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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1954 Packard Convertible owned by Wayne Hedlund
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING What better way to celebrate the first week of spring than to glide down Long Island’s roads in a topless powder-blue Packard? While the Packard would vanish from showrooms a few years later, it was still very much a luxury car in 1954. Putting yourself behind the wheel of a Convertible such as...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1940 Packard 110 Club Coupe owned by Wayne Hedlund
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING Despite stiff competition from Cadillac and effects of the Great Depression, Packard in 1940 was still known as an ultra-luxury brand, renowned for its build quality, engineering innovations and twelve- and eight-cylinder engines. Even in the troubled 1930s, these big cars could cost anywhere...Read more »