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    Orphan of the Day, 04-30, 1953 Packard



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    All I can say or do is: DROOL!!!!
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    The cars that started the madness: My father's 1952 Champion 4 door and neighbor's 51 Champion.

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    She has a fuel door lock and is facing a Hawk! How appropriate for a classic car with intent to push 'fins' in the fifties. Very nice!!
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    Craig: That's a 1953, not a '54.

    The '54s have the back-up lights integrated into the "bull's-nuts" tail lamp assembly, the new Packard Script on the quarter panels, one-piece backlites, and dramatically-different side trim.

    Here's a 1954 Patrician. (You can't see the one-piece backlite, but they were one piece in 1954):


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    Quote Originally Posted by BobPalma View Post
    Craig: That's a 1953, not a '54.
    I have a '54 Clipper Super that's headed to the crusher in the next few weeks I tried it on eBay, but zero interest. Looks just like this one, but rough:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Studedude View Post
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    Yes, Dave, if you mean the tail light assemblies. Those on that pretty 1954 Caribbean are the same as on the other "Senior" 1954 Packards (i.e., not Clippers). BP


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    "Just noticed in Craig's OP: The Packard is refelcting an Astra White 1964 Studebaker Daytona(?) right next to it! BP

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    Love it. I never used to pay much attetion to Packards but lately the Packard bug bit me. The '53 Patrician is probably my favorite Detriot Packard.
    Maybe it's just me, but 1953 was just plain a good year for automobile styling.
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    That '54 Caribbean is a beauty. In ways, the '54 models were the last 'proven' Packards.

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