1949 Other Makes

Other Makes (1949)
for sale

Price: US $8,100.00


1 of 3, 375 Packard Deluxe Club Sedans built in 1949From the family estate of early baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Christy MathewsonHall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson. In 1936, Mathewson was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its first five inductees, along with Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, and Honus Wagner. He was the only one of the five who did not live to see his induction.When new, this Packard was dealer accessorized and presented to Jane Stoughton Mathewson, widow of inaugural baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson (1880-1925) in Ohio as a distinguished gift honoring her late husband’s achievements. Jane owned this car right up till her death, May 29, 1967, at the age of 87.Inside, the carpets and bench seats renewed, with the floors repainted. The trunk floor was repainted also.Fuel system (tank, sender, mechanical and in-line pumps, carb. The gas tank was cleaned and sealed )Cooling (radiator, hoses, heater core and valve)Brakes (wheel cylinders, drums, bearings, fluid, and adjustment)Electric (starter and generator rebuilt, belt replaced)Oils (pan gasket replaced)Vacuum (wiper motor rebuilt)New seat belts addedGolden Anniversary Model23rd series, assembled late 1949ultra low-mileage 28, 300 milesVehicle number 2365-5-6038Briggs body number 2365-6008Paint Scheme S, Coronet Blue MetallicTrim Code 68, Gray Checked BroadclothEngine H255593, cast 10-12-49288 c.i., 3-speed manual w/ overdriveLOF Safety Plate glass, dated 10-49The teletype build order sheet, recovered from its gas tank and glove box placement, reads: 2365-5 S 6038 OD HE 68. In addition to the factory specified overdrive and heater/defroster, this car includes the following installed factory options and dealer accessories:EXTERIOR OPTIONS:-Goddess of speed hood ornament-Dual amber fog lights-Door-mounted rear view mirrors-Rare window-mounted vent shade set-Rear fender skirts-Hubcap medallions-Stainless wheel trim rings-Dual clear back-up lights-Luggage compartment trunk light-Exhaust pipe extension tipINTERIOR OPTIONS:-Non-glare amber, tilt rear-view mirror-Visor mounted, service record vanity mirror-Life-like tone, push button AM tube radio-Deluxe ivory steering wheel-Courtesy lights-Turn signals-Cigar lighter and ashtrays-Trip odometer-ClockENGINE COMPARTMENT OPTIONS:-Oil filter canister-Oil bath air cleanerEXTERIOR NOTES:With no indication of bodywork or panel replacement, all trim was removed for an entire professional repaint, clear-coat and buff to high luster in the correct color, blending into the original painted door jambs, firewall and trunk. The stainless trim and chrome are excellent, with exception for slight wear on the driver’s door handle and minor pitting on tail light housings. Original LOF Safety Plate glass is dated 10-49. The car stands perched on fresh BFGoodrich Silvertown bias ply tires. Underneath, the frame and underbody are exceptionally straight, clean and dry, without signs of accident or repair, with the factory paint and undercoat solidly intact, showing very few areas of light surface rust. It is as clean as the rest of the car, reflecting intentional garage storage for sixty-five years. INTERIOR NOTES:The cabin is quiet, solid and as exceptional as the exterior, with unblemished wool panels, headliner and gray checked broadcloth. The original wood-grained dash and window surrounds, chrome and steering wheel are without any signs of aging. Dealer-issued, green and white “picnic table” seat covers were removed, revealing moth damage to only the seat cushions, whose frames were re-upholstered in matching gray leatherette. Tired and stained carpeting was replaced with hand cut and trimmed square-weave wool over modern insulation. From the hushed closure of the bank vault doors, seat adjustment, floor ignition, dash controls and pedal release, all mechanical and electrical controls are precise and move effortlessly, operating as the car were still new. Under the dash is unmolested.2 February 1952Originally PA titled to Christy Mathewson’s widow, Jane Stoughton Mathewson16, 600 miles / 30 March 1967Jane Stoughton Mathewson passes, May 29, 1967, at the age of 8718, 300 miles, 3 October 1974, service station taggedMiller’s Atlantic, Irwin, PAunder Perne Miller22, 300 miles, 19 October 1981now in the hands of Natale Carbone26, 500 miles, 1 April 2012sold from the estate of Bob Abbott
update: 2020-04-26


Condition:UsedYear: 1949
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 236556038Mileage: 28331
Fuel Type: GasolineTransmission: Manual
Body Type: CoupeFor Sale By: Private Seller
Vehicle Title: CleanMake: Other Makes

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