Now Hear This — September 1, 2011 at 12:09 am

Toy Packards


England’s world-famous Rolls-Royce, and America’s magnificent Packard, both went into a categorical decline in the mid-Fifties. In the case of the Rolls, it’s still staggering along under German manufacture, but our acclaimed Packard ceased making beautiful cars in 1956.

Toymakers, of course, appreciated the Packards of their day, but to build and sell a Packard toy cost twice as much as a smaller Ford or Chevrolet. Very much like real life.

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