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January 4, 2009

On This Day In Automotive History…

Filed under: History — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 3:18 am

January 4, 1955

New Packards roll out

300px-packard_caribbean_195xThe 1955 Packards were introduced to the public on this day. Corvettes and Thunderbirds were upping the horsepower ante, and Packard struck back with the Packard Caribbean, the first V-8 Packard and the debut of highly stylized cathedral taillights. The era of the mighty tailfin was beginning.



  1. ….and in five years, the era of the tailfin was over. Man, why can’t we have classy fads like that today? All we get are imitation Hummers and BMW’s shaped like fish. With all the hype about going retro, why doesn’t Chrysler put a big ol’ Superbird spoiler and nose cone on a Sebring convertible? Or Buick dropping a 455 into that hokey Rainier thing? If they’re going to have trends that get dropped like a rock two years later, why not make them something our grandkids can read about and say “cool!”

    Comment by jordanmorningstarblog — January 7, 2009 @ 1:12 am

  2. Amen Brother!

    Comment by blasterhappy — January 7, 2009 @ 6:51 am

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