Albert Fitzpatrick's 1940 Packard

From Kustomrama
Revision as of 06:59, 30 December 2012 by Kvipt (talk | contribs) (Kvipt moved page Fitzpatrick Custom to Albert Fitzpatrick's 1940 Packard)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search
The Fitzpatrick as it sat when Kenneth and Ethel Thompson owned it.[1]

1940 Packard Sport Custom designed by Phil Lacey for Al Fitzpatrick of Fitzpatrick Coachworks in Hollywood, California. The Fitzpatrick Custom was designed by Phil Lacey. Phil showed his friend Al Fitzpatrick some of his sketches in 1947. Al fell in love with one of the sketches, and asked Lacey if he could build the car. The car was only 36 inches high from ground top top, and featured hand-formed body panels, a stylized grille, and front and rear flared fenders molded around a 122 inch Packard chassis. Doors, deck and hood were all operated by pushbuttons. The interior was done in soft durable calfskin, bleached white to contrast with the blue-metallic exterior. The car took three years and $20000 to complete.[2]

The car is currently owned by concept car collector Joe Bortz.[3]

Magazine Features

Trend Book 101 Custom Cars
Autoweek September 2006


Calling all Early Customs for Customs by the Sea, a pre-1952 custom car show presented by Kustomrama and the Race of Gentlemen. Pre-Registered Cars Only. Register Here.

Promote your shop, show or business on Kustomrama - This ad space can also be bought to promote cars for sale or to hunt down rare parts you're looking for. Click here for more info...


Did You Enjoy This Article?

Kustomrama is an online encyclopedia dedicated to traditional hot rod and custom cars. Our mission is to protect, preserve and share traditional hot rod custom car history from all over the world.

Help Us Make This Article Better

If you have additional information, photos, feedback or corrections about Albert Fitzpatrick's 1940 Packard, please get in touch with Kustomrama at:

Personal tools
Please Help Kustomrama
Recommended reading