Packard 6th Series Thompson Special Glasscock Speedster 1929 by Autocult
The Lieutenant’s Cigar
an appreciation by the press at the time, the car was described with the words “…
the sensational custom speedster …”. This was the description of a sporty, racy
one-of-a-kind car from 1929 that was built for only one purpose – to drive fast
on public roads!.
man behind it, who fulfilled his dream was a certain John Raglan Glasscock. At
the time he bought this racing car, he was 44 years old and came from a very
wealthy family. He realized his dream of a sports car as a one-off production
base on a Packard 626.
the soldier, the purchase of the 626 was not the end of his dream, because he
wanted to have an independent car body. The Los Angeles-based Thompson Auto
Body Company awarded the lieutenant his desired body, modeled it and it and
presumably also connected it to the Packard chassis.
the body impressed above all with its simplicity, striking are the externally
visible two elongated frame struts, on which the cigar-shaped sheet metal cladding
was placed. The fenders, which are matched directly to the tires, and the
completely unconventionally designed headlights testify to attention to detail.
one-of-a-kind Speedster has survived to the present day and is now on display
at the “Driving Museum” in El Segundo, California.
|Packard 6th Series Thompson Special Glasscock Speedster 1929
|Concept Cars, Road
|Limited edition of 333 pieces
A relatively new maker of very well finished resincast models, established in 2015. Very imaginative choice of subjects, often concentrating on the more eccentric episodes in motoring history! Production limited to 333 pieces of each subject, which often means that we get one delivery and that is it, so pre-orders strongly recommended!! Made in China for Germany.