1956 Buick Special Riviera Coupe

The Buick Riviera Coupe is a vehicle that teaches an important lesson; don’t forget lesser versions of a prime collectible. For the mid-to-late 1950s Buicks, car collectors’ interest is usually centered on the Century models, which is a combination of the...

1950-1952Buick Roadmaster

Buick had an old slogan “Valve-in-head, ahead in value” and was also applicable for the 1950-’52 Buick Roadmaster. The rest of the industry-led by Oldsmobile and Cadillac was finally coming to a conclusion that overhead valves were going replace side valves....

Packard Hawk 1958 T85

The number of Packard Hawks which were equipped with the no-cost, optional Borg-Warner T85 three-speed manual transmission with overdrive at the factory was 26. A Hawk that was originally fitted with the Flightomatic, would be better if installed with 1958 T85 with...

The engine size of the Packard Hawk

The dashboard was thickly padded and within it was the same engine-turned instrument panel found on the Golden Hawk fitted with Stewart Warner gauges. Beneath the hood was the ‘Jet Stream Supercharged’289 cubic inch V-8 borrowed from the 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk,...

Hurley’s Desire for Packard as Personal Car

The Designer of this car was Duncan McRae who later added the Lark to his resume, and his task was to create this car for Hurley’s personal use. The project was not economically prudent to be involved in for a company that could not actually build a new line of...