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James Ward Packard had been very disappointed with the Winton car that he had purchased. Winton said that if Packard thought he could make a better car he should and so with the help of two former Winton workers the first Packard was built in 1899.

During World War II the Packard Motor Car Company sold the dies for both the Junior and Senior Packards to the USSR. The Packard would live on in the form of the ZIS. Therefore all Packards from 1946 wered basically Clippers.

Packard 1946 - 1947

Clipper Six
The 1946 Packards were essentially the same as the 1942 one and there were virtually no changes for 1947.

 
Body/Style Number Body Type Year Available
1682 4dr Trumped Back Sedan 1946
1685 2dr Club Sedan 1946
1686 4dr Taxi 1946
1684 4dr Taxi with Partition 1946
2182 4dr Sedan 1947
2185 2dr Club Sedan 1947
2185 4dr Taxi 1947
2184 4dr Taxi with Partition 1947
The serial numbers matched the motor numbers.
ID Numbers Year Engine Type
F1501 - F14999 1946 245.3 cid
F15001 - F50999 1947 245.3 cid

Clipper Eight
The Standard Eight was essentially the same as the Six but with a bigger engine. The Deluxe models featured richer trim and wheels.

 
Body/Style Number Body Type Year Available
1692 4dr Trumped Back Standard Sedan 1946
1615 2dr Club Deluxe Sedan 1946
1612 4dr Trumped Back Deluxe Sedan 1946
2115 2dr Club Deluxe Sedan 1947
2112 4dr Trumped Back Deluxe Sedan 1947
The serial numbers matched the motor numbers.
ID Numbers Year Engine Type
F300001 - F319999 1946 282.04 cid
F320001 - F399999 1947 282.04 cid

Super Clipper Eight
The Super Clippers had a seven inch longer wheel than the standard Clipper.

 
Body/Style Number Body Type Year Available
1675 2dr Club Sedan 1946
1672 4dr Trumped Back Sedan 1946
2175 2dr Club Sedan 1947
2172 4dr Trumped Back Sedan 1947
The serial numbers matched the motor numbers.
ID Numbers Year Engine Type
F500001 - F505999 1946 356 cid
F506001 - F521999 1947 356 cid

Custom Super Clipper Eight
The Custom Super Clippers came with the choice of Super Clipper wheelbase or 21" longer extended wheelbase. These extended wheelbase models were 7 rather than 6 seater models.

 
Body/Style Number Body Type Year Available
1625 2dr Club Sedan 6P 1946
1622 4dr Trumped Back Sedan 6P 1946
1651 4dr Limousine 7P 1946
1650 4dr Sedan 7P 1946
2125 2dr Club Sedan 6P 1947
2122 4dr Sedan 6P 1947
2151 4dr Sedan 7P 1947
2150 4dr Limousine 7P 1947
The serial numbers matched the motor numbers.
ID Numbers Year Engine Type
F500001 - F505999 1946 356 cid
F506001 - F521999 1947 356 cid

Packard 1948 - 1949

Packard Eight Series
These were the first all-new post war cars. The 2200 designation became 2200-9 for models from 1 November.


Year
Body/Style Number Body Type Year Available
2292 4dr Sedan 1948-49
2295 2dr Club Sedan 1948-49
2293 4dr Station Sedan 1948-49
2262 4dr Sedan Deluxe 1948-49
2265 2dr Club Sedan 1948-49
The serial numbers matched the motor numbers.
ID Numbers Engine Type
G200001 - G303000 1948 288 cid
G200001 - G350000 1949 288 cid

Super Eight
The long wheelbase versions were 7 seaters.


Year

Custom Eight
These were luxurious models.

Body/Style Number Body Type Year Available
2272 4dr Standard Sedan 1948-49
2275 2dr Club Sedan 1948-49
2277 4dr Sedan 7P 1948-49
2271 4dr Del Sedan 7P 1948-49
2276 4dr Limousine 7P 1948-49
2270 4dr Del Limousine 7P 1948-49
2279 2dr Victoria Convertible Coupe 1948-49
The serial numbers matched the motor numbers.
ID Numbers Engine Type
G400001 - G432000 1948 327 cid
G400001 - G475000 1949 327 cid

Year
Body/Style Number Body Type Year Available
2252 2dr Sedan 1948-49
2255 4dr Club Sedan 1948-49
2251 4dr Sedan 7P 1948-49
2250 4dr Limousine 7P 1948-49
2259 2dr Victoria Convertible Coupe 1948-49
The serial numbers matched the motor numbers.
ID Numbers Engine Type
G600001 - G612000 1948 356 cid
G600001 - G650000 1949 356 cid

Packard 1949 - 50

Packard Eight Series
The 2300 style numbers became 2300-5 in late 1949.


Year
Body/Style Number Body Type Year Available
2392 4dr Sedan 1949
2395 2dr Club Sedan 1949
2393 4dr Station Sedan 1949
2362 4dr Sedan Deluxe 1949
2365 2dr Club Sedan 1949
The serial numbers matched the motor numbers.
ID Numbers Engine Type
H200001 - H291000 2300 Series 1949 288 cid
H200001 - H2950000 2300-5 Series 1950 288 cid

Super Eight
The long wheelbase versions were 7 seaters.

 

Custom Eight
These were luxurious models.

Body/Style Number Body Type Year Available
2382 4dr Sedan 1949
2385 2dr Club Sedan 1949
2372 4dr Deluxe Sedan 1949
2375 2dr Deluxe Club Sedan 1949
2371 4dr Sedan 7P 1949
2370 4dr Limousine 7P 1949
2379 2dr Victoria Convertible Coupe 1949
The serial numbers matched the motor numbers.
ID Numbers Year Engine Type
H400001 - H416000 2300 Series 1949 327 cid
H400001 - H425000 2300-5 Series 1950 327 cid
 
Body/Style Number Body Type Year Available
2306 4dr Sedan 1949
2333 2dr Convertible 1949
The serial numbers matched the motor numbers.
ID Numbers Year Engine Type
H600001 - H602000 2300 Series 1949 356 cid
H600001 - H661000 2300-5 Series 1950 356 cid

The 1958 Packard Hawk was the last throw of the die to keep the company from annihilation. Sadly only 588 models came off the production line before the company folded. Packard's by this time were Packard's in name only. In 1957 Packard production had moved to Studebaker's factory in South Bend, Indiana. Similar to the Studebaker 1957 Golden Hawk, the Packard Hawk used fiberglass hoods. Its supercharged engine meant that the Hawk was the fastest production Packard in the company's history. About 100 remain on the roads today.

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