Good ol' cars and trucks - Packard

As we drive around the state, we spot some great reminders of the past, classic cars and trucks made out of "Detroit iron." We skid to a stop, and click ‘em. We’ll set this up by make, and each section will be chronological, oldest to newest, but always classics only.


Packard 250 convertible, 1951: If it's iron you want, it's iron you get. The Society of Motion Picture Art Directors named the 1951 Packard as “the most beautiful car of the year.” The 250 was one up from the least expensive, available only in two body styles, a Mayfair 2-door hardtop and the convertible. They carried a 327 cubed 8-cylinder engine. The 250 had four jet-louvers in each rear quarterpanel.


You've also got to check out this fantastic hood ornament.