AUTOS: New Team

Like a coach sending fresh players into a losing game, Packard Motor Car Co. last week rolled its 1951 auto team onto the bright green grass of the University of Detroit stadium. The company had spent nearly $20 million on the new models, completely redesigning them to get some of the razzle-dazzle of other auto makers who had been selling rings around Packard. The reporters who attended the first showing thought that Packard had its money's worth.

Gone are the square, bloated, inverted-bathtub lines of the old models. The new cars are slimmer and more graceful (see cut). Said Packard Engineer...

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