Re: 1940 Super 8 (1807) Dashboard

Posted by Tim Cole on 2022/6/17 7:29:51
Here are a couple of original 180's that show the mock burled look with mahogany on the window trim. The second one is interesting because the speedometer is in good condition.

These are the Custom 8 180. The Super 8 160 is not the same.

I don't understand the pattern Packard took on dashboards. The 35-36 120 dash looked like a Buick, from 37 through 40 they looked like a 36 Cadillac. In 39 Cadillac went to a ribbon style which Packard followed in 41. In 41 Cadillac went back to the 36-37 style which Packard copied in 42 on the Clipper.

Finally, in 1948 Packard developed its own style which everybody liked.

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