It was post World War Two and focus was slowly shifting towards car production again. However, not too much had changed and Packard were like most of the other car companies releasing slightly revised 1942 models. Demand was high so there wasn't really even a need for full revisions. This 1946 Packard Clipper Six 2-door Club Sedan in Coral Blue was no exception, and was from a design originating in 1941, but what a good looking car it was.
The "Club" model particularly stood out with its fastback styling. Packard sales literature summed up the 1946 models by saying, "Beautiful at every angle". We think they were right!
The Clipper Six is powered by a 245 cubic inch engine producing 105 horsepower. This is paired with a 3-speed manual transmission with column shift. On the right is Packard's chatter-proof glove compartment. The sales literature highlighted the ingenious new cam-action latch that holds the door firmly shut - no more annoying squeaks or rattles!
Inside there is a lovely tan cloth interior with wood-grained dash and two-toned steering wheel. The speedometer is offset to the right.
The 1946 Clipper Six has is 208.5" long with a 120" wheelbase and is 76.2" wide.
Packard produced 15,892 Clipper Sixes for the 1946 model year. The 2-door Club Sedan you see here was priced at $1,680. This was still the era where even a heater was an optional extra!
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