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RealRides of WNY - 1948 Packard

March 3, 2020

RealRides of WNY - 1948 Packard

We came across this 1948 Packard Super Eight convertible back in 1976 at the AACA Car Show at the Main-Transit Fire Hall in Williamsville. In their advertising, Packard called it “The convertible of convertibles… a dream car come true!” Its features included a Prest-O-justment front seat… sleek new RoboToppower window controls for front and rear side windows… a Console-Key instrument panel with Flite-Glo instruments… and Comfort-aire ventilation. Apparently Packard was big on giving out kitschy names for their cars’ features. If you needed more space, Packard also offered a Super Eight Deluxe Sedan (below) for seven passengers on a 141-inch wheelbase (compared to 127 inches for the other Super Eight models, and 120 for the lesser lines), as well as a formal limousine.

Jim Corbran, RRofWNY

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