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Re: 1953/4 Caribbean 4-door hardtop sedan exploration
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I'm going to vote not worth the tooling cost. The oxymoronic "hardtop sedan" has frameless door glass but a B-pillar, and a big one at that. A real four door hardtop at the 55 restyle.

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Re: 1940 Air Conditioning
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I believe 18th series, so calendar year 1939, model year 1940.

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Re: 1956 Clipper Deluxe
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DOT 4 is also mineral oil-based and compatible with a DOT 3 system, and gives higher boiling temp.

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Re: Synopsis of forces and events leading to '48-'50 styling
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The minutes of a BOD meeting and the detail of what goes on are two different things, I can assure you. The minutes are not false, but they are but an outline.

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Re: Synopsis of forces and events leading to '48-'50 styling
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I'm not suggesting anyone cooked the books, but there are times when it's a bit gray on whether an item is considered expense vs capital, or timeline for depreciation.

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Re: Synopsis of forces and events leading to '48-'50 styling
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If Packard were not too concerned about propping stock price, it would indeed have been in their interests to expense as much as possible instead of amortizing the capital expenditure - this legally lowers taxes.

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Re: 41 Horns
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41 Seniors had triple horns standard, Juniors had dual standard.

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Re: Synopsis of forces and events leading to '48-'50 styling
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really interesting. 39 -41 look badly mismanaged. The volume is decent and they are not making decent money. I think this suggests that the margin on the 110 and 120 was too skinny.

How can you lose money in 1946 using existing tooling in a seller's market?

I think a theme is that after the mid thirties Packard didn't have sufficient market share in any segment to set pricing, and the higher costs of a lower volume producer squeeze margin.

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Re: 1946 Packard Clipper 6
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On a Junior it would have been tan or gray, not sure if both were offered. Check out the resources on this site - there is a lot of info!

There was a maroon with cream piping interior, but only on the Custom 8, a totally different interior trim.

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Re: Synopsis of forces and events leading to '48-'50 styling
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I think the 22nd series' wrap around is a better look. What if only the center section is cross-hatched (like a senior) but all the way down?

While I think the 22nd fuselage body was very current, Kaiser-Fraser and Hudson got there independently too.

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