Scarce first edition 1973 hardback in very good condition throughout. Dust cover also clean and bright, one very minor tear to front and price clipped. ‘Ask the man who owns one’ was the Packard advertisement catch phrase.
“The Coachbuilt Packard’ goes one better, as the author not only owns one but as a Le Baron designer helped to evolve the Le Baron coachwork which graced many a Packard chassis in the ‘thirties.
In this book Hugo Pfau, designer and enthusiast, describes, with the aid of nearly 400 photographs and drawings, the coach-work mounted on Packard chassis from 1906 to 1941, by the world’s leading coachbuilders both American and European. There are examples of nearly forty different coachbuilders’ craft, and every style of bodywork from two seater tourers to large limousines. This is more than a book on Packard bodywork, it is a compendium of coachbuilding.