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11-09-2017, 08:02 AM
I never saw this article before!


Robert Kapteyn

Blue 15G
11-09-2017, 10:26 AM
Very interesting article. Thanks for posting this.

11-09-2017, 11:57 AM
Very interesting, what might have been.

11-09-2017, 02:32 PM
Thanks for the link to this article.
I owned a 1958 Packard Hardtop for nine years. I found the article to be interesting. I do have two comments.
1) The J body (hardtop) Studebakers were Starlights, the J body Packards were not.
2) Mylar was used for the side accent on Packard Hawks. The other three 1958 Packard models used anodized aluminum for the side accents.

11-15-2017, 12:03 PM
The J body (hardtop) Studebakers were Starlights, the J body Packards were not.

Uh oh.

Someone at this car show missed THAT memo.....


:ohmy: :yeahright: :whome: :rolleyes: :oops:

11-15-2017, 12:19 PM
Thanks for the post Bob. I find it most interesting as I own a '57 Clipper Wagon and wonder "what if" had production not been reduced.

11-15-2017, 01:18 PM
One would think that the Local Studebaker Packard Corp. Zone Office (New York?) would have been in charge of setting up and handling Details like ordering the Materials like the "Packard Starlight" Hardtop Display License Plates etc. definitely part of Studebaker Packard Corp. :confused:

On the other hand they COULD have been sent from the South Bend Headquarters since ALL Introductory Car Shows in Major Cities across the U.S. in a given year, used the same Plates.