The Packards Are Back

GM may soon be a memory.  Packards live on.

The last luxury automobile was produced in 1958. But on September 13, Fairfield County Concours d’Elegance hosts the world’s first display of an example of each Packard Concept Car ever built.

New Jersey collector Ralph Marano will display his entire Packard collection at the classic car and motorcycle event, at the  Fairfield County Hunt Club. The “missing link” — the last-ever 1956 Packard Predictor — comes from the National Studebaker Museum in Indiana.

Most of these concept cars are one-of-a-kind. Marano has displayed some before, but all have never been seen together.

Concours chairman Bill Scheffler calls it “an historic moment.”  Indeed:  As we say goodbye to the Hummer, we welcome back the Packard Vignale, Pan American and Panther.

Not a bad trade.

1955 Packard Panther

1955 Packard Panther

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