Yes I have been here before and was reminded when talking to two guys in the Model T museum that I was close to the Packard Museum in Dayton Ohio!
This was a Packard dealership and pretty much unchanged inside and out
I just think the Packard is the most regal car ever made, just ask the man that owns one!
You feel like it's the 1930's and the cars are ready to take home
Hey I just said that!
Many Packards have very limited bodies, maybe 4-5 of each made
This area was I believe still showroom and the parts department is here
Everything is still here, did you know Packard was gone in the late 50's?
A Packard racer
NOS fender - in stock!
The artifacts from the history are very impressive
Design model and drawings
Yes a Packard truck
Packard was purchased by Studebaker and they lost their identities as seen here a Packard Hawk was really a Studebaker Hawk, but used a fiberglass front cap!
I want one more so because this was the swan song as 1958 was the last Studebakers
Look sliek General Mcarthur just arrived- ten hut!
Packard jet engine
Packard Boat Power
The famous V12 aircraft engines were built by Packard
PT Boats were powered by the Packard engine=2 to be exact
There's the General!
Yes the car is powering the boat
The library has an enormous collection of vintage auto literature
Many a Packard was a Hearse
Early brass era Packards
So many Packard themed items in those display cases
Note grille shape on serving tray, a Packard trademark
Think the paint is still good?
Been to Lowes lately for some Valspar spray paint, they have been around a long time!
Most of these never made it to production
If you like Packard's check out some previous Packard Blogs
I'll take one!!
I never get tired of stopping in here
Catch up with all six days, but the next blog is the last one in the series as I made it home!