Thursday, April 20, 2017

Something-Something-Something: 1996 Packlin Lincoln Packard

There is just so much wrong in this next listing, but let's first dissect the text entered in the "title" portion of the advert.  1996 -- yes, this is good, the year of manufacture; Packlin -- not sure what packlin is...perhaps the crinckly bags that chitlins come in?  Lincon -- another thing that isn't a word that I understand...a short wheelbase Lincoln perhaps? Packard -- This is a defunct American luxury automobile brand that died because Roosevelt promised Stalin the dies to the Packard Senior sedan so the Russkies could make the ZiS-110 limousines.  Find this 1996 Packlin Lincon Packard here on eBay bidding for $5,000 reserve-not-met with 5 days to go, located in Pittsfield, MA.

Obviously this started life as a 1996 Lincoln Town Car, but how it has been transformed is a mystery to me -- is it a kit?  Or a custom?  I dunno.  But I do know that it has more curves in the back than a pregnant rhinoceros.  

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  1. How does one refer to this type of modification, trunkectomy, rear pontonification with skirts and a side of brougham?

  2. Are those AARP approved gray wall tires for the over 65 crowd ?

  3. I'm not sure if this car is half-way finished.

  4. Liquor in the front, Poker in the rear
    Lincoln in the front, Packard in the rear?

  5. Anybody else having issues with commenting?

  6. I laughed so hard at the write up I almost spit out my beverage. Bravo!

  7. Amazing. To think that someone invested many scores (500 hours? 1000? 2000?) to create this monstrosity. The entire thing is a POS, eligible only for the crusher. I would be amazed if it gets a single bid. What was the creator thinking of? Here's the bad part: He's probably very proud of his creation. Well, maybe. How could anyone be proud of an abortion like that?

  8. Are the cigarette burns, random suspicious stains and gallon of armor all on the doors included in the sale price?

    Also, I used to live next to this town. It is the asshole of otherwise beautiful western Mass.

  9. Well, I like this a LOT better than the Spartan II on the previous post. I also like it better than the Lincoln Town Car on which it was based. Since I found no corresponding kits, I suppose someone did an awful lot of high-quality (if debatably misguided) body fabricating to come up with this result.

  10. 96 Lincoln Towncar front, 1942 Packard rear.

  11. Here is the builder.He does many of these. This particular one was made for a movie, I forget what the name of the movie was now. Been many years since I worked with this car...


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