Barbara Gunning is 101 years old which means she has seen just about everything there is to see. She’s lived through WWI, the Great Depression, WWII and a time when there was no internet and or cable TV. She’s a lady that’s been there and done that, and what’s even better is that she still drives one of the coolest cars around. The vehicle in question is a 1930 straight-8 740 Packard. This is a car that dwarfs most full size pick-up trucks and that’s almost as wide as a city block. Yet Mrs. Gunning has no problem firing her baby up and going for a nice cruise when the mood strikes her. Cars from the 1930’s and 40’s were hand built with style, class and a sense of elegance that I doubt will ever resurface in the automotive industry again. They’re not only works of art, but true time capsules that remind us of a time when things were built to last… just like Barbara Gunning.
Source: The New York Times