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1949 Packard Eight January 19, 2016

Filed under: 1940s,Advertising,Art,History,Nostalgia,Vintage — kerbey @ 10:22 am
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Life magazine

Life magazine

130 HP Club Sedan $2274, fender shields $18, white sidewalls $21

Why do you suppose they illustrated this sedan, driving through mud on a construction site? To imply they were “movin’ on up” to the post-war, affluent side? That people who buy new cars also buy new houses? All I know is I sure do like that kelly green.

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8 Responses to “1949 Packard Eight”

  1. Benson Says:

    You should write ad copy. I bet that is exactly what they meant to portray. It is a nice car and color.

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  2. Brett Says:

    Love those long, sleek lines and all that chrome! What a land-yacht!

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  3. Cars today are so plain in comparison! ❤
    Diana xo

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  4. reocochran Says:

    I like the kelly green and all the grille- work. It looks like a very cool car and probably would have been out of my parents’ budget. They dated in 1953. Not sure if my Dad owned a car then or not? Mom rode a bus or trolley from Middletown to Cincinnati. 🙂

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