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A Packard Service Car in Hartford, Connecticut

Billed as a “lightweight express Service Car at the local Packard Service Station” in the Hartford Courant newspaper where this photo first appeared, what we have here is very nicely done conversion that most likely first left the Packard works as a roadster, probably in 1924 or later. In those days, it was not unusual for an automobile…

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Packard on Land, Sea and Air Worldwide

Before the debut of the first Volvo in 1927, Swedish car buyers were entirely dependent on imports. While they often chose European automobiles, a surprising number of American built cars found their way into their garages. Case in point is this big 1928 Packard 443 convertible sedan with a rarely seen custom body by Norrmalms of…

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A Pair of Postwar Packards

Glen S. Cook & Son, Commercial Photographers of Albany, New York were practicing their craft on these big top-of-the-line 23rd Series 1949 Custom Eight sedans, very possibly at the L.R. Mack Agency, in these undated photographs. Mack had been the distributor for Packard automobiles in Albany, N.Y. and the surrounding territory for many years, opening up…

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A Judkins Bodied Packard Straight Eight Cabriolet Sedan

To us at The Old Motor, nothing evokes the golden age of antique and classic car building more than the work of the great American coachbuilders. The application of an entire custom body to an existing chassis has become a relic of another age, dictated by the rise of unit body construction in the last sixty…

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The Jet Age Comes to the St. Louis Auto Show

The Jet age apparently had arrived in St. Louis in time for this photo of the Auto Show, held there at some point during the 1953 model year. A U. S. Air Force F-86 Sabre Jet is set up to compliment the Packard, Oldsmobile, Chevrolet and Willys products arranged around it on the floor. On…

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The new 1916 Packard Twin Six

The new Packard Twin Six was announced by the company as a 1916 model in May of 1915. With it came the change to a new and very smooth high speed engine for the luxury car maker. The twelve-cylinder 60 degree engine, had a 3-inch bore by a 5-inch stroke and displaced 424 c.i., was…

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A Fallon, Nevada Street Scene

The small city of Fallon, is located in western Nevada and is primarily an agricultural community on highway US 50, a trans-continental route. The principal crops are alfalfa and Fallon Heart O’ Gold cantaloupes, grown on approximately 50,000 acres in the area. All that agricultural work must have made the locals thirsty and hungry as we see the Barrel-House Bar & Cafe the local…

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