Business: Cars to Drive

Passenger-car production quotas for individual automakers were set officially last week by the War Production Board. They totted up, not to 200,000 cars, as promised, but to over 240,000 cars for the last six months of this year. They also provided approximately double that number for the first three months of 1946.

In short, beginning Jan. 1, the production rate will quadruple. If production continues at that level, 1946 will approach 2,000,000 cars.

The aggregate quotas, by companies, to the end of next March:

General Motors 285,288

Chrysler 148,905

Ford 119,730

Studebaker 27,825

Hudson 21,602

Packard 20,118

Nash 19,550

Willys 16,000

Graham 16,000

Crosley 16,000

To give smaller companies enough output for economic production,...

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