Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Bohman and Schwartz creates one of a kind masterpiece in this 1940 Packard Victoria, originally owned by Maybelline founder, Tom Lyle Williams

Excerpt from Maybelline founder, Tom Lyle Williams Niece, Jane Allen's diary

 June, 1940

We drove to Pasadena to see a sketch of Tom Lyle's new car.  The artist for Packard had sketched it on a blackboard, actual size, to give tom Lyle an idea of dimensions.  Believe it will be some sporty job. The car will be a long convertible, four or five passenger, cream with red leather upholstering.  From the sketch it looks as if this will be the best looking and most unusual car Tom Lyle has had.  We spent the afternoon waiting for Tom Lyle to get all details settled, and stopped at a Drive-in for a sandwich


When Tom Lyle Williams requested an extra 18 inches added to the hood of his Packard, Bohman Schwartz accommodated him by purchasing a 20 foot Limousine, tearing it down to the chassis and building a custom made body on it. It's truly a remarkable piece of art.


So, when it came time to give my cousin Jeff Welles a great Birthday gift, I arranged for him and his brother Floyd Shaver-Welles, to visit the Snyder's, and take a ride in their uncle, Tom Lyle Williams car. (Jeff and Floyd are Tom Lyle Williams partner, Emery Shaver's, nephews.)  Here I am ready to cruise, with Jeff and Floyd's wives, Maryann Welles and Patty Shaver-Welles.



Our cousin, Ann (Williams-Corbett) Carneros, joined the Birthday party (Ann is Tom Lyle Williams, brother Noel James Williams, granddaughter,) 















































































Right to left, Ann (Williams-Corbett) Carneros, Sharrie Williams, Floyd Shaver-Welles and Jeff Welles. 






As it turned out we celebrated two special Birthdays, Jeff Welles and Bill Snyder...  Seated left to right bottom row, Jeff Welles, Steve Snyder, Maryann Welles, Sharrie Williams, Bill Snyder, Jo Snyder. Top row, Floyd Shaver-Welles, Patty Shaver-Welles, Ann (Williams-Corbett) Carneros.








Enjoy two versions of a slideshow video with the Williams, the Shaver-Welles and Snyder's.


Steve Snyder with his father, Bill Snyder at the Vault Classic Car Showroom, 714-401-1047.

Steve Snyder is owner of Vault Classic Cars and now has a beautiful Showroom in Fullerton, California, where you can visit and purchase some of the most incredible vintage cars in the world.

More about Steve Snyder, Vault Classic Cars and Tom Lyle Williams 1940 Packard Victoria click on links.


Mar 26, 2012
Maybelline's spectacular one of a kind classic car. Meeting with Packard historian, and owner of VAULT CARS, Steve Snyder, was a real eye opener!!! Steve brought out a thick folder, documenting the history of my great uncle ...

Mar 29, 2012
Chuck Williams aka BB1, of Reeeeel Convertibles, Steve Snyder of Vault Classic Cars, Sharrie Williams, author of the Maybelline Story, and her sister, Donna Williams, spend an afternoon, viewing and discussing the history ...

Jun 14, 2012
Stay tuned for an article on the car written by Steve Snyder, of VAULT CARS, for the Antique Automobile Club of America . These Classic Roman Horses represented the power of Rome. I was amazed to see how similar they ...

Mar 24, 2012
In 1971, the 1940 Packard Victoria was published in Old Cars Weekly in Kahoka Missouri. Bill Snyder ... Labels: 1971 Cadillac Coupe deVille, maybellinebookblog, Vault Cars. classic cars, video of 1940 Packard Victoria ...

Jun 18, 2012
Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest. Labels: 1934 Vee Windshield Dietrich Packard, antique automobile club of america, Paige Detroit., Steve Snyder, Tom Lyle Williams, Vault Cars. classic cars ...

Mar 12, 2012
My cousin, Chuck Williams, aka, BBI, and I met with Steve Snyder, of Vault Cars, at Barrett Jackson's Classic Car Auction, in Scottsdale Arizona....We discussed our great uncle's, 1940 Packard Victoria.... which has been in ...

Apr 01, 2012
Tom Lyle Williams, had an eye for exquisite motor cars and purchased cars that are today considered some of the best of the classic era. Tom Lyle Williams, 1939 Packard Super 8 Convertible coupe, with bumper guards and ...

Mar 31, 2012
Click for dates. THANK YOU TO STEVE SNYDER OF VAULT CLASSIC CARS FOR MAKING THIS PHOTO SHOOT POSSIBLE.... Posted by Sharrie Williams at 9:42 AM · Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest.

Jan 21, 2012
My cousin Chuck Williams, aka, BB1, and I met up with Bill's son, Steve Snyder of VAULTCARS, at Barrett Jackson Classic Car Auction, this week and discussed making a documentary on this very rare automobile. I will post it sometime in March, so stay tuned for stories and facts that have been in the Vault for 60 years. Posted by Sharrie Williams at 1:55 PM · Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest. Labels: 1940 Packard Victoria, Barrett Jackson ...

Mar 28, 2012
My interview with Steve Snyder, owner of Vault Classic Cars... and the son of Bill and Jo Ellen Snyder, owners of this beautiful, custom, 1940 Packard Victoria... once owned by, Maybelline founder and owner, Tom Lyle ...

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