan in this original condition, exception of paint, is a real find.

I am selling this classic to finish others, Please do not contact if you just want to kick tires, this is a find, an original classic. If a person wanted to upgrade the restoration, it can be done, by adding additional running lights, stone guards for the grill and other small touches not from the factory.

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