The Clipper was part of the 19th series of cars from Packard. It was a streamlined car with styling cues that would soon be adopted by other cars in the Packard lineup.
The original Clipper was not the lowest-priced Packard car. It was more expensive than the 120, but it was cheaper than the 160.
In 1946 and 1947, the Clipper was the only type of car being made by Packard as they retooled the company following WWII.
Although there were no Clippers in 1948, all of the "new" Packard models were based off the previous year Clippers.
The Packard models from 1949 to 1951 all featured a strange body style that could only be described as an upside-down bathtub. It was a design that was very popular in the United States for only a couple of years, kind of like the Spice Girls.
The Clipper by Packard cars sold from 1953 to 1955 were restyled to more closely resemble other popular cars of the time, such as the Chevrolet Bel-Air.
Starting in 1956, the Packard name was dropped. Dealers did not like this, as they were being forced to sign new franchise sales agreements just for the Clipper. It didn't take long for them to rebel, and eventually many of them would add the Packard name to the Clippers.
These cars are highly sought by classic car collectors, especially those who specialize in Packards. The best place to buy a Packard Clipper or Clipper parts is on eBay.