Thursday, February 25, 2016

1949 Packard Super Deluxe Touring Sedan

We went to see the movie Carol yesterday in which the two lead characters go on a road trip of sorts in one of these (set in New York 1953, they get to drive as far as Waterloo, Iowa). Any movie involving classic cars in plenty of scenes gets our attention :-)

According to

"a 1949 Packard Super Deluxe 8 with a 327-cubic-inch Straight 8 Flathead engine and a three-speed gear shift on the steering column. It features a very rare "Egyptian" hood ornament. The hood opens either from the left or right side. The vehicle was leased to the production company by the owner after responding to an appeal by the Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Film Commission for early 1950s cars, cabs, trucks and buses. Harge [a character]'s car is a 1952 Cadillac Series 75 Fleetwood Limousine. Abby [another character]'s car is a 1950 Packard Custom Eight convertible. The yellow-and-red taxis seen parked or moving in several scenes are a 1950 Chevrolet and a 1949 Dodge."

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