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Dimensions3080 x 2105
Original file size6.92 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken18-Aug-11 14:55
Date modified16-Oct-11 09:23
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D7000
Focal length16 mm
Focal length (35mm)24 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/60 at f/4
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 450
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
GOLD FIN ('58 PACKARD HAWK) (Rt 66 Afton OK)

GOLD FIN ('58 PACKARD HAWK) (Rt 66 Afton OK)

Pretty sharp! This was a 1953 Studebaker body slathered with chrome and fins to make it look like an up-to-date, and up-scale, Packard.

The gold-tone on the side was pretty cool too. Of course, we thought LP records were cool in 1958!

Too bad this model was marred by a bolt-on front (shown elsewhere) that had an unfortunate resemblance to a fish. Only 588 of these Packard Hawks were sold, not nearly enough to recoup tooling costs. It was the last year for the Packard, once a strong challenger to GM'S Cadillac.

This one is on display at Afton Station, a restored D-X (later DX) gas station in Afton OK.