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A car that says '1942 model year' Maybe a Blackout?

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I believe that is a 1941 Packard, isn't it? The 1942 Packards had horizontal grilles on either side of the traditional vertical "Packard"  grille. I also don't think convertibles were available in the 6-cylinder Special series in 1942.

 

Don

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I own a beautiful 1942 Chevy Coupe Master Deluxe, all the accessories you get for the 42 and it is for sale. Pictures enclosed. Ph for more info Bill 618-694-9975

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On 3/5/2020 at 1:28 PM, DLynskey said:

I believe that is a 1941 Packard, isn't it? The 1942 Packards had horizontal grilles on either side of the traditional vertical "Packard"  grille. I also don't think convertibles were available in the 6-cylinder Special series in 1942.

 

Don

Hi Don

Correct on the 1942 horizontal side grilles versus the 1941 vertical 'cat-walk' side grille.   While the four door Touring Sedans and two door Club Sedans all sported the new Clipper styling, the prior year body was held over for the convertible coupe for the Six, Eight and Super Eight One-Sixty.  The Super Eight One-Eighty was the Darrin convertible Victoria.  1942 Packard Six convertible coupe photo courtesy the PackardInfo website Photo Archive.

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I have an original 42 Chevy Special Deluxe business coupe for sale, ph me if have any interest, Bill 618-694-9975 Southern IL

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On 1/2/2020 at 10:53 AM, m-mman said:

 

Yeah, I know 41 had them, and maybe 40?   (would have to check) 

They are scarce, (and nice looking)  and would make a rare car (42) even more rare. 

They didnt carry them over into 46, so that kind of seals them as a 42 also. 

They did make 46 - 48 Dodge Town Sedans.  I knew a guy that had one.  I saw it several times.  The D-24 parts book also lists it just to confirm I'm not crazy.

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Dodge was the only Mopar division to offer the Custom four-window town sedan after the war from 1946 through the early 1949 models.  They built only 27,800 ($1,872) versus 333, 911 six-window sedans ($1,788).  The practical interest over the stylish consideration and price differential limited sales.  The town sedan should have been included in the Chrysler line where upscale buyers were more interested in stylishness and willing to pay the extra for it.

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You mention an interest in the '42 black out models. Here's a link to a C/L ad for a '42 black out model Harley that you may also find of interest. I wonder if the headlight rim has been replaced with a later model:

https://madison.craigslist.org/mcy/d/avoca-for-sale-1942-harley-davidson-wla/7115265367.html

 

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Displayed at the Harold Warp, Pioneer Village in Minden Nebraska are two 1942 Chevrolets  One an original blackout model. 

 

I have also include an additional 42 Chevrolet for general viewing pleasure. 

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This is a 1942 Buick Model 41. Basic Special Sedan. It was sitting at Windy Hill Auto Parts in Minnesota. It is a true "essential metals delete" black out car.

I dont know the production date, but it must have been real close to February 1942.

 

You will note the mild steel (rusted - NOT stainless) trim and the painted unchromed wiper towers. The olive drab makes it look like it might have been a genuine staff car. (unlike the so many recreations) 

This is a car that screams the 1942 model year more than any I have ever seen . Too bad it was so far gone. 

 

There is an "essential metals delete" 1942 Hudson at NATMUS in Auburn. Sadly it is almost as bad condition. It is also Right hand drive. Was it destined for a RHD country when war broke out? or was it optioned as a mail delivery vehicle? (as I remember it was a top line Commodore model) 

 

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If you have any hope of being able to buy a stored brand new 1942 car in 1943, 1944 you need to fill this out and present it to your ration board. 

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If you need new tires or tubes on any car then you need to fill out THIS form and make a plea to your local ration board. 

Yeah, six pages. . . 

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