The Holy (White) Grail

So, there I was...isn't that how all good stories start?

Literally, last Saturday, there I was, getting ready to turn onto Hwy 98 towards Pensacola to my third appointment of the day, and there driving past me was a Packard convertible, cream, with maroon red interior and lots of gorgeous chrome. So, what does anyone obsessed with vintage cars do...I flipped on my left-turn signal, changed lanes and whipped a U-turn right then and there. I followed him right into the Tom Thumb gas station at Parish Point!

Mr. Al didn't see me pull up, or get out of my car and walk over to the pump because someone else was admiring his car by the time I arrived. (Not surprising at all!) When he finally turned around, there I stood, somewhat unsure of what was going to come out of my mouth next.

Of course, inside, I wanted to squeel and jump up and down that I found exactly the kind of car brides ask for on a regular basis--as in 1-2 emails per week! This car was so beautiful--the engine was shiny black, the interior was perfect and rich in texture and color, and it just oozed style.

Mr. Al is a super nice man, and I think he's really looking forward to doing weddings! He told me all about his car. You know, there were only 1,500 made in the US. He's had this one for 20 years. It's won 7 Best in Show Awards. This isn't his first Packard though. He restored one while he was in college and drove it around--can you imagine?!

I'm posting a few snapshots. Just disregard the gas station in the background. A girl's gotta do, what a girl's gotta do, my friends.

Make : Packard Motor Company
Year : 1953
Color: Light Cream

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