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News! Peter will be showing the Dolphin at The Los Altos Fall Festival Classic Car Show, October 7, 2017.


The Dolphin

Shown at Ironstone Concours d"Elegance Spetember 27, 2014

Shown at Cruz'n Eureka Sept, 5-7 2014

1971 HONDA

Shown at Cruz'n Eureka Sept, 5-7 2014

Shown at the Goodguys West Coast Nationals show in Pleasanton, August 23 - 25, 2013.

Peter Portugal and the Honda in 2012.


Designed and built by Peter Portugal, owned by Gene Davenport
  • Shown at the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, CA. in January '08

  • Shown at the Portland Rod and Custom Car Show February 16-18, 2007
    Winner: People's Choice Award for Best in Show, Best of Class, Best Upholstery

  • This car also won 5 awards at the San Francisco Rod and Custom Show January 2007. Best of Show, Best of Class, Best Display, Best Paint, and Best Tires.


January 19, 2007 - The 1926 Packard Boattail Speedster was auctioned at
Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, Scottsdale Arizona
The auction featured more than 1,100 of the world's finest examples of collector and special interest automobiles from all years being auctioned off at No Reserve, as well as daily automobilia auctions offering an exquisite array of the finest, rarest and one-of-a-kind automotive collectibles . Attended by 250,000 collectors and enthusiasts from around the globe, the preeminent collector car auction on the international calendar includes over 350 vendors and exhibitors.

Lot Number: 943
Engine: 8.3 LITER VIPER
Transmission Type: 6-SPEED MANUAL
Horsepower: 500
Cylinders: V10
Exterior Color: BLACK/YELLOW
Interior Color: DARK RED

This piece of rolling art was built of steel, mahogany and maple by one of the premiere builders of Packard concept cars, Peter Portugal. His cars have been at Pebble Beach, Meadow Brook, The Packard Museum and on international television.

This 1926 Packard is an example of the one-off designs that converted a production sedan into a sports roadster. This type of car bridged the gap between the Boat Tail race cars of the 20's and the production Boat Tails of the 30's. It has a modified Packard frame with disc brakes, coil over shocks and a Ford 9" rear end. the engine and transmission are from a 2005 Viper with less than 500 miles on it. It has the kind of performance you would expect from a 500 HP, 2600 lb. car (5.2 lbs/hp). The extended cab fits tall drivers and is finished in leather, wool & wood. This is a one-of-a-kind automobile and virtually everything on it is hand made for this particular car.

The 1926 PACKARD BOAT TAIL designed and built by Peter Portugal, owned by Cheryl Luce was on display in Salem, Oregon, February '08

For more past events, see History


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