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Packard Custom
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Class 2-Door
Year 1940
Power 160 HP
Top Speed 132 MPH (212 KMH)

The Packard Custom is a vehicle in L.A. Noire. This car can be found multiple times during the Street Crime mission Hot Property (Arson desk); it is the second car to swerve out of the way of the criminal. It is also available in the first Arson case The Gas Man in the parking lot at the InstaHeat Factory at the corner of Beverly and Harvard Ave. in Wilshire. At 132 MPH, it is the fastest normal vehicle in the game, but if the Bonus vehicles are included, it is the second fastest, losing only to the Duesenberg Walker Coupe.

This car is another of the few incorrectly labeled vehicles in the game as it is modeled after a 1940 Mercury Coupe customized with many Packard parts by Butler Rugard in 1941. It is based on this famous hot rod, featuring many of the common customizations of the time including a chopped top, a candy apple red paint job and fadeaway fenders. This custom work was performed by the popular automotive stylist Henry Westerguard. Other custom parts include DeSoto bumpers.

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