The collection focuses on the Packard motorcar, a personal favourite of the collector Graeme Craw, for their precision engineering, and beauty. While working at Dominion Motors, Auckland – the Packard agents for NZ – he became enthused with their high quality and suitability for early NZ roads. New Zealand also had an abundance of them as they were one of the few makes of car tough enough to stand up to the conditions of our roads in the first part of the 20th century. They were known as the “Rolls Royce” of the American car industry, and were the car of choice by politicians and celebrities, who often ordered custom changes.
We have many cars with stories, and are in the process of collating all this information.