1954 Panther

Ralph Marano brought two Packard show cars to the field for judging: the 1953 Balboa (essentially a Caribbean hardtop) and this car, the 1954 Panther. Of the four Panthers built, just two survive. Clearly, the fin treatment of the Panthers appeared on the production 1955 and ’56 Packards. Marano’s example is the only Panther built with a removable hardtop.