CC Outtake: Packard Camry

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Packard used a number of graceful bird hood ornaments, some referred to as swans, others as cormorants, with longer necks and down turned heads. But for the car that really saved Packard, they used a version that looks more like a goose, with a rather anime head at that. I wonder why? Here’s how the earlier versions looked:

Packard swanimage courtesy

This is the one closest to the Camry.


And here’s the cormorant, with the translucent wings like the Camry’s. This is on a ’39 Ambulance.