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Tim, thanks for the confirmation.

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...On the other hand, A/C would be an unnecessary extravagance...

Steve (58L8134), logic should have an influence into my purchasing behavior but all too often I ignore their whisper-quiet voice. And if a king decides to have his sword installed into his car, who would cast doubt on the neccecity of this royal measurement?


source: Oakland Tribune, California, 04 Nov 1934

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It looks like a boat, I admit, but it is on wheels and once it was propelled by Packard and as such it is suitable to be published here.

"A replica of PT-109 is towed down Pennsylvania Avenue during President John F. Kennedy’s inaugural parade in 1961. Kennedy was the last commander of the PT-109 patrol torpedo boat in the Pacific Theater during World World II. His actions to save his surviving crew after the Japanese bombed the boat made him a war hero and helped launch his political career."



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Forgive me for calling this imperial emperor car -> again on stage. Meanwhile I learned that the brand name of this end 1920s car is "Park".



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If "the steering mechanism is located on the right", then the pic isn't mirror-inverted.

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Packard "...famous brand luxurious bubble car made by Park,,,"

Got to love the odd translation...now I realize I too drive a "bubble car!"

Thanks Guscha!

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Steve (58L8134), you're welcome!

Photograph of ceremony at Lincoln Memorial attended by Vice President Truman, celebrating Lincoln's Birthday.
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source: NATIONAL ARCHIVES CATALOG ; Abbie Rowe, 1905-1967, Photographer (NARA record: 8451352)
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Hi Guscha

That's a great image of the event at the Lincoln Memorial, February 12, 1945. Vice President Harry Truman was still two months away from death of FDR which thrust him into the Presidency. There was still terrible fighting in both war theaters though much hope the war would soon come to a peaceful conclusion with the progress being made.

Here is a closer look at his Packard that day. Its amazing how many Packards appear in images of the important events with the prominent people of the day.

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...Its amazing how many Packards appear in images of the important events with the prominent people of the day.


Steve (58L8134), I'm convinced, that the PMCC marketing department did its best.

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Hi Guscha

I'm sure they were in there pitching, too bad they didn't get Eisenhower to take his Inaugural Parade ride in a new "53 Caribbean rather than the '53 Cadillac Eldorado he did. Those events were great prestige boosters then.

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... Those events were great prestige boosters then ...


You're absolutely right. All over the world Mercedes enjoyed that effect to the fullest for decades.
Years ago, Dave (O_D) informed on -> Packards in the White House fleet. The Truman Presidential Library -> contains a pic that illustrates the efforts of PMCC to keep pace after the war.


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