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1942 Blackout models
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I assume Packard had "blackout" models in 1942 model year same as other manufactures. I can't think of ever seeing a blackout model with painted trim an hubcaps, only those used in the military which were painted olive drab overall.

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Re: 1942 Blackout models
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This thread on the AACA website, although not Packard specific, is about "blackout" cars. The last post, at this time dated "Monday" does reference a Clipper.

Posted on: 2/27 13:55:56
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Re: 1942 Blackout models
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One of the reasons so few of the 'blackout' 1942 models turn up is they were mandated only during the last few weeks of production.

After the war, used car dealers would frequently install 1946 chrome trim to update the look to imply the car was 'a late model'. In the postwar seller's market, many less that scrupulous practices arose to take advantage of the situation.

Steve

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I see where it says many were updated after the war to be resold when there was a buyers glut on cars....

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