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rkapteyn
07-26-2016, 08:11 AM
http://www.ridgecrestca.com/article/20160725/NEWS/160729853

Robert Kapteyn

Bill Pressler
07-26-2016, 12:02 PM
Interesting. Something never mentioned in articles lamenting the end of Packard, and/or blaming Studebaker, is that Studebaker made its greatest one-year profit in its over-100-year history, the very first year after there wasn't a Packard in the lineup. That, and the loss in '57 was 1/4 what it was in '56, with a mostly-unchanged Studebaker lineup.

All that said, I could still enjoy a white and Scottish Heather '56 Four-Hundred!

Commander Eddie
07-26-2016, 12:28 PM
I owned a '56 Clipper many years ago and loved it. What a comfortable car to ride in and drive.

GrumpyOne
07-26-2016, 02:35 PM
Very nice article Robert... Thanks for posting!

57pack
07-27-2016, 07:37 AM
Good story but, although Peerless stopped producing automobiles,
They had purchased the American brewing rights to Carling. Converted the factory and became a brewer of Carling Red Cap and Black Lable.
Hey Mabel!