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Engine
Inline 8
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Transmission
Manual
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VIN
22793105

Description

145 HP, 327 cid, L-Head In-Line 8-Cylinder Engine, 3-Speed Transmission VIN: 22793105 For Packard, once among the greatest names in American luxury cars, had been on a long, tough road to come back to prosperity, with plenty of detours and pot-holes along the way. At the on-set of WWII, all new body styles and the stylish Clipper line looked promising, but with war production and National D...

145 HP, 327 cid, L-Head In-Line 8-Cylinder Engine, 3-Speed Transmission VIN: 22793105 For Packard, once among the greatest names in American luxury cars, had been on a long, tough road to come back to prosperity, with plenty of detours and pot-holes along the way. At the on-set of WWII, all new body styles and the stylish Clipper line looked promising, but with war production and National Defense a priority, passenger car production had to be placed on hold. Knowing there would be a desire for new products once peace was declared, designers at Packard worked on the next generation of automobiles. In August 1947, the first of the new 22nd Series were unveiled and the star of the show was the Victoria convertible. This stunning example shows just over 61,200 miles, which appears to be from new. Finished in Cavalier Maroon, with the interior decked out in long-lasting matching vinyl and tan Bedford cloth, this was the ultimate in luxurious open car motoring when it was released. New features this year was the Robo-Top, which would raise and lower at the touch of a button, as did the windows, controlled individually or from the driver's master control. Providing a new easy to move, the Prest-O-Justable front seat allowed for the person behind the wheel to position themselves for maximum comfort. This example is also equipped with the optional push-button radio as well as the heater-defroster with Comfort-Aire design. A fabulous example from a bygone era of hand-crafted motorcars, this will make an elegant addition to the finest collection of vehicles.

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