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Chris_Dresbach
07-26-2010, 11:43 PM
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/1958Packard_Station_Wagon.jpg

kmul221
07-27-2010, 08:49 AM
I posted one 4 sale in Canada a while back,don't know if anybody followed up.They certainly are a interesting car after being involved in the hobby for 30yrs. I've only seen 1 or 2.

studeclunker
07-27-2010, 12:01 PM
Not my cup of tea, but those add-on headlamps look better on this front-end than the Studebaker one. I think the '57 PackardBakers were just the Cat's Wiskers!:D:cool:

mbstude
07-27-2010, 12:17 PM
Only 159 '58 Packard Wagons built. I'd love to own one. If my '58 Commander were a wagon, it wouldn't be for sale.

If they haven't been crushed, I know where 2 '58 Packard Wagons are in Georgia. One used to belong to none-other than Mr. Biggs in the 1970's. Sadly I've heard that they wouldn't even make good parts cars now.

raoul5788
07-27-2010, 02:43 PM
Not my cup of tea, but those add-on headlamps look better on this front-end than the Studebaker one. I think the '57 PackardBakers were just the Cat's Wiskers!:D:cool:

You mean like this one? ;)

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rjohnston79
07-27-2010, 04:27 PM
One of these was well represented in a Stephen King movie I saw on the weekend... I forget the name, but it starred Anthony Hopkins.

jnormanh
07-27-2010, 06:10 PM
Sorry, but that's got to be the ugliest car ever built.

55coupe
07-27-2010, 06:42 PM
The firs time I saw one, I too thought what a crazy looking wagon fins, crome 50's to the max. Oh but how that look has grown on me .That was in the 60's a black an white one at a local radieator shop got to know the owner after he passed I would see his son driveing it. I have no idea if it's still around it was always in top shape and being a car in Sacramento it could last forever.

studeclunker
07-27-2010, 07:02 PM
You mean like this one? ;)


Zack-lee! Ar, ar, ar, ar! 'Course if it was in the same colour scheme as Bess, it would be perfect!;)



http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2273&stc=1

jnormanh

Sorry, but that's got to be the ugliest car ever built.







Well... Ppppptttthhhtttt!:p:p:p:p So there!:D

LOL, I must admit, they are just a scoche over the top... are'nt they?:D Then again, their very bourgeoisere is the very source and expression of their charm.;) Iconic, kind of like those torpedo tail-lighted fins on the Cadillac.

Sonny
07-27-2010, 09:42 PM
Dang! If that wagon is a brick-red on the bottom, THAT is EXACTLY what our neighbor's car looked like! I wonder where/when that picture was taken? Their car had a supercharger on it, probably done at the local Studebaker dealer, Munn Studebaker on RT-5 at Lake street in Woodlawn, NY.

raoul5788
07-27-2010, 09:57 PM
Dang! If that wagon is a brick-red on the bottom, THAT is EXACTLY what our neighbor's car looked like! I wonder where/when that picture was taken? Their car had a supercharger on it, probably done at the local Studebaker dealer, Munn Studebaker on RT-5 at Lake street in Woodlawn, NY.

Which car Sonny, the '57 or the '58? I figure you mean the ''58 since it's in black and white.

Sonny
07-27-2010, 11:13 PM
Yep, I was talkin' about the wagon, Chip. They had as many kids as we did, (a BUNCH). We had a '58 Provincial wagon, (dove grey/white top), at the same time and my Dad used to help the Packard owner when his Packard needed fixed...

58PackardWagon
07-28-2010, 03:58 AM
My favorite car of all ! Just sold 3 Packards (58 hardtop, 57 sedan and 57 wagon) to make room for a purchase of another 58 Packard wagon. They are tough to find, but of the original 159, we know the whereabouts of 20 of them.

raoul5788
07-28-2010, 11:46 AM
My favorite car of all ! Just sold 3 Packards (58 hardtop, 57 sedan and 57 wagon) to make room for a purchase of another 58 Packard wagon. They are tough to find, but of the original 159, we know the whereaboutd of 20 of them.

That's about the same as the '57s, isn't it, Joe? There were 13 or so on the 2001 roster, with a few more popping up over the last couple of years.

Bob Bryant
07-28-2010, 03:04 PM
I saw a Packard Wagon at the Goldenrod Garage in Freeport, Maine in June. I do not know if it was a '57 or '58. It may be that interested people already know of the car. It would take a lot of work to make it look as pretty as Chip's!

raoul5788
07-28-2010, 04:31 PM
I saw a Packard Wagon at the Goldenrod Garage in Freeport, Maine in June. I do not know if it was a '57 or '58. It may be that interested people already know of the car. It would take a lot of work to make it look as pretty as Chip's!

I looked on their website, but didn't see it listed. I wonder if they finally sold it. They've had that wagon for a long time.

58PackardWagon
07-28-2010, 11:48 PM
Chip I have seen a few more 57 wagons verses the 58's. It seems any more like they are all stashed away and every once in a while they pop up. I have not kept track of the 57's. I suppose I have heard or seen about 20 to 30 over the last 15 years. Many of which are in very rough shape. Seems as though all of the Packard wagons were bought to support the family and they were beat and used til the end rather than parked and kept with low milage. I only know of one extremely nice 58 which is Surf green, located in CA that is all original and unrestored. Prior owner was in her 80's when she finally sold the car.