Whether it is easy to create cars for solid clients? Pakkard - the embodiment of dream
Among clients of firm crowned persons quickly enough appeared. Chose Pakkard and stars of cinema and sport.
Jack Dempsey, having won a champion title in boxing, on prize-winning money magnificent Pakkard with a body “got a compartment - - vill“. His rival Jess Willard, to brighten up the failure, immediately ordered to himself Pakkard with the accessories, instead of nickel covered with gold.
In general the list of clients reminded a year-book of club of billionaires: Arbakli, Archibalda, Astora, Gulda, Morgana, Vanderbildta, Rokfellera...
In 1915 the Twin Six model - “The double six“ was presented. It could not but strike public - it was the first serial car with 12 - cylinder V - the figurative motor.
The leading automobile experts with admiration noted storm dispersal, lack of noise, except a sound of the soaked-up air, at a speed of 80 km/h. The employee of the English magazine Motor without special difficulty dispersed on Twin Six to 72 km/h on long rise. And here Russian-language advertizing of this car:
“Packard - most dorogie and most luchshie in the world!
Pakar cars - most dorogie cars in mire. But practical Yankees consider them the most favorable. Zatrachennyya money is more best here is paid. Who did not go by “Pakar“, tot cannot present, driving the car is how pleasant. “Ïàêàðú“ idet on the plowed field, kak on the good road“.
V Rossii, by strange accident, almost do not know “Pakar“. And between tem on prisposoblen k very much plokhim dorogam zapadnykh shtatov Sowing. America, - these roads it is not better nashikh russkikh. In America on vsekh dorozhnykh ispytaniyakh “Pakar“ poluchal and poluchayet the first prizes.
is very easy to steer Cars of Pakar firm. They are safer and steadier vsekh drugikh. Stops are made bez maleyshikh tolchkov and derganiy. Bolshim udobstvom “Pakara“ is its left upravlenie and the central control board on which all mechanisms of the car are concentrated (tut and pusk v hod).
Pakar cars long not stareyut, thanks to ikh durabilities and formam. They not teryayut the softness and absolute noiselessness of the course, even after mnogikh let driving“.
It. Infinitely long, sparkling the body, a huge radiator and headlights, an unusual form a guard of devices in salon on the center of a Torpedo, a steering wheel with a huge rim from ebonite, elastic sofas in which horsemen literally rolled is delicious...
William Saroyan devoted the story to the friendship of the boy lasting the whole summer from an immigrant family with the Indian by the name of the Locomotive - 38, taking place in trips around vicinities on Pakkarda, long, magnificent, green as a young grass. The Indian who accustomed to business pretended that does not know laws of the American society and the American way of life to give 12 - to summer Willie in plenty to do a bit of traveling driving the car - dream, to hunt and fish.
It was not especially difficult for Willie to cope with the huge car - the tyagovity motor infrequently demanded to switch transfers, besides the box was synchronized. At coupling was easy vyzhy, thanks to a vacuum servoamplifier. Drum brakes on all wheels with double blocks allowed to stop easily the car even from the speed of 50 miles/h. Yes, it was unforgettable summer!
This remarkable car was issued also after World War I. For the first time the president of the United States arrived to inauguration in the car, and Pakkard was this car!
Development of the market forced to pass to a line method of production, to reduce prime cost. Bankruptcy overtook such producers of prestigious cars as Lokomobil, Crane - the Simplex, Thomas - Flaybout, Apperson, Lozyer, Mack - Ferlen, Biddl - and Pakkard succeeded. Conservatism was characteristic of expensive cars, and Pakkard those years distinguished very simple forms - as at a shoe box. However, competitors - Cadillac, Pierce - Errou, neogenic brand the Lincoln - in this plan did not win at all.
But soon in Franklin firm the former officer of the French army Franck De Coss seriously was engaged in development of style. Works in this direction in firms “Hudson“, “Studebeyker“, “Nash“ began to be conducted. “Cole“ offered models with the exotic names “Sportosayn“, “Turosayn“, “Volant“ and “Bruett“ on which unusual style decisions, for example, octahedral lateral and back windows were used.
In America the European cars - Ispano - Syuiza, Izotta - Frachchini, Mercedes, Bugatti began to appear in significant amounts. Since 1922 in Springfield of the state New - York worked branch of Rolls - Royce Ray Dietrich, Tom Hibbard, John Inskip were responsible for development of bodies on whom. Production went in the former firm “Brewster“.
American Rolls - Roysa very courageous style distinguished. They were painted in different colors, depending on to what customer the car - dark-green is intended for the house Morganov, color Burgundian for the house Vanderbildtov, blue, as if covered by hoarfrost, - for the house Astorov.
By cars folding awnings with a low, prompt profile, windshields with a big tilt angle were put. In Springfield there was a warehouse for storage of seasonal bodies - many clients ordered for cars two bodies - for the summer and for the winter. “Winter“ bodies were painted in more dark shades. Bodies stored very carefully - every day wiped with suede, carefully painted over and zapolirovyvat tsarapinka and cracks. Edward Makouli, the son of the president of Pakkard firm, decided to adopt a similar method of customer service.
Pakkarda began to equip with bodies, similar to the bodies like “Spidster Derby“ put on springfildsky Rolls - Roysa. Such bodies became fashionable and began to be put on cars of the brands “Stutts“, “Marmon“, “Lincoln“, “Dyyuzenberg“, “Kissel“, “Gardner“, they attracted and to clients of “Cadillac“. If to be exact, it were phaetons of sports type with an additional windshield for back passengers. Makouli looked for original color schemes, unconventionally drew lines of division of flowers, defiantly emphasizing them with moldings.
Soon Ray Dietrich, the first-class specialist in a styling began to cooperate with “Pakkard“. Typical Pakkard that time - a stately, elegant, spacious double - a phaeton - magnificence! These cars began to get to our country, representing dream:
“... The real life flew by by, joyfully blowing and sparkling varnish wings“. (Ilf and Petrov, “A gold calf“)
these Cars served in narcomats, in district committees. On such Pakkarda the colonel Shebalov carried the niece - the member of the Komsomol Natka - during short appointment in Moscow (Gaidar, “The tale of Military Secret“). These phaetons went in the column meeting Chelyuskins on the square in front of the Belarusian station. On the same car the driver Boris Udolsky acted in linear high-speed arrivals - the administration of that time encouraged similar initiatives. By the way, Udolsky found in due time and put on the course 200 - strong racing Benz and became the first Soviet champion.
Such phaeton served as ceremonial departure to the Indian maharaja Patiala. And whether it is possible to find the best crew for Mary Pikford, Judee Garland, Barbara Harlou? Too suited Rudolf Valentino and Douglas Fairbanks Pakkard. It by right was an embodiment of the Hollywood chic and an era of a prosperita.
Six-cylinder models disappeared from the company program exactly to share crash of 1929. On magnificent cars America drove in a doss house for the homeless.
It is necessary to tell that it was necessary to producers of cheap mass models heavier - they in a trice lost the most part of buyers. Only very rich people whose condition even the Great depression could not exhaust could afford purchase of the new car.
Still which - who resisted standing in those hard times. But it were people sedate, detailed, not inclined to excesses. They bought same strong and solid as they, cars - Nash, Hudson, Studebeyker, Chrysler with the tyagovity “six“ established on rubber support.
It was the real middle class - the people containing the business demanded in any conditions - the doctors, lawyers serving the large companies, officials.