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Pan American
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todd landis
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tneNPSEy17U

Did not have time to watch the whole video yet, but you will notice in the first few minutes the Packard bus, and a cadillac and lincoln. Notice how the services and food compare to todays bag of pretzels.

Posted on: 9/9 19:42
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Todd (tolandis), I expected to see in this promotional documentary a Packard Pan American, Henney's masterpiece.

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Thanks nevertheless for this great 1940 Pan Am promo video, filmed in a time, when Europe lay in ashes, while the video provided the lovely impression of a world, that promised to be the heaven on earth, describing Midway Island as a bird sanctuary on a coral atoll, offering every convienience.



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Detroit Public Library, National Automotive History Collection;
1953 Packard Pan American convertible, three-quarter front right view, dual white sidewall tires, wire wheels, parked in driveway, couple in background

Posted on: 9/11 1:06
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Hey, coconut grove! I live there.shame it's a shadow of its former self.

Posted on: 9/11 5:46
-1948 Packard Super Deluxe Eight LWB
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For those interested in relevance, here are snapshots.

Judging from the poor springing it is easy to understand why those airport limousines were on an expressway to the junkyard.

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Posted on: 9/11 8:43
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PackardDon
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Just saw one of these 8-door airporters a couple evenings ago in a YouTube video. Now I can’t find it again but it was a documentary about PanAm.

Posted on: 9/11 10:30
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ECAnthony
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Ken Chapman wrote about these Airport Limousines in “The Packard Cormorant", issue #135, 2nd Quarter 2009, available from The Packard Club.

Posted on: 9/11 15:39
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ECAnthony wrote:
Ken Chapman wrote about these Airport Limousines in “The Packard Cormorant", issue #135, 2nd Quarter 2009, available from The Packard Club.


Yes... and I seem to recall there was a complete history of the Packard Pan Americans written by some guy in "The Packard Cormorant" too...

Posted on: 9/13 11:40
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ECAnthony
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You'll find that article, by Leon Dixon, in The Packard Cormorant #173, 4th Quarter 2018.

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