Packard Ads

These are just a small portion of the ads that we have for sale. None of these are reproductions, all are original. Most of these are large ads, larger than our scanner bed. Therefore the view shown on the page may not completely show the ad. They are placed in a plastic bag with a cardboard backboard for protection. Please e-mail us with your specific interests.

These ads are arranged chronologically with the earliest ones first.


HOME
PAGE
AD
PAGE
MAGAZINE
PAGE
HOW TO ORDER
PAGE
NEW LISTING
PAGE
 
e-mail Vic with questions

YEAR
DESCRIPTION
SOURCE
QTY.
PRICE
VIEW AD
PAYPAL
1921
Black and white 9" x 12" ad that gloats about the quality of Packard's workmanship since it claims that the four cylinder model "Eighteen", which had been out of production for ten years, was the choice of many taxi companies. There is a picture of a city street of the times at dusk with several cars being driven on the streets. Prices are given in the ad for the Packard Twin-Six Touring of $6000 and the Packard Single-Six Touring of $2975. June 1921
Vanity Fair
1
$9.00 View
Packard 3

1932
Packard - Full color 8 3/4" x 12 1/4" ad that shows a blue four-door Twin Six parked against a brown background. The ad text talks about the powerful engines developed by Packard for aviation and marine applications.
June 1, 1932
Vogue
1
$9.00
View
Packard 10

1937
Packard 120 - Full color 9 1/2" x 13 3/4" ad that has a five-frame cartoon strip for the 1937 Packard 120 that starts off with the headline that "We're tired of leading a second-best life". The story starts off with the cartoon showing the happy couple dining and celebrating their wedding anniversary. The night became quiet when they realized that they had become "content" and drove their car home. In the second frame, "Looking at our car, we were reminded of what we had said when we were married". That was that "Some day...we'll own a Packard". The third frame reminds them that "Yes, we remembered our wedding day hopes". That was to not become content with the second-best things in life and that, by golly, they had better get a Packard. In the fourth frame, "Next day we marched down to the Packard showrooms to see the new Packard Six". They test drove it, found that their old car would cover the first payment and that "the remaining payments were pleasantly easy". In the fifth frame, it says that "So today - we own our Packard! And life is fuller and richer because of that Packard". Boy, if that doesn't beat all!
May 17, 1937
Life magazine
1
$9.00
View
Packard 22

1937
Packard - Full color 10" x 13" ad. It shows a couple watching a Red Packard driving by and the headline states "Here we are....Envying". Below is a drawing of the same couple driving in a Blue Packard with the headline "Here we are....Being Envied". This is an unusual ad. I first thought it was printed crooked on the page but in looking at the way the two drawings line up I think it was intentional.
June 28, 1937
Life magazine
1
$9.00
View
Packard 7

1940
Packard 120 - Full color 9 1/2" x 12" ad with a drawing of a Red One-Twenty Family Sedan parked on a dirt lot next to a lighthouse. The ad headline describes this car as "Packard 120: Car of the Personal Pronoun!" and mentions a starting price of $1038. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad are not visible in the scanned view.
May 13, 1940
Life magazine
0
$8.50
View
Packard 12

Temporarily
Sold Out

1941
Packard straight eight Clipper 4-door sedan - Full color 10" x 13" ad for the "first streamlined car planned for "lookers" and riders". It discusses several features that make it a value.
May 19, 1941
Life magazine
1
$8.50
View
Packard 4

1941
Packard Clipper - Full color 9 1/2" x 12" ad that features a drawing of a Blue Four-door parked majestically in a nature setting. The ad headline calls the car "New beauty you'll appreciate with your eyes closed. Packard Clipper 4-door Sedan $1375". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad are not visible in the scanned view. June 9, 1941
Life magazine
3
$8.50 View
Packard 1

1946
Packard Clipper - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad shows a long green four-door in the showroom and a blue Clipper parked in a driveway with an admiring group of people standing around it. The ad headline calls it "America's No. 1 Glamour Car". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad are not visible in the scanned view.
January 21, 1946
Life magazine
1
$8.50
View
Packard 11

1946
Packard Clipper - Full color 9 3/4" x 13 1/2" ad with a drawing of a Blue four-door parked outside of the Pan American Airways System building. The ad headline states that "No matter how you look at it - here's America's No. 1 Glamour Car". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
June 10, 1946
Life magazine
1
$8.50
View
Packard 13

1946
Packard Custom Super Club - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad that shows a photo of a red, sleek car against a white background. The ad headline claims that "Never before in Packard's history has there been an announcement ad like this!". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad are not visible in the scanned view. July 15, 1946
Life magazine
1
$8.50 View
Packard 2

1947
Packard - Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a green Clipper parked in the driveway of a house where Fall cleanup is underway.
November 25, 1946
Life magazine
1
$8.50
View
Packard 6

