Oh, those grilles
For styling, when viewed from their sides, cars from the 1930s were all within degrees of each other (with the exception of the super luxuries). It wasn’t until you looked at their grilles could you more easily distinguish them apart.
Have to hand it to the designers at Packard who changed their beautiful full-car designs through the years but always kept that signature shape to the top of their grille. Because of it, you could spot a Packard (Packie) from great distances.
For those who aren’t sure what I’m talking about, look at the shape of their grill, above, the top portion in particular. This grill is on a 1937 model, Now look at the shot of two other Packard grilles (left), one from the 40s and one from the 50s. The top shape of that grille is the same. THAT’S branding!
Now, if we could only convince Sir Smokealot to keep his dirty shoe off the bumper…..