Richard’s Antique Car

The car that Richard has bought to work on is a 1929 Packard Deluxe Eight Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton (type 640), a convertible sedan in a deep dark red colour. The Series Eight sedan was Packard’s best-selling model for many years, making Packard the best-selling luxury car maker, selling twice as many cars overseas as any other in its high price range; it was the number one designer and manufacturer of luxury vehicles from the turn of the twentieth century until World War II. Note the “Flying Goddess” hood ornament, this style used on Packard cars in the mid to late 1920s is considered a rare find in itself.

A classic car of this type would have cost at least $100 000 in 2002 (today it could go for $250 000), so Richard has bought himself a very expensive little hobby – which he will very soon tire of.

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