Saturday, June 25, 2011

Packard Clipper


While out running errands this week I took a short-cut through Little Italy and happened upon this huge eye-popper of a car parked on a small side street so of course I had to stop. It is in incredible condition and after researching (googling) I think it is a 1946 Packard Clipper or maybe a '47 but that bird hood ornament must be an add-on. Imagine tooling around town in this car - priceless!

13 comments:

Paul in Powell River said...

Wow! - priceless is right!

Leif Hagen said...

Oh my goodness! What a beautiful car! A Gem!

Kate said...

Yes, it is loverly! I found one yesterday that is an eye-popper and will post it in a week or so. Isn't it fun to unexpectedly find something marvelous like this?

Regina K said...

Amazingly in great shape. The owner obviously takes great pride in it's upkeep.

LĂșcia said...

This car is so cool, I love its style. Many times I think design in old times is much more interesting than nowadays. ;-)

Montreal Photo Daily said...

You just hit the jack-pot! What are the chances one crosses paths with one of these beauties? "0"

Excellent photo!
Have a great weekend.

Jack said...

It is a beauty. And, it was in regular use, not in an antique car show? That is special.

Randy said...

What a gem.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Classic!! How nice to see something in such good condition that is older than me, there's hope yet Red haha!!

Birdman said...

My dad had a Jag this size. It was amazing one the car got rolling. Ha!

JM said...

What a beauty! Also love the colours.

EG Wow said...

I'd be afraid to drive it around Toronto. A few drivers there drive like they never had lessons. :))

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous Clipper! That's quite the tasteful custom paint job, I love it! And as for the hood ornament, it might be a replacement, but these Packards really were sold with a large "bird" hood ornament as an option back in the day. Quite the elegant package.