Street Parked: The Last of the Big Packards

Packard!
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.
The Patrician

Power came from a 5.8 liter (359 cubic inches) straight 8 that produced 212 horsepower.
Packard bow quarter view

These are flashy cars with their three tone paint and gold trim.
I like gooooold!

Packard merged with Studebaker in 1954. By 1957 Packards were badge engineered Studebakers and were sometimes called “Packardbakers”.
Packard stern quarter view

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.

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