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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  1. #1 by dhphotosite on August 15, 2012 - 8:25 am

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

    • #2 by imagesbytdashfield on August 15, 2012 - 8:31 am

      I don’t think its owner is going to let go of it anytime soon and trust me you do NOT want to hear what the value is of this car! 🙂

  2. #3 by sohojay on August 15, 2012 - 9:09 am

    Wow! Amazing photos.

  3. #5 by bulldogsturf on August 15, 2012 - 9:16 am

    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 …..

    • #6 by imagesbytdashfield on August 15, 2012 - 9:19 am

      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.

      • #7 by bulldogsturf on August 15, 2012 - 9:22 am

        Damn I thought as much… I’ll return to the slide show right now was so fascinated with what I was seeing didn’t notice any comments…

  4. #8 by ChgoJohn on August 15, 2012 - 9:21 am

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

    • #9 by imagesbytdashfield on August 15, 2012 - 9:22 am

      Considering where it was sold I bet it has some tales it could tell!!

  5. #10 by bulldogsturf on August 15, 2012 - 9:24 am

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

    • #11 by imagesbytdashfield on August 15, 2012 - 9:26 am

      When you have a photo open in the slide show at the very bottom there is a write a comment bar. My comments are under that. You have to scroll down a bit 🙂 Sorry – first time using slideshow

      • #12 by bulldogsturf on August 15, 2012 - 9:27 am

        Ok will go and see if I can get it right cause when I click on a photo it slips to the next photo…

  6. #13 by tedgriffith on August 15, 2012 - 12:57 pm

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

    • #14 by imagesbytdashfield on August 15, 2012 - 1:42 pm

      I so wish I could’ve taken a ride just around the parking lot in this beauty!

  7. #15 by Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen on August 16, 2012 - 10:42 am

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

  8. #17 by Russel Ray Photos on August 20, 2012 - 6:25 pm

    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……..lol

    • #18 by imagesbytdashfield on August 20, 2012 - 6:44 pm

      But this is old school Hollywood elegance. Makes you just want to do a Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers 🙂

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