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BobPalma
03-09-2013, 10:21 PM
Here 'tis:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1961-studebaker-lark-/221196489894?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item33805694a6

'Learn something new every day on e-bay if you read all the descriptions! :woot: BP

skyway
03-09-2013, 10:25 PM
Is that like back in the 70's when the General got in trouble for putting Chevy engines in Oldsmobiles?

BobPalma
03-09-2013, 10:31 PM
Is that like back in the 70's when the General got in trouble for putting Chevy engines in Oldsmobiles?


'Wait a minute; I just thought of something!

Perhaps that 1961 OHV Packard Six was an experimental half of the proposed 1962 Packard V-12! I mean, if Pontiac could half their V8 for the Tempest Four, why couldn't Studebaker-Packard do the same thing in reverse, introducing the half-an-engine first? :ohmy:

Ah-HA! BP

JDP
03-09-2013, 10:50 PM
'Wait a minute; I just thought of something!

Perhaps that 1961 OHV Packard Six was an experimental half of the proposed 1962 Packard V-12! I mean, if Pontiac could half their V8 for the Tempest Four, why couldn't Studebaker-Packard do the same thing in reverse, introducing the half-an-engine first? :ohmy:



Ah-HA! BP


The Packard V12 story takes me way back. I recall many of us getting TW attention to that fake story.

62champ
03-09-2013, 11:14 PM
The Packard V12 story takes me way back. I recall many of us getting TW attention to that fake story.

What was the end result of all that? Remember all the discussion but not the outcome...

8E45E
03-10-2013, 01:01 AM
'Wait a minute; I just thought of something!

Perhaps that 1961 OHV Packard Six was an experimental half of the proposed 1962 Packard V-12! I mean, if Pontiac could half their V8 for the Tempest Four, why couldn't Studebaker-Packard do the same thing in reverse, introducing the half-an-engine first?

Refresh our memories, Bob!! http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?63000-Think-only-Packard-had-a-Twin-Six&highlight=toroflow

Craig

candbstudebakers
03-10-2013, 03:41 AM
Looks to be a standard old 61 Study overhead 6 engine to me and I think the owner is one of our forum members.

qsanford
03-10-2013, 08:46 AM
So THAT'S where Performability comes from. They started using Packard engines in '61! <G> It is a nice car, though!

unclemiltie
03-10-2013, 03:38 PM
Nice looking car