This was taken near the summit of Picture Rock Pass just before dropping down into the desert north of Summer Lake in Oregon. Taken about 2004 I think. <p>The car still sits there...if you go up to the present day highway on the hill above here and then down the other side, you can still see deep wagon ruts from the earliest settlers on what used to be the original pass road/trail.<p>
Looks sort of like a Packard 120, around 1939 or so. How many cylinders did it have (might be a 110, 120's were typically straight 8's and 110's were typically straight 6's) or does even have an engine?
Too bad though, the poor old darlin out there rusting away like that. They are really quite the looker when they're fixed up nice.
Wow, good eye! Looks like it. Here's a link to a beautiful example.
Oh, no motor btw. This thing was pretty much stripped.
No wonder the Donner party didn't make it. They ran the wheels of the thing and blew the motor out of it!
Silly...that could not possibly be a Donner car. The Donner's route went through Nevada into California....
And I think the Donners drove Chevys. Which might explain some of their problems...
Danial, is that why they got stuck on the pass?
I think it is a Studebaker because of the trunk and back fenders which are longer than a Packard's are. Almost looks like it could be a 40 Buick or other such bopco product also.
I think so, Mike. That and the little known fact that they didn't spend 15 minutes to save 15 percent on car insurance...grin...
Frank, you're right could be either one really they look a lot alike, without seeing a pic of the engine or even an interior shot it's hard to tell. Studie used to copy Packards a lot (what was that old saying, "Packard made fine cars and Studebaker would copy them").