FROM THE MISSOULA AUTO MUSEUM COLLECTION Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale WITHOUT RESERVE and SOLD to the highest bidder January 19th - 22nd 2017 at Russo and Steeles 17th Annual Scottsdale Arizona Auction at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Please contact us for more information. Entering the post-WW II world solidly in the black thanks to its outstanding wartime production work Packard designed new models for release in 1948 to replace the Clipper of the early 1940s. The result of the 15 million design program was the 22nd and 23rd Series bathtub models which initially met with strong sales but dwindled by 1950. Packard designers countered with the new 24th Series models that arrived in 1951. Much more conventionally styled they featured contemporary three box styling with full-width fenders much in line with the new models released by General Motors in 1949. The new Packard models were an unqualified success selling some 100000 units for 1951 delivering the virtues of conservative quality and durability with a fresh new look. Four model lines were now offered comprising the 200 250 300 and 400 - all powered by Packards renowned L-head straight-eight engine which was renowned for its near-silence at idle smoothness and legendary durability. Production spanned 1951-1954. Both the 200 and the 250 were considered junior series cars and were separated from the Packard 300 and Packard Patrician 400 models by their shorter wheelbases 122 inches versus 127 inches and lesser trim appointments. Packard 200 standard models were available as a four-door sedan two-door coupe and a three-passenger business coupe lacking a rear seat. While similar in appearance to the senior cars the junior Packard lacked the iconic Packard Cormorant hood ornament and had vertical tail lights instead of the horizontal units on the senior models. The junior models also lacked the wraparound rear window found on senior Packard sedan models. While it was the entry-level Packard line the 200 came with twin horns two sun visors front and rear bumper guards spare tire and jack set. The Deluxe trim level included the appointments found on the standard models and added chrome wheel rings and turn indications as standard. Whitewall tires and full-wheel covers were also extra. Finished in blue with a cloth interior this 1952 Packard 200 2-door is nicely presented in driver quality equipped with Packards Ultramatic automatic transmission and accessorized with an AM radio. Offered from the Missoula Auto Museum collection without reserve it offers the opportunity to enjoy Packards renowned quality at an affordable price point.