1941 Packard Darrin

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    Photographed at the July 29, 2011 preview to the RM auction at St. John's in Plymouth, Michigan.

    The setting inside the St. John's banquet room was just beautiful. It amazed me how much the decor of the room matched this Packard, almost as if they had decorated the room just for this one car.

    And to think, after all that decorating, bidding did not meet the reserve, so the car did not sell.

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    1. Photocre8 41 months ago | reply

      Stunning shot and car!

    2. Tyler Linner 41 months ago | reply

      Interesting rounding of the hood's leading edge. They couldn't keep the grille the same forever but this small nod to modernism could barely be considered progress!

    3. granttt73 41 months ago | reply

      Packard Convertible
      Darrin mostly modified the door-line and rear quarters. For perspective, here is an older regular convertible. It shows the difference in rounding that Tyler speaks of. Dutch Darrin is more famous for his Kaiser two-seater.

    4. coulportste 41 months ago | reply

      wow a real beauty

    5. Bob the Real Deal 41 months ago | reply

      Beautiful automobile and show room . I never saw a Darrin b/4 but I don't get out much

    6. John H Bowman 41 months ago | reply

      Fabulous car and great capture, Steve!
      The car in the thumbnail doesn't seem to be a '41 Packard 180; the front of this 1941 Packard 180 sedan looks very much like that of the Darrin convertible in Steve's photo.

    7. granttt73 41 months ago | reply

      @John, the text around the thumbnail states it is an OLDER and NON-Darrin Cconvertible.

      And it also states that the Darrin changes are all in the sides and the rear.

      So my point was to demonstrate what @Tyler (correctly) observed that in the 1941 you can see that Packard was curving the front fascia. He doesn't claim that's a Darrin touch.

    8. Cad-Kyiv 41 months ago | reply

      This is georgeus!

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