Packard, 81, Is a Youngster to Its Driver Who is 101
A pair, Margaret
Dunning of Plymouth, Michigan, is 101 and her Packard 740 roadster is
Her love affair with vehicles never waned. She drove a truck as a Red
Cross volunteer and has owned a parade of classic and antique cars. At
her home, she also keeps a 1931 Ford Model A, a 1966 Cadillac DeVille
that she often drives to car meets, a 1975 Cadillac Eldorado convertible
and her everyday car, a 2003 DeVille. A battered Model T steering wheel
is her garage doorstop.
All along she supported her beloved town of Plymouth, where she has
lived in the same home since she was 13. In the 1940s she and her mother
donated property to establish what is now the Dunning-Hough Library. She
has also donated more than $1 million to the Plymouth Historical Museum.
She dropped out of college during the Depression to help at her
mother’s real estate business
and later had successful turns in banking
“When I was little, Mom asked me what I thought I wanted to do for a
living,” she said.
“I told her ‘to buy and sell.’ I think that surprised
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