Tuesday, 20 February 2018

For 2018: Joe de Vrie's magnificent 1923 Packard Roadster

In 2018 - Expect to see... Joe de Vrie's magnificent 1923 Packard Roadster.
Packard was an American luxury automobile marque built by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan, United States. The first Packard automobiles were produced in 1899, and the last true Packard in 1956.
Joe Devrie's magnificent 1932 Packard Roadster

Joe purchased his car in 1997 as a total wreck. It only had a running chassis with motor, gearbox and differential, a cowl and four mud guards. There was no body at all.
Joe had to meticulously repair all the sheet metal with what he had and re-engineer a body with new metal with the help of NSW TAFE.
New radiator, new motor, new wheels and new rubber. I sprayed it with the help from NSW TAFE.

In the 1920s, Packard exported more cars than any other in its price class, and in 1930, sold almost twice as many abroad as any other marque priced over $2000. In 1931, 10 Packards were owned by Japan's royal family. Between 1924 and 1930, Packard was also the top-selling luxury brand.

This outstanding vehicle will be on display at...

EVENT: Pre-WWII Vintage Car & Bike Show
DATE: Sunday 15th April, 2018
TIME: 9:00am to 4:00pm
LOCATION: Cronulla Mall, Cronulla, NSW
& Peryman Square on North Cronulla Beach

1 comment:

  1. Joe you did an amazing job on restoring this 1923 Packard Roadster. I hope everyone comes out to see it. It's once in a lifetime to see in person. Thanks for the share.
    Greg Prosmushkin