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1947 Packard motorhome built by famed boat builder & racer Paul Prigg
of the Prigg Boat Works of Miami Florida.
This fact is documented in the Jan. 1950 issue of Popular Mechanics magazine, page 115.
There is a link below if you'd like to check it out.



The 82 MCC {by Barth}
is not an rv--
it is a Motor Coach!!

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To say "needs complete restoration" would be an understatement. Back then, they were called "house cars". When I was active in the antique car hobby, I REALLY, REALLY wanted a 'woody'. drove to look at a few. There was a guy in Battle Creek, MI who hand made Ash woody bodies for Model A Fords. But, then (as now) I did not have the skills to do much or the construction, or restoration, on my own. have the utmost respect for you guys with the skills.

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Got to admit it would be a timeless project. Working on the wooden top reminds me of Dad's 1927 cabin cruiser. The sides and interior look like vintage aircraft stuff, then there's the Straight 8 Packard, (almost as cool as a V-12)

If I only had the time and 3 or 4 industrious sons to help me! mechanic

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