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In general Full Classics are fine or unusual cars dating from 1925 to 1941.But a handful of postwar cars are included, presumably because the body styles are similar to the prewar equivalents.These include some 46-48 models of Cadillac, Chrysler, Jaguar, Talbot and the aforementioned 46 and 47 Packards.
Matt and Karla Hackney had this in mind, which led to the purchase of their 1947 Limousine. We like them because its the last year for Packards being accepted as (CCCA) Classic Cars and theyre very drivable.
I had purchased Oregon 1947 plates about 3 years earlier in Washington at an antique store, and was happy to finally have a car to put between the two plates.
I knew Id own one someday, I just didnt know when or how.
Although the Hackneys knew they wanted a 1947 Super Clipper Eight, they werent looking for a limousine.
In the April 1946 issue of Mechanix Illustrated, legendary automotive journalist and critic Tom Mc Cahill praised the postwar Packard Clippers roadability.
The Packard roll-control bar...makes this car one of the finest for the road ever built in this country.The arm-building Packards of the past have faded into history; the 1946 model handles with the ease of a bicycle About the suspension and brakes: The low-frequency coil springs smooth the ride and The self-energizing hydraulic brakes result in positive brake action and assure a longer life for the brakes.Interestingly, the 19 Packard Super Clipper Eights and the Custom Super Clipper Eights are also Full Classics as defined by the Classic Car Club of America (CCCA).My preference, I think, would be a sedan because you can adjust the front seat; in the limousine the travel is limited.But its kind of fun to have a Limousine, its a little novel.Ours has the roll up window, which is kind of a joke, because my brother-in-law with 2 children says, How come I have the kids and you have the car with the roll up window?