Manufacturing of the Packard began in the 1890s. At one time the car was built with
a V12 engine and in the 1920s it was the most popular high-end car in America.
After an illustrious history the car lost favor and finally was discontinued in 1958.
The Packard has always been a high-end luxury car. The hood ornament is a chrome swan.
The basic body design was called a "bathtub" because of its bulk and earned the nickname
Straight-six cylinder flathead engine.
The "Ultramatic" transmission had two speeds: high and low.
In 1954 features included a radio and a heater.
A vintage Packard in perfect condition is a collector's item.