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Re: Packard blanket
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Lap robes as the listing appeared in my 1916 Earle C. Anthony Packard Accessories folder. Price ranged from $9 to $30... a lot of money for those days. Fabrics and patterns varied widely.

As for robe rails on the 1956 Caribbeans, they were certainly planned to be on these cars. And they were a nice design. A few very early pilot vehicle seats were actually made. These seats featured an extruded aluminum bar on the seatbacks. But as a safety measure for rear-seat passenger heads (Ford had the heat on in a big safety program at the time), these were quickly deleted from 1956 Caribbean seatbacks. And that was that.

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Posted on: 6/19 14:14
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Re: Packard blanket
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Yes there are lap robe belts in our '54 Caribbean but they seem silly in a convertible to me, but look stylish! They look totally appropriate in our '29.

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Posted on: 6/19 16:07
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Re: Packard blanket
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I wonder when the last American car to have lap robe cords/rails was. I had a 1957 Oldsmobile which still had a cord although the new heater they had that year was easily one of the best of any car I've owned new or old and made a lap robe pretty pointless.

Posted on: 6/20 13:47
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