Packard Predictor, 1956. A concept car designed under Packard design chief Bill Schmidt and chief stylist Richard A. Teague and built by Ghia. “Rolltop” roof panels slid away to ease entry/exit. The Predictor was supposed to be the first of a new generation of Packards but time was up for the prestigious brand. On August 15, 1956 Curtiss-Wright, who had gained control of Studebaker-Packard, ordered all Packard properties sold.