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PACKARD AUTOMOBILE Club of Australia

 Meadowbank Nieuw-Zuid-Wales, Australi
(latitude: -33.811142, longitude: 151.095108)
 
 
 
 

Late in 1959 a Packard was bought. Just a little 39 six, T.J.R. (Aust.) body. In those days not considered anything exceptional, fine for a young family with two growing school boys, all we could afford actually.

I had only been driving about 3-4 years and most cars seemed the same. Had learnt on a 29 De Soto, crash gear box and all. Had driven a good variety of makes and models and took to driving like a duck to water, but "cars were cars" and my knowledge of same didnt amount to all that much until the Packard. It was different. It was big (or so I thought at the time), comfortable, totally reliable, and had an extra something indefinable which to this day eludes logical definition. So a love affair began. Only puppy love at this stage, but the infection had taken hold, only I didnt know it. Yet I had been truly bitten.

Well, the 39 was "it" for about 18 months. Ron also bought an identical model and the pair of Packards were more often than not sitting side by side at home or on outings. But the time came to update, the 39 began needing work, and rightfully so as it had often worked above and beyond the call of duty, used as a tow wagon many times, long trips, constant daily toil, looked after but well and truly made use of. Minimal mechanical work had been done when needed, and she was tired. She never even had a special name as our cars usually did, just "The Packard".

 
 
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