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The 1912 Packard Models and the New Model 48 Six Cylinder

As we mentioned in our last post covering the 1911 Packard, the firm had made the big move as most of the other high quality manufacturers had, or were planning to do and announced the companies Model 48 six cylinder engine as can be seen above. It is very similar to most big American six…

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The Fourth Series 1928 Packard 443 Sales Artwork

The Packard 443 was called the fourth series and both the Custom Eight and the Standard Eight were on the same 143″ w.b. The car was introduced in July of 1927 and this artwork we are viewing here is for the catalog or production cars. The true custom bodied cars were featured in a separate…

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Packard Advertising Art for 1927 – The Third Series Cars

For a couple of months now we have been featuring the photographs in the Roderic Blood Collection. We last left off with the 1908 production year and we will continue that series of black and white photos which last all the way up to the early thirties. For a change of pace, we have decided…

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A Great Year for Packard and the 1908 Model 30

The Packard Motorcar had really taken off and 1908 would be a great year for the firm and its excellent Model 30. It was available in two wheelbases, a 108″ version and also a slightly larger long w.b. chassis this year at 124″. Packard’s photography department had also become more skilled as witnessed by these…

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The 1907 Packard Model 30…..The Coming of Age

Henry B. Joy, General Manager of Packard and  F. M. Alger, an investor in the company are seen above in the Model 30, which was new for 1907. It turned out to be a very successful car, which was larger and a continued development of the Model 24. The 30 with minor changes, would go…

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The 1903 Packard Model F

The new Packard Model F was introduced at the New York show exhibits early in the year. It was almost the same mechanically as the 1902 Model F we covered earlier and the biggest change was the new hood along with an angled radiator. At the same time, J.W. Packard and the board of directors…

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The Roderic Blood Packard Collection

Through the courtesy of  The Larz Anderson Auto Museum we are pleased to be able to share with you the Roderic Blood collection of original Packard Company photographs and promotional materials. This collection was rescued from destruction in 1951 when Blood traded a 1910 Packard model 18 runabout to secure the collection that was being…

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