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RareBird
01-08-2012, 07:14 PM
Finally, I am getting my Packard hawk out for paint stripping, body will be completely taken down to bare metal and the Jewel beige will be history (wanted a P.H. since 1975, but not a Beige one) New color? Here's where I need your help. Was thinking of two tone blue, however, I really like the Purplish color that I've seen on other 58's. What color is it?
I think it may be the Shadowtone Red Metallic. Am I right?

StudeMichael
01-08-2012, 07:30 PM
Was it beige originally?

silverhawk
01-08-2012, 07:40 PM
I believe it is, my late '58 Commander was that color, I loved it as well! It would look pretty sharp on a Packard Hawk; what was your thoughts on the fin color?

hausdok
01-08-2012, 08:04 PM
Finally, I am getting my Packard hawk out for paint stripping, body will be completely taken down to bare metal and the Jewel beige will be history (wanted a P.H. since 1975, but not a Beige one) New color? Here's where I need your help. Was thinking of two tone blue, however, I really like the Purplish color that I've seen on other 58's. What color is it?
I think it may be the Shadowtone Red Metallic. Am I right?You might be thinking of Loch Blue (Duco 2832) - that's a '58 color that looks almost purple but it's not shown on the list of two-tone colors. I've never seen it used on any Packard Hawks though. If you're interested in authenticity, it seems like authentic P.H. colors are pretty much limited to Waterfall Blue, Surf Green, Parchment White, Canyon Copper Metallic, Parade Red, Mountain Blue Metallic and Jewel Beige(Pink :-( ). Shadowtone Red Metallic is on that list but there is no color swatch for it there. I think I've seen that used for roofs but never the entire car body. To me it looks more maroon than purple.

You can see all of the official '58 color choices plus the official two-tone schemes at the Packard Club Library. Click here (http://www.packardclub.org/html/1958paint.htm).

Mike O'Handley\
Kenmore, Washington
hausdok@msn.com

bezhawk
01-08-2012, 08:22 PM
I saw one in" white gold" at the 75 international at Irving Texas...It was stunning......ok, looking at the link provided by Mike, it looked more like "Bluff Grey" metallic

RareBird
01-08-2012, 08:28 PM
It was all beige, I saw a 58 Golden Hawk with fresh Jewel Beige paint job, and I admit it looked nice, but the color isn't for me.
I have seen other 58's with jewel beige roof and the purplish color that I was refering to, and thought that be a nice color combination with the gold mylar on the fins

SN-60
01-08-2012, 09:14 PM
I agree. Originality is important, but that 'jewel beige' color really does nothing for a Packard Hawk. Check out Joe Parson's '58 Golden.

58PackardWagon
01-08-2012, 11:45 PM
Yes the dark red/purple mix is Shadowtone Red. If need be, in the spring I could send you pics of my 58 Packard Sedan. It is all original and done in that color.

packardHawk58
01-09-2012, 01:53 AM
http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae194/packardhawk58/58%20packard/001-1.jpg

Geez Ed, now you have really hurt my feelings!

RareBird
01-09-2012, 12:54 PM
Just checked out Joe Parson's 58, and loved it. According to Mike Williams there were only 2 Packard hawks - Shadowtone Red Metallic over Jewel Beige (P5855) combonations and after looking at Joe's I have made up my mind to go with those colors for mine. My wife doesn't care much for the Beige (or the catfish either ) however these colors will make it stand out much better.

cultural infidel
01-09-2012, 01:05 PM
It was all beige, I saw a 58 Golden Hawk with fresh Jewel Beige paint job, and I admit it looked nice, but the color isn't for me.
I have seen other 58's with jewel beige roof and the purplish color that I was refering to, and thought that be a nice color combination with the gold mylar on the fins



Purple & Gold! GO HUSKIES!!!!

SN-60
01-09-2012, 04:57 PM
To: packard hawk 58--- Sorry Stude Sovereign, Your workmanship is A#1, but the jewel beige main body has been, and will always be, a tough sell. Still, I do understand- 'original is original'.

Corvanti
01-09-2012, 05:51 PM
this might be a better question in a new thread, but aren't a lot of our color preferences on certain cars linked to what we saw in the past, see in adverts, or on the road/car shows?

"all corvettes are red". the first car i remember was dad's 56 olds red & white two tone. the 1st avanti i rode in (a church member's) when i was around 13, was gold. most of lee iacooca's "cab forward" chryslers in the late 90's, were in ads, shown in gold paint. most of the packard hawks i've seen for sale are beige.

just wondering... :confused:

and i think the purple and gold would be cool. heck, i almost bought a chameleon trans-am around 12 years ago. and you can see, my avanti wasn't gold... :)

packardHawk58
01-09-2012, 05:59 PM
this might be a better question in a new thread, but aren't a lot of our color preferences on certain cars linked to what we saw in the past, see in adverts, or on the road/car shows?

"all corvettes are red". the first car i remember was dad's 56 olds red & white two tone. the 1st avanti i rode in (a church member's) when i was around 13, was gold. most of lee iacooca's "cab forward" chryslers in the late 90's, were in ads, shown in gold paint. most of the packard hawks i've seen for sale are beige.

just wondering... :confused:

and i think the purple and gold would be cool. heck, i almost bought a chameleon trans-am around 12 years ago. and you can see, my avanti wasn't gold... :)

Correct Corvanti, car builders do surveys to see what colours they are going to paint the new model, just what was popular in 1958 dosen't mean it is now. I understand that if you don't like the colour you are not going to paint your car in it. I bought a r2 Lark that is black, I am going to paint it blue mist, cause I saw one in that colour and I liked it., still that car is rare and should be painted in the original colour, but I don't like black.
Apoligies accepted, you know I am only kidding ED, must give you a call and catch up.

RareBird
01-09-2012, 06:20 PM
What is suprising is that beige color (colour for the down under folks) is back again. I've seen several in Toledo area, however, I don't think anyone will see a beige Packard hawk in this area anymore :)

StudeMichael
01-09-2012, 07:48 PM
Here is my 1958 Golden Hawk painted White Gold Metallic

Corvanti
01-09-2012, 08:22 PM
Here is my 1958 Golden Hawk painted White Gold Metallic

beautiful!!! :cool::cool::cool:

more pics, please???

JeffDeWitt
01-09-2012, 08:24 PM
I agree. Originality is important, but that 'jewel beige' color really does nothing for a Packard Hawk. Check out Joe Parson's '58 Golden.

I've seen that car in person several times, it's a really stunning car. I never would have thought about painting a car that color but on those cars it really works great.

Sort of like Speedsters... lemon and lime are pretty hideous colors on normal cars, but on Speedsters it looks great.

StudeMichael
01-10-2012, 09:18 AM
Here is another picture