Memories of Bygone Days

“Yes, I remember this picture, this was taken in summer of ’39 — it was ’39, wasn’t it, Estelle? — yes, and Daddy had just bought this dashing Packard roadster that we took into town. Beaumont was our driver, he’d been with the family for years, but we girls called him ‘Monty’ when we were feeling especially daring…”

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Comments

  1. cyberpunkrocker says:

    MG TD Midget, akshully…

  2. I love this pic – can’t you just see them careening around town like “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride”?

  3. James Goes Forth says:

    A 1950 – 1953 Left Hand Drive British MG TD as cyberpunkrocker points out. Conflating this with a 1939 Packard is like suggesting a baby Koala is an acceptable substitute for a Panda. Oops? Loss of cute points.

  4. @cyberpunkrocker: Ah, thank you! (I’m not car expert, so I grabbed a name at random.)

  5. Eh, still reads in a few sentences like a better chick flick/rom com trailer than Hollywood could churn out. I”d pay to see the sequel.

  6. James Goes Forth “Conflating this with a 1939 Packard is like suggesting a baby Koala is an acceptable substitute for a Panda.”

    Indeed. Not the same thing at all. Having said that, the right model Packard might cost you quite a bit more.