Photo: Johnny Miles

Photo: Johnny Miles

Photo: Johnny Miles

Photo: Johnny Miles

Photo: Johnny Miles

Photo: Johnny Miles

Photo: Johnny Miles

Photo: Johnny Miles

Photo: Johnny Miles

Photo: Johnny Miles

Photo: Johnny Miles

Photo: Johnny Miles

Photo: Bryan McCarthy

Photo: Bryan McCarthy

1938 Packard 1604 Super Eight Victoria Coupe

Amelia Island Concours 2019

Apr 5, 2019 | On Show

This Packard is one of the rare examples bodied by a European coachbuilder. It was originally sold as a bare chassis to a Greek shipping magnate who enlisted the Mayfair Carriage Company in England to body the bare chassis as a two-door coupe. After some years of use, the Vergottis family of Greece ultimately consigned the car to a ship scrapyard. Thankfully, the unique Packard was spared. In 1962, the car, then serving as a chicken coop in the south of France, was rescued by Navy Captain Elward F. Baldridge. The car passed through several subsequent owners and was recently restored, winning First in Class at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

 

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