That grand ‘41 Packard 120 during the ‘17 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix!
‘32 Packard at the ‘15 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix!
The end of the line: Dr. C J Hoyt, Baba as we called him, and his 1955 Packard Patrician on a trip to Virginia. Dr. Hoyt was not happy with this car . By mid year a Cadillac replaced this last Packard. #packard #packards #packardpatrician
Max Hofmann would have had every movie star from Dietrich to Garbo and Gable and Cooper in one of these Packards. But instead Hofmann and Mercedes stole the premier sports luxury segment. Packard failed to exploit this wonderful styling effort by Pininfarina. Add the big 356 Straight Eight engine and these cars could have run Bentley Continentals off the road. #packard #packards #packardapproved
The road not taken. Had Packard gone after the high end exclusive coupe/roadster market as it did in the Twenties and Thirties and Bentley and Mercedes and Porsche did in the Fifties.......this one 1952 Packard Pininfarina could have established Packard as the global luxury leader again. #packard #packards #packardapproved
Leather & wood: key ingredients for an elegant automobile. Packard’s Detroit Baroque chrome laden interiors of the Fifties pale in comparison. Packard Vignale from the Ralph Marano collection. #packard #packards #packardapproved
Mystery solved, ‘48 Super Eight with body by Vignale and owned by Ralph Marano. Mr. Packard indeed! #packard #packards
Bill Hirsch has died at age 90. He sold me the gray hides for my Packard. Bill told me it was from Roser in Germany which is to Mercedes what Connelly is to Rolls Royce. Judge for yourself but after thirty years it is finally starting to look patinated. Bill served the old car hobby more than well. God Speed, Bill. We miss you already #Packard #packards #packardapproved #billhirsch #billhirschautomotive