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Poll results: '48 Hudson or Packard?
Voter(s): 19
Poll is closed Nov 10, 2021
'48 Hudson  -  votes: 8 / 42.1%
8
42.1%
'48 Packard  -  votes: 7 / 36.8%
7
36.8%
Tie  -  votes: 3 / 15.8%
3
15.8%
Sorry, no interest in this selection.  -  votes: 1 / 5.3%
1
5.3%

Poll: Which '48? (10/27/2021)


John Bono
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'48 Hudson or Packard?

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1948 Hudson Commodore Station Wagon
1948 Packard Series 22 Station Wagon 3

John Bono
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Brush
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Hudson in '48.  I still don't like wood on a steel car, just looks phoney to me even if real wood on the steel body.  Woodies to me were cars bodies made of wood. 


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George Schire
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I've never ever been a fan of Woodie Wagons.  Wood on a car has never seemed right to me.  But if I were to be given one of these Cedar Chests, I'd hope it was the HUDSON and then hope there is not a Woodpecker infestation in my neighborhood.  

George Schire
Oakdale, Minnesota


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Frank Reed
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I am going with the Packard because it’s a Packard.

Frank Reed
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Moe Parr
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For those who may not know, Hudson never made a "Step-down" wagon, woodie or otherwise, for sale. This must be a one-off custom, a very well done one at that! However since it's not a "real" car, I have no choice but to vote Packard.

Very good one today, John!

Barry Levittan
Long Island, NY


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David Green
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Packard please. Metal with wood trim is not my favourite but both these vehicles have character.


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John Bono
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Posted by: @moe-parr

For those who may not know, Hudson never made a "Step-down" wagon, woodie or otherwise, for sale. This must be a one-off custom, a very well done one at that! However since it's not a "real" car, I have no choice but to vote Packard.

Very good one today, John!

Good call Barry!

1948 Hudson Commodore Custom Station Wagon Chassis 48480899 (conceptcarz.com)

 

John Bono
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Ed Glorius
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Tough choice, but the Packard is too cool to lose 

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Bob Jackman
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Barry, you are correct regarding the Hudson...only one prototype was made. I have 1/43 scale models of both and vote a tie. Oh, by the way I love woody wagons...as they harken back to a day of elegance and style.


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John Napoli
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The Hudson for me.  It is long and sleek.


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Jack Dodds
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Just based on looks and not production numbers I vote Hudson by a country mile.  The Packard looks bloated by comparison IMHO.


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David H
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I agree with Moe.  The Hudson is a

One-of-none step-down Hudson woodie station wagon to cross the block

 
and the Packard was for 1948 a dream car for the families who could afford it.  In 1948, that was $3,425, several hundred dollars higher than Buick's woody.
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John Bono
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I prefer the sleek styling of the one of one Hudson over the bloated Packard.

John Bono
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