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1942 Packard Clipper Sedanet - Utah Showroom
1942 Packard Clipper Sedanette - Utah Showroom
During the 1940's, Packard was still the premier luxury automobile, even though the majority of cars being built were the 120 and Super Eight model ranges. Hoping to catch still more of the market, Packard decided to issue the Packard 115C in 1937, which was powered by Packard's first six-cylinder engine since the Fifth Series cars in 1928. While the move to introduce the Six, priced at around $1200, was brilliant, for the car arrived just in time for the 1938 recession, it also tagged Packards as something less exclusive than they had been in the public's mind, and in the long run hurt Packard's reputation of building some of America's finest luxury cars. The Six, redesignated 110 in 1940–41, continued for three years after the war, with many serving as taxicabs.
In 1939, Packard introduced Econo-Drive, a kind of overdrive, claimed able to reduce engine speed 27.8%; it could be engaged at any speed over 30 mph] The same year, the company introduced a fifth, transverse shock absorber and made column shift (known as Handishift) available on the 120 and Six.
This Packard is a very rare model, as most of the production was in the 4 door version. Nicely presented with its M-39 Flathead In- Line, 6 Cylinder engine, Cast Iron Block, 245 CID, 105 hp @3600 RPM. It has the 3-Speed manual transmission, 4-wheel hydraulic brakes, Carter model WA1-530-S carb, electric wipers and cloth bench seat