She's never needed defending before this her first appearance at a Concourse event... From the rear forward; Custom 35 gal fuel tank Molded fuel cap no touch. Leather finish trunk compartment w/rear AC unit enclosure and access. Backup camera Original crome bumper and hubcaps Custom built wheels to disguise widened and narrowed rims and utilize Ford bolt pattern as well as original spec hubcaps. Custom 9" Ford rear end with 11" power disc brakes and parking brake. Electric windows operated by the original door handles. Electric door locks (deadbolt) operated with keyfob. Leather door panels, headliner, and seats. 14 cows perished Six way adjustable 60/40 front seat, original rear seat. Custom one off steering wheel to resemble the cars original banjo style wheel. Tilt wheel column with cruise control, hazard flashers, turn signal and intermittent whiper control. Horn Original dash restored to burlled walnut and sculpted to conceal AC ducts and in dash computer. Guages restored and programed for Ford engine with two additional guages for boost and air suspension pressures to match original style. Speedo recalibrated and increased to 140 mph. Tachometer at base of speedo face 6,000 rpm. Easy to mis. Custom one-off swan shifter from Lokar. Had the pleasure of setting next to Mr. Lokar at SEMA dinner in Vegas, where car was on display in 2008. Original spec running board mats. Custom front rack & pinion steering with 11" discs up front. Original oil filler cap with original paint! LooverStat grill converted from water thermostat to electric servo. Original side and rear view mirrors and sun visors. The warranty papers for the clock that matches the speedo on the glovebox, is in the glovebox and the clock keeps perfect time. The goddess of speed is the original unmolested and perfect condition specimen. The tires are ten ply truck tires to get the tread pattern nessessary for the white wall treatment we gave it. The front bumper and lights are original, in fact everything you see from outside the car is original to the car. The milage showing on the speedo of 36,000 miles are actual and certified. At the age of 92, the original owner signed off on the 28,900 +/- miles as accurate when she sold it to me in 1978, I was 26. Her son was 72 and a friend down the street. The car was in a trailer for the first time in 10 years for Keels and Wheels and I'm glad it was given the weather conditions and roads. I'm confident you will get to drive it one day... PS: It was recorded at 120+ on a lap at Kansas City Speedway filmed from the back seat. It gets driven! Cheers!
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Thanks for the kind words about the Packard. Very uplifting and timely. I’m glad you appreciated our approach. Drop by sometime and you can take it for a spin! The wife calls it “TEN PACK”.
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