1942 Packard Clipper

AUGUST 2002 – A rusty 1942 Packard Clipper sedan stands at a car dealer in British Columbia, Canada. Photo © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

I admit that I have a thing for old cars. While I (sadly) cannot afford to collect them, I still like to see and photograph them every now and then.

I found this 1942 Packard Clipper sedan with its impressive, distinctive grille in 2002 in British Columbia. Its body was in a good condition and not bad for a 60 year old car. A bit rusty, yes, but not too much, which adds to the sensation. The two tone colors were looking a bit weird: light mint green and light beige?! Looking at images of this model, I do not see this combination anywhere. So it must have been a rather excentric previous owner. The clear headlights seem to be all OK, but why the yellow headlights? Were these the indicators?

I like the way the setting sun softly illuminated the old car. It’s clear that this car was a sleeping beauty that was just waiting patiently until the right person comes along and puts it to life again. I am sure that its new owner would spend endless hours on refurbishing it to become the beauty it was in the past.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time26-AUG-2002
LocationClinton, B.C., Canada
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions6556 x 4254 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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