The Packard Motor Car Company has a long history of building high end luxury cars. This car, a 1956 Packard Patrician, is the last of its kind and a surprise to see parked on the street.
The Patrician was the top of the line Packard sedan. It was introduced in 1951 and ran through 1956.
Power came from a 5.8 liter (359 cubic inches) straight 8 that produced 212 horsepower.
These are flashy cars with their three tone paint and gold trim.
Packard merged with Studebaker in 1954. By 1957 Packards were badge engineered Studebakers and were sometimes called “Packardbakers”.
I always felt it was a shame the Packard brand went away. This car was a real surprise to see parked on a Seattle street. You can check out more Street Parked goodness by visiting the StartingGrid Street Parked page.