This 1928 Packard 4-43 Phaeton was purchased new by the current owner's father from Gibbes Machinery Company in Columbia, SC in October of 1928. The current owner's father, who was from Scotland, took the car to England and Scotland in 1929. He claimed it was the first car to climb the hill to Edinborough Castle in high gear. It would later spend 28 years of its life in Sumter, SC.
The car was sold in 1956 to Mr. Jake Nelson of Greenville, SC. At his death it was purchased by Henry Yeska and re-sold to a collector in Pennsylvania. Mr. Paul Ianuario located the car for Mr. Logan, the current owner, in 2004 and re-acquired the car after 48 years.
This car has been treated to a complete frame-off restoration that was done over the past four years and has been brought back to the original colors and with the original accessories. In 2008 it was brought to the Hilton Head Concours d'Elegance where it was awarded the coveted 'Best of Show' award.Also photographed at :