Last edited by 8E45E; 05-01-2012 at 10:58 PM.
All I can say or do is: DROOL!!!!
1957 Studebaker Champion 2 door. Staten Island, New York.
The cars that started the madness: My father's 1952 Champion 4 door and neighbor's 51 Champion.
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!!
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):
Proud NON-CASO I do not prize the word "cheap." It is not a badge of honor...it is a symbol of despair. ~ William McKinley If it is decreed that I should go down, then let me go down linked with the truth—let me die in the advocacy of what is just and right.- Lincoln GOD BLESS AMERICAEphesians 6:10-17Romans 15:13Deuteronomy 31:6Proverbs 28:1 Illegitimi non carborundum
"Just noticed in Craig's OP: The Packard is refelcting an Astra White 1964 Studebaker Daytona(?) right next to it! BP
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.
Chris Dresbach. South Bend, IND.
1940 Champion two door sedan "Ely"
1952 Model N prototype in pieces
1963 "Turtle" prototype
1953 Sunroof prototype (Recovered from the proving ground graveyard in 1969)
1960 Lark 2dr sedan
Michiana Chapter Secretary
That '54 Caribbean is a beauty. In ways, the '54 models were the last 'proven' Packards.