I've been buying up all the back issues of Special Interest Autos magazine I can get my hands on lately. They're like the Dead Sea Scrolls for automotive history geeks like me, and they're not very expensive on ebay. This article seemed like it might be interesting for a select group of TCLers. Packard was the world's first automaker to offer factory air-conditioned cars to the public, in 1940, and this Clipper that the General used in the Pacific Theatre had this then-rare and exclusive feature, among others just for him. I love it that he wrote a check for the car and sent it to Detroit, but Packard returned it to him, uncashed. Kind of classy on both parts. Enjoy!
This is how a Clipper looked "out of uniform":