Packard Station Sedan
The Packard Station Sedan was a pseudo station wagon model produced by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan between 1948 and 1950. By offering the Station Sedan, Packard could market a vehicle with station wagon attributes, but without the full investment costs associated with a full-blown station wagon program development.
The Station Sedan used a combination of steel framing and body parts along with structural wood panels to create a "woody" station wagon-like car. Unlike other woody wagons of the day, which used wooden passenger compartments mounted to chassis of a particular car, the Station Sedan used a steel subframe and steel passenger doors onto which hard wood panels were mounted. The only wooden door on the vehicle was the rear gate assembly.
Neither a sedan, nor true station wagon, the Station Sedan enjoyed limited success and was discontinued when the 1951 Packard models were introduced.
- Gunnell, John, Editor (1987). The Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946-1975. Kraus Publications. ISBN 0-87341-096-3.
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