1949 PACKARD EIGHT STATION SEDAN WOODY WAGON A curvaceous break from the square, fruit crate depot hacks that came before, this fastback is a two-ton barrel of Detroit\'s finest buttercream. A beautifully preserved, meticulously detailed, faithful example benefitting from a full mechanical and cosmetic restoration top to bottom, inside and out. Originally a west coast car, fully sorted, strong and solid, this is Packard\'s Double-Duty Beauty, their last station wagon, fully dressed, with a handsome boatload of factory options and no buried surprises, except for the 180 h.p. H.O. 327 / 4-barrel engine upgrade, to roll it along like a full keg headed towards a thirsty Friday night taproom. KING OF THE CARRY-ALLS... HEAR, HEAR. QUEEN OF THE HIGHBALLS... HICCUP. Country club charm. Carry-all convenience. Grand as an Adirondack lodge. With luxurious seating for six, 21 square feet of cargo space and a picnic table for a tailgate, Packard\'s Double-Duty Beauty chauffeured post-war giddy, tipsy ballroom-hopping parties all night long, into quiet, red-eyed retreats to field and stream come first light on the weekend. Whether hauling fishing kit and hunting rifles, or blue-ribbon flats of flowers for 4-H Club competitions, it is ruggedly constructed and dutifully well-rounded as an Octoberfest beauty queen tapping kegs of Olde Frothingslosh on a 1949 auto parts calendar page. No matter what adventure it inspired, it\'s elegance and engineering is without a doubt, pure Packard. According to Robert J. Neal\'s wonderfully researched publication, PACKARD 1948-1950, the utilitarian Station Sedan is a unique, rare model. This exclusive, bobbed boat tail beauty is one of 3,800 examples hand-built in a very limited run, before the model was discontinued by the end of 1950, with few surviving almost seventy years of inevitable wear, neglect and Mother Nature\'s decay. ENDLESS HOURS. COUNTLESS HANDS. A FINE EXAMPLE FROM COAST TO COAST. This Station Sedan reflects the talent, enthusiasm and discretion of devoted Packard Club members who built old and new back together in the last five years and 3,000 miles, so seamlessly, that it\'s original showroom soul remains intact with a current, clear, notarized Pennsylvania title. Packard series 2201 VIN data plate G272898 (CA DMV renumbered, long ago. Possibly on top of the Packard renumbering of Station Sedans up to three times before selling these slow moving, expensive models over three calendar years.) - Briggs body style tag: Model 2293-5025 - Firewall theft tracking number: 837728 - Paint Scheme: W (Arizona Beige ) - Trim Code 614: Tan leatherette & pinstripe vinyl - 120-inch wheelbase - Gross weight: 4,080 attractive, well-concealed pounds - Assorted date stamps: - Clock: 9-48 - PPG/Herculite/LOF Safety Plate glass:10-48 - Speedometer: 11-48 A COSMETIC RESTORATION SO EYES NEVER TIRE IN ADMIRATION. Mae West opined, a woman should cultivate her curves, They may look dangerous, but they\'ll be impossible to avoid. This Station Sedan has become again a compelling feast for the eyes, making a Vargas pin-up break from the wooden fruit crate box utility that defined wagon design since the drawl of a horse. All Packards are famous for being a sight to behold. This car is no exception, possessing an organic shape that is as much a piece of minimalist sculpture as it is a sumptuous way to get from here to there. WOOD About 2/3 of the original honey-toned wood was preserved with a few unsalvageable pieces used for templates blended in new maple. Stripped, sanded, stained and then finished with 15 coats of marine-grade polyurethane by San Diego woody expert, Bowden Auto Body, Escondido, CA. All refinished sections were reinstalled as factory fit, with new 3M Di-Knoc used on the door panel and tailgate inserts. BODY & PAINT Also at Bowden, all body panels were removed and completely disassembled for blasting, sanding, prime and paint, with new metal replacement only in a front floor secti
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