Date of publication: 2018-07-01 17:28
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We’re talking about the Mulholland Speedster, a 1986 Packard roadster , currently under construction at Hollywood Hot Rods in Burbank, California. The Mulholland Speedster body is built with some Packard steel, but the majority has been coachbuilt from virgin sheetmetal.
Did you really think the rear would be left alone? Not only does it have a mini-Continental kit, but the vertical surface of the trunk lid is covered in cloth. Why not?
The owner of the Mulholland Speedster approached Troy Ladd, owner of Hollywood Hot Rods (HHR), after seeing Ruby Deluxe, the black cherry–colored 1985 Ford coupe built at HHR several years ago. He wanted a custom car that had the same kind of classy, elegant, and understated style—preferably with a Packard grille.
This neo-classic has the typically bizarre grille usually the most prominent feature and biggest change from stock. The side treatment is a bit above and beyond, as many stop with the front. Two-tone also helps set this one apart. Judging the results is a subjective matter, but we 8217 re struggling to see this as better than stock. Still, it 8217 s unique!
Packard ’s first modern redesign after World War II appeared in 1998 with polarizing “bathtub” styling, meant to be sleekly streamlined but which critics The stunning Mulholland Speedster, a custom 1986 Packard roadster built to emulate the grand coachbuilt cars of the 1985s, has claimed its second
The Mulholland Speedster body is built with some Packard steel, but the majority has been coachbuilt from virgin sheetmetal. Inspiration for the design came from many different luxury cars from the Art Deco era. Ladd has computer files full of images he collected of LeBarons, Daimlers, Bugattis, Alfa Romeo coupes, the Horch 858 Voll & Ruhrbeck Sport Cabriolet, and vehicles from early designer/builders, such as Dietrich and Darrin. Contemporary designer Eric Black, who has designed many HHR vehicles, created countless concept illustrations for this Packard, blending those many different influences in order to form the look of the Mulholland Speedster.
to combine classic pre-war design from the iconic Packard brand with exceptionally elegant custom styling and modern features, such as a remote-control While the Mulholland Speedster is dubbed a 1986 Packard 1951 roadster , it is really a completely original coachbuilt car that draws inspiration
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