Collection of 13 original photographs of a Packard 200, documenting the car's performance during a road trip to California

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Detroit: Packard Motor Car Company, Circa 1955. Collection of 13 vintage photographs of a Packard 200 (though the accompanying envelope notes the car as a Packard Patrician) taken over the course of a factory endurance test drive to California, circa 1955. Included with the photographs is a copied "Design Analysis" sheet, noting the various mechanical issues experienced over the course of the trip, along with the business card of Packard research project engineer George H. Joly.

A set of photographs shot by an uncredited professional photographer, capturing the Patrician's exterior and engine components. In 1955, the entire senior line of Packards (including the Patrician, one of Packard's top-shelf luxury models) would receive an extensive design update, and the Patrician was offered as a four-door sedan only.

Photographs 8 x 10 inches. Generally Near Fine. Housed in a Very Good plus manila envelope with manuscript ink annotations on the flap and recto.

[Book #155594]