1947
Packards - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad that tells us that buying a Packard will be one of the most important days in a male's life. The headline says "Speaking of red letter days.." and has drawings of four days that qualify as such. First there is a Christmas morning where a young boy sneaks downstairs and sees a red bicycle parked next to the tree just waiting for him. Next there is the person, now a man, carrying his bride across the threshold as the car with the "Just Married" sign on the back sits parked. Third ther is a proud father standing at the window looking in as the nurse holds hiw newborn daughter. And last there is the man, bringing his wife and daughter to the front door to look out and see the Blue Packard that is now theirs, parked in front of the house.
March 17, 1947
Life magazine
1
$8.50
View
Packard 21

1947
Packard - Full color 10" x 13" ad claims that "A man has a right to be sentimental!". Above the drawing of a blue-green four-door Clipper are three photographs in a scrapbook. These photos are of: Jeb likes Nursery Rhymes, We moved in on Mar. 17th, 1939 and Our first Packard. The text tries to explain why a man might be as sentimental aobut his Packard as he is about his first house or first child.
May 12, 1947
Life magazine
2
$8.50
View
Packard 8

1947
Packard Super Touring Sedan - Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad that has a picture of a Blue Sedan paper clipped to a lined piece of notebook paper. On the lines of this paper are the words "Note to car-hungry Americans: The selection of a new motor car is a decision you haven't had an opportunity to make in almost five long years - so choose wisely!". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
October 28, 1946
Life magazine
0
$8.50
View
Packard 19

Temporarily
Sold Out

1948
Packard - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad has a drawing of a Red four-door floating in the yellow sky. The ad headline claims this car is "Out of this world...into your heart". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
November 24, 1947
Life magazine
0
$8.50
View
Packard 16

Temporarily
Sold Out

1948
Packard - Full color 7 1/2" x 10 3/4" ad that discusses the engines that power these beautiful vehicles. The headline under a drawing of a red four-door driving in a snow covered countryside setting claims "All this...and economy too!" At the bottom of the ad are drawings of three different color models with the horsepower ratings under each vehicle.
February 16, 1948
Time magazine
0
$8.50
View
Packard 5

Temporarily
Sold Out

1948
Packard - Full color 7 1/4" x 10 1/4" ad has a drawing of a Yellow convertible parked overlooking a golf course on the ocean while the occupants stand nearby watching the golf game. The ad headline claims that this car has been "Designed by the Wizards of 'Ah's!'"
May 3, 1948
Time magazine
0
$8.50
View
Packard 15

Temporarily
Sold Out

1948
Packards - Full color 7 1/4" x 10 1/2" ad that shows a large drawing of a green four-door driving through a rainy intersection and there is a smaller drawing that contains three models: a white Eight, a blue Super Eight and a red Custom Eight. The ad headline says "Rain or shine...Packard owners make their own weather!"
April 5, 1948
Time magazine
1
$8.50
View
Packard 9

1948
Packard - Full color 9 1/2" x 12" ad that is a larger version of the previous ad. The ad has a drawing of a driving rainstorm that a couple in their Green Four-Door Packard are able to drive comfortably and safely through. The ad headline promises that "Rain or shine...Packard owners make their own weather!". At the bottom of the ad are smaller drawings of cars with the 130-HP Eight, 145-HP Super Eight and 160-HP Custom Eight. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
April 12, 1948
Life magazine
0
$8.50
View
Packard 18

Temporarily
Sold Out

1954
Black and white 10" x 14" ad for That Packard Look. There is a picture of a Two-Door from the side and the text goes into great detail explaining about the Styling of Packard that was trend-setting and how every Packard led two lives, the life of enduring style for the investment of your investment and the life of enduring performance which has characterized Packard quality production for more than five decades. The ad goes on to claim that "This double life has saved Packard owners literally millions of dollars". It then talks about the New Program that is moving ahead and mentions the introduction of two new lines of cars. It then states "the new Packard was introduced as 'America's new choice of fine cars'" then mentions the Packard Clipper. which it calls a medium priced luxury car.
March 29, 1954
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View
Packard 20

1954
Packard Clipper Panama Hardtop - Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad has a photo of a White Two-Door with a Red Top stopped at the bottom of a set of steps. The two people sitting in the car seem to be waiting for three formally dressed people who are hurrying down the steps. The ad headline claims that this car "Costs less to own because it costs more to build!" This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
August 30, 1954
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View
Packard 17

1955
Packard Four Hundred - Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad has a drawing of a Red and white two-door being driven down a suburban street by a contented couple. The ad headline begins the description of "The New Packard with exclusive Torsion-Level Ride". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
April 18, 1955
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View
Packard 14

1955
Caribbean - Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for this car that had been Created for the most discriminating motorists in America. There is a drawing of a Black convertible with a blue stripe down the side that has pulled up for two men who are coming off the golf course. The flag for the green is visible in the view so I have to assume that it is the 18th green that we are seeing otherwise the woman has driven onto the course. The text talks about how this car has been designed for the leaders of industry, not just the average person. It talks about some of the unique designs incorporated into this car and it was powered by a 275 horsepower V-8.
June 1955
Holiday
1
$9.00
View
Packard










BACK TO HOME PAGE