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Packard Concept Cars at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

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Soon to be celebrating its twentieth anniversary, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance can always be relied upon to attract some of the best automobiles in the world. Besides the customary stellar line up of cars and events, a truly unique group of vehicles was displayed on the field this year. A special class was created for the sole purpose of exhibiting the concept cars belonging to Westfield, New Jersey Packard collector Ralph Marano Sr. Marano has been collecting Packards since the late nineteen-seventies and now counts fifty-eight in his inventory.

His ten exceptionally rare show cars included the pre-war Packard 120 based Vignale, the 1952 Macauley Special Speedster also known as the Panther or the Phantom II, a 1952 Pan American, the 1953 Balboa and 1955 Request designed by Richard Teague, a 1953 Monte Carlo, one of the 1954 Panthers, the Dick Macadam-designed 1956 Predictor and two Henney-built one-offs. This was the first time his freshly restored Request and Monte Carlo were shown. You can find more of the fine cars seen at this year’s event on The Old Motor. Photos courtesy of Richard Michael Owen at Supercars.net and Alan Gosley of OverDriveImages.com. Learn more at AmeliaConcours.org.  

  • PC2      PC3      PC4
  •                                  1954 Packard Panther-Daytona 

  • PC5      PC6      PC7
  •                                           1953 Packard Balboa 

  •   PC9      PC10      PC11
  •                                     1952 Packard Special Speedster

  • PC14      PC15      PC17
  •                                     1952 Packard Pan-American

  • PC18      PC19     PC20 
  •                 1953 Balboa - 1954  Panther-Daytona - 1955  Request  

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