Packard was another well-known automotive company founded in 1899 that unfortunately didn’t survive the second World War. The brand was a luxury car builder and went head-to-head with the big three. Unfortunately, the company struggled due to odd design elements and a lack of consumer interest (via Classic Beyond).
The Packard car company had many shortcomings that contributed to the downfall of the brand. The lack of an employee pension plan meant the executive team was drastically older than those at the helm of the big three automakers. The cars Packard was selling were dated and lacked the features other automakers brought to the market.