April 7, 2013 - "1948 Packard Woody"
I had a hard time getting a clear view to shoot this vintage car beauty last month. It was parked here during the 'El Paseo Cruise Night' at Palm Desert, California.
"Packard introduced the 22nd Series of Packard Automobiles in 1948. In comparison to the Clipper automobiles, these were wider and available as wagons. The Station Sedan cost $3425 when new and was the most expensive of the short-wheelbase Packards. The substructure was comprised of steel and augmented by wood frames, and panels on the door and upper portions of the body.
In 1948, Packard produced 3,266 examples of the 22nd Series Station Sedan and 126 in 1947. Production continued until 1949, though a few were sold as 1950 models. Station wagons would not return to the Packard line-up until 1957 and 1958 with the Studebaker-derived wagon."
source - http://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z1956/Packard-Standard-Eight.aspx
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