Wednesday, August 6, 2008

One last Packard...

Gotta save some for next year's blogposts!! ;-) 'The good lord willin' and the creek don't rise', we'll be back to see the cars again...

1932 Packard
Model: 906 Twin Six
Body Style: Convertible Sedan
Chassis by: Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan
Custom Body by: Dietrich, Inc. of Detroit, Michigan
Engine: 445.5 cid modified L-head 67" V-12 with 160 hp

Tomorrow we'll go back outside and check out a couple more unique vehicles...

4 comments:

Jim said...

He does like the Packards, they are awesome, cant blame him. I love the tires on these old cars.

Small City Scenes said...

Look how long the nose of that car is. almost more than half the whole car. Cool looking car, though. MB

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" thinks we may have a case of mistaken identity on this particular Packard. Rather than a 1932 "Twin Six," "Louis" believes that this car is a 1934 Twelve. The headlamps and the running lamps on the fenders have the distinctive shape mimicking the famous Packard grille whereas the '32 models did not have the lights shaped like this. On the '32 models, the lights were more like the less elegantly shaped lights on the cars of the '20s. Compare the photos on the "Showroom" page at The Packard Club.

jeffo said...

Actually, the description of the car is correct! The comments relative to the typical representation of a 1932 Packard are correct, but for the 8-cylinder models. The Twin Six (12-cylinder) was introduced part-way thru the 1932 production year and it featured among other things, the V-shaped headlamp and fender lamp lenses that mimic the radiator shell design. And yes, these features repeated on both the 1933 and 1934 Packards. And this is even more unique in that it is a Custom Dietrich Convertible Sedan, with the graceful v-windshield, likely 1 of only a handful built.