Recently we featured a 1952 Oldsmobile show chassis at the 1952 Los Angeles Auto Show. Today’s post contains three more pre-show publicity photos of displays by Hudson, DeSoto, and Packard accompanied by Hollywood models.
The lead photo shows a Hudson Hornet cutaway car with models Janet Brett and Shirley Buchanan posing for the photo. The Hornet display highlights the Automaker’s “step-down” design that includes a lower frame height than other of cars of the period and a passenger compartment which is located down in and between the frame rails. Hudson also showcased its new and powerful 210 h.p.”Twin-H” engine with dual carburetors in the show model.
- Models Janet Brett and Shirley Buchanan with the 1952 Hudson Hornet cutaway car.
- Carla Lauterer and a cutaway DeSoto “Firedome” 331 c.i. hemi-head V-8 that has been reported as being introduced to the public in Chrysler’s DeSoto display at the show.
- Janet Brett and the new 1952 Packard 250 “Mayfair” convertible that was first launched at the show accompanied by a four-door sedan in this new mid-priced model line. Both rode on a 122-inch wheelbase chassis powered by a “Junior” model 327 c.i. L-head straight-eight with five main bearings.