Thursday, January 26, 2017

Jerry Miscevich saw a photo of the 1929 Packard Boattail Speedster and spent the next 20 years thinking about it. Finally, he built a replica, the same way they built the original

And Jay Leno interviewed him

Just like Packard, Miscevich got his hands on a 626 chassis and the engine from a Super 8. Then he got to work fabricating the rest of the car, modifying existing parts and using authentic ones where he could for the next 19 years

1 comment:

  1. I wonder if Miscevich would like two....

    Packard Speedster
    "built up with a 1929 6th series 126"WB chassis and has been modified
    to take the big eight 3rd series crank case and a 2nd series block head and manifold .This is similar to what was used to build the colonel Vincent speedster in 1928 which clocked 125 mph.
    The gear box is a 5th series with a single plate clutch."