Facts & Figures, Oct. 6, 1947

Icebreaker. With a proud blare of horns, Packard Motor Car Co. last week drove out its new cars, thus became the first motormaker to put 1948 models on the market. The new models were radically different from the '47; gone was the distinctive Packard hood, the company's trademark for more than 40 years. Packards now have rounded hoods and wide, square bodies, forecast by the '48 convertible model put out last spring. Although some models, which range in price from $2,125 to $4,668, will cost more than their predecessors, two of them...

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