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Foreword by Jay Leno. The author delivers the complete history of this magnificent marque, from Packard's first Model A horseless carriage of 1899, to the company's final days in 1958. Archival black-and-white photographs, stunning new color photos, and a thorough and well-researched text guide you through Packard's stylish a newly shied pelican a#39;or cormorant, argue among yourselves) hood ornament, a double bar of brightmctal along the ... Engines for the Custom Eight displaced 356 cubic inches delivering a substantial 160 horsepower via a column-mounted manual transmission. ... As for Packarda#39;s 1948 through 1950 styling, it is what history best defines as a aquot;successful failure. ... It has been said that Christopher lost sight of the companya#39;s reputation for building luxury cars, but he /he all-newanbsp;...

Author:Dennis Adler, Jay Leno
Publisher:Motorbooks - 2004-06


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