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avantilover
01-12-2007, 11:00 PM
Here are the links to the last 3 Packards made, i.e. The last Caribbean Made in Detroit http://www.packardclub.org/pics/56_5699-thelastCarrib-made.jpg
The last Packard made in Detroit
http://www.packardclub.org/pics/56_5682-thelastPackard-made.jpg

And the last Packard made By Studebaker Packard
http://www.packardclub.org/pics/58_The-Last-Packard.JPG

The images come from http://www.packardclub.org/ then click on "automobiles" fourth down under "library."

Nice cars still sad to think they're no longer made like Studebakers.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

StudeDave57
01-13-2007, 10:09 AM
I believe that the 'Last '58 Packard' pictured was for an article in a magazine, not the actual car. The picture in question was on the cover of Special Intrest Autos #142 July/August '94. NOWHERE does the article actually say it's the last one off the line. The car is s/n 58L-7818, so there is a way to find out...
It does talk about the car and it's owner a little bit- coincidently not far from me- up in Oceanside, CA!!! This is one really nice car, one which I have NEVER seen outside of this article~ Gonna have to check it out somehow...

StudeDave [8D]
V/P San Diego County SDC
San Diego, Ca

'54 Commander 4dr 'Ruby'
'57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...) 'Betsy'
'57 Commander 2dr 'Baby'
'57 Champion 2dr 'Jewel'
'58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
'65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'

StudeDave57
01-13-2007, 10:09 AM
I believe that the 'Last '58 Packard' pictured was for an article in a magazine, not the actual car. The picture in question was on the cover of Special Intrest Autos #142 July/August '94. NOWHERE does the article actually say it's the last one off the line. The car is s/n 58L-7818, so there is a way to find out...
It does talk about the car and it's owner a little bit- coincidently not far from me- up in Oceanside, CA!!! This is one really nice car, one which I have NEVER seen outside of this article~ Gonna have to check it out somehow...

StudeDave [8D]
V/P San Diego County SDC
San Diego, Ca

'54 Commander 4dr 'Ruby'
'57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...) 'Betsy'
'57 Commander 2dr 'Baby'
'57 Champion 2dr 'Jewel'
'58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
'65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'

avantilover
01-13-2007, 03:30 PM
Even if it's not "the" actual last car it's still good to know that a car built on the last day or close to it still exists. I feel for them in that they say most of the records and parts ended up in the Detroit River when Curtiss-Wright shut Packard down at least Studebaker left all their stuff when they stopped production:D

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

avantilover
01-13-2007, 03:30 PM
Even if it's not "the" actual last car it's still good to know that a car built on the last day or close to it still exists. I feel for them in that they say most of the records and parts ended up in the Detroit River when Curtiss-Wright shut Packard down at least Studebaker left all their stuff when they stopped production:D

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

56H-Y6
01-14-2007, 07:19 AM
Hi John
There was a '58 Packard sedan sold on Ebay in April '06 down in Mt. Airy, Maryland that listed serial no. 58L-3095 making it 39 cars from the last. Probably built in the last three or four days of production, the highest serial no. I've seen so far.
58L -8134, Where are you?
steve

56H-Y6
01-14-2007, 07:19 AM
Hi John
There was a '58 Packard sedan sold on Ebay in April '06 down in Mt. Airy, Maryland that listed serial no. 58L-3095 making it 39 cars from the last. Probably built in the last three or four days of production, the highest serial no. I've seen so far.
58L -8134, Where are you?
steve