AUTOS: Newcomers

Three more 1942 model cars were on display this week. They proved that shortages and priorities have made scarcely a dent in the new cars—at least not yet.

The newcomers were Packard, Plymouth, Studebaker. All showed the same trend: longer, lower bodies, further streamlining, an impression of massiveness attained by redesigned front ends, cartwheel-sized hubcaps, heavy grilles, thigh-thick bumpers. Amazing was their glitter. The touted shortage of chrome, nickel, other bright metals was not in evidence on the surface. The use of plastics was up, but not much more than in recent...

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