A Packard with History
When Ty Bennet sent us photos of this pristine Packard, we were impressed AND intrigued.
According to Ty, we were looking at the following: 1948 Packard 8 Station Wagon Woodie Woody. Restored. Excellent condition. Lexington Green Metallic paint. Powerful and Smooth Straight 8 engine.
Here’s a photo of that engine…
More from Ty: High Speed rear gear for modern touring. Plaid “Highlander” style interior. Real Wood Northern Birch rails over maple panels. Burl wood grained dashboard and door trim. Radial wide white wall tires. Ready for Summer touring.
This car has beautiful lines and trim.
But here’s a little more visual information on the interior of the car.
Does that upholstery fabric ring a bell? Door panels, too.
Rear interior–even the ashtray is covered in the tartan.
Yes, that is very definitely a Pendleton fabric, a traditional tartan. And look at the label!
A History Mystery
We’ve worked with truck and car companies on co-branded interiors in the past, but we don’t have any information on this particular car. This car is labeled with the special Disney label we used on clothing in our Frontierland Dry Goods Emporium. We don’t know if the fabric was purchased there, or if the car was upholstered as part of a display. Perhaps some fans might have information or memories?
Our president, Mort Bishop III, explained, “I am not aware of this project forWalt Disney. However with our Pendleton exhibit and store in Frontierland we worked closely with Walt Disney…Pendleton was one of the three original lessees in the park when it opened. It would not surprise me if we provided fabric to him for a Packard.”
Birch over Maple wood panels and dash; it’s made like a boat inside–what craftsmanship.
Ty sold the car to a private party at auction. Someone has a nice touring vehicle for all seasons.
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