The 22nd Series Packards marked the 50th anniversary of the prestigious American automaker. As expected there were numerous design and trim additions included to help differentiate the model. This was the first year in which the eight-cylinder powerplant was standard on all cars. Packard continued to utilize the now standard eight-cylinder engine, which forced designers back to the drawing boards to continue with further developments. This time there would be drastic body changes that would be introduced at the close of the 1950 model year.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2011 at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania.
145 hp, 356 cu. in. L-head inline eight-cylinder engine, single dual-barrel Carter carburetor, independent front coil spring and rear semi-elliptic leaf spring suspension, four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 127"