The 1934 Packard 8

Packard was an American luxury-type automobile marque built by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan, and later by the Studebaker-Packard Corporation of South Bend, Indiana. The first Packard automobiles were produced in 1899, and the last in 1958.  (wikipedia)

As I was standing on the street corner trying to decide which way to turn in order to look at more autos, this beauty and her driver came around the corner.  As you can see, she is still very much drivable although I doubt her owner uses her much to go get groceries.  Later, I had a chance to talk with the owner – who was just as dapper as his car – and was told many things about it like how they used to have to get into the back rumble seat and that it was originally sold in Hollywood, California.  He even pointed out the original sale plate on the dashboard.  We both pondered if this vehicle had at one time been in a movie or even owned by a movie star.

A true American slice of history on four wheels here and what a beauty.

Click for slideshow.  There are some descriptive comments under some photos.

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18 Responses to The 1934 Packard 8

  1. dhphotosite says:

    I want one…can I have it?….please pleeeease… terrific shots of a car that certainly had STYLE!

  2. sohojay says:

    Wow! Amazing photos.

  3. bulldogsturf says:

    This oldie looks in such magnificent condition, I would love to know what it’s worth… I’m trying to figure out what the ninth photo is of… but what a lovely capture and wow that must be one very proud owner… lovely car…..ahhhhhhhhh …..

    • If you click on each picture once in the slide show and look down a bit there are some comments from me describing what is in the picture. But in the case of the 9th one, that is the motor for the windshield wiper. Let’s just say its worth is 6 figures.

  4. ChgoJohn says:

    What a great looking car! I hear that name or see one and immediately think of 1930’s Hollywood and high society.

  5. bulldogsturf says:

    I can’t find any commentary from your side….on the photos..

  6. tedgriffith says:

    Great shots, Teri! I love old cars, and this one is terrific! 🙂

  7. Now that one is a classic.. it reminds me of a tux! Very formal and elegant.. but an edgy convertible as well!

  8. That’s getting a little too old for me. I need leather seats, AM/FM radio with CD player….. you know, little things like that……

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