1947 Cadillac 75 series Limousine, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, ‘Standard of the World’, Cadillac, December 25, Fleetwood hand-built coachwork, La Salle, Mirza Abol Hassan Ispahani, Mr Jinnah, Mr Jinnah's Birthday, Packard, Romano Karim Yusuf
In addition to being a great leader, Mr Jinnah (whose birthday will be celebrated on December 25) was a connoisseur of the finer things in life. He was always immaculately dressed and was especially fond of luxury cars. He owned several of these when he lived in Bombay, including a La Salle and an ivory coloured convertible Packard. When Mr Jinnah left for Karachi from Bombay, just days before Partition, his Packard was shipped to Karachi.
Aware of the busy official schedule that awaited him and the lack of official transport in the nascent state he had founded, Mr Jinnah sent word to Mirza Abol Hassan Ispahani (Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States at the time) to purchase a Cadillac for him. The car was slated to arrive by the end of 1947, but due to various delays, it reached Karachi in early 1948. During this time, Mr Jinnah used his Packard. Continue reading