Friday, January 7, 2011

1934 Packard V-12 Roadster

One of my favorite cars to DRIVE is a late 1920's or early 1930s Packard. I don't care if it is the V-12, the Straight-8 or Straight-6. They are all extraordinarily quiet, smooth & powerful. They feel almost like a current car (except for the huge steering wheel and shiny metal dash.) I've been very fortunate to have gotten to drive several including on freeways at speed in California. Each one felt stable, safe and they kept-up with modern traffic.

I never used to think Packards were a beautiful car, especially when compared to the Duesenbergs, Cords, Cadillacs, Rolls Royces and other great cars of that era. But after driving them I fell in love and understand why they were the cars wealthy and powerful in the early 20th century.

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