Packard Automobile was a luxury brand produced by Packard Motor Car Company from Detroit and later by the Studebaker-Packard Corporation. The first models were produced in 1899 and the last Packard in the late 50s. In attempt to keep the brand alive for the car-buying public, the company built 7 dream cars during the 50s. The Predictor was the last concept car designed by Ghia of Turin in 1957 under Packard design chief Bill Schmidt.
Although some failed to see that, the automobile industry is a very versatile one; it managed to stay afloat and keep people’s interests for over one hundred years, and people still rely on it for fast transportation and a good flow of activity on the planet.
The Tucker Automobile or the Tucker Torpedo is a rare vehicle with only 51 models produced. Many of the parts and design features were ahead of their time, including the Cyclops Eye, a directional third headlight.
The automobile history begins with Da Vinci’s concept and steam-powered vehicles, such as Taylor’s two-cylinder buggy. In the 21th century, engineers are reconsidering once again the possibility of steam engines as a sustainable energy source.