My first car was an Ultramatic-equipped 1951 Packard 200 sedan. To this day I'm not entirely sure why my parents allowed me to buy it late in summer 2005. I like to think it was because they trusted my maturity and judgment. In reality, pure scientific interest probably drove them to let me drive the Packard. It was, after all, the perfect opportunity to put Darwin's theory to the test.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/Articles/2012/09/27/Packard-Resurrection-Project-Rebuilding-a-classic-in-30-days-or-less