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Old Jan 18, 2011, 11:45 PM   #1
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Default Classic Packard -- from all sides

A beautiful Packard roadster from the early 1930's (I believe).
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Old Jan 18, 2011, 11:46 PM   #2
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Did you know that, in 1929...
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...more people owned Packard stock...
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...than any other car company...
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...except General Motors?
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The company went out of business in 1958...
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I was in high school at the time of Packard's demise, and was sorry to see it disappear.
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And, finally, the hood oranment.
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Very nice set showing the details of this beautiful car. I noticed the steering mechanism is in front of the front wheels. Leading me to a little research on steering. very interesting.
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Very nice set showing the details of this beautiful car. I noticed the steering mechanism is in front of the front wheels. Leading me to a little research on steering. very interesting.
If you'll notice the same device in front of the wheels is on both the left and right sides of the car. They are not part of the steering mechanism but rather part of the suspension, specifically lever actuated hydraulic shock absorbers (North American terminology) or dampers (British terminology).

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