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Victoria Convertible Coupe
 
Retaining the award-winning styling of the previous year's models, 1949 Packards were available in Standard, Super and Custom trim levels. Packards in the Super series were powered by a 327-cubic inch straight-eight engine that produced 150 horsepower, making them ideal long-distance tow vehicles. Of the 59,390 Packards built in 1949, just 671 were Custom Convertibles. This example is equipped wîth an Últramatic automatic transmission and was repainted its correct original shade of Packard Turquoise during a recent restoration.

Source - Petersen Museum
Victoria Convertible Coupe
 
Packard's body design for 1949 - it's Golden Anniversary year - was labeled by the company as new, but it had actually been introduced a year earlier. It was a big departure from previous Packard designs and an answer to Cadillac's fresh, new P-38-inspired tail fins.

As part of Packard's 50th anniversary celebration the company produced 2,000 Packard's in a unique, custom gold paint. They were driven from the Packard proving grounds to dealerships throughout the United States.

The Packard Super Eight convertible coupe was powered by one of the legendary Packard inline eights that displaced 327 cubic-inches and developed 145 horsepower. It carried a factory base price of $3,350; only 671 were sold.
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