The toy craftsman shared this photo with me since he made several 1/8 scale of this. This is a CUSTOM wrecker from a PACKARD. It rests in a museum somewhere in the States.
I know of an 80 year old mechanic who used to work on Packards. So, I shared the photo with him & asked if Packard corp. made wreckers. His answers: "NO"! He also told me why someone chose a Packard. So, let me pick your brain. Do you know why?
Because they had that huge V12 engine in them with a high ratio rear axle. One set out in a wrecking yard here in Cheyenne made out of a convertible coupe with the boom comng out of the trunk. It set there for at least 20 years next to a 1939 Buick convertible that I wanted so bad I could taste it. Finally they all disappeared because somebody came though town and bought every collectable car he had. Mitch
Registered: Mon Apr 05 2004
Loc: New Berlin,WI USA
Uploaded with ImageShack.us Here's my new one to ad to my fleet.I posted more info on it in nonpetro showcase,thought I would share it here also. Doc awesome pics,I can't beleive the amount of trucks out where you live!!! Joe