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  • #16
    You are amazing, Leonard!

    The elderly lady who lived behind us, Mrs. Gibbs, had a Bel Air 4-door sedan in that color combo.

    Bill Pressler
    Kent, OH
    '63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1

    Bill Pressler
    Kent, OH
    (formerly Greenville, PA)
    Currently owned: 1966 Cruiser, Timberline Turquoise, 26K miles
    Formerly owned: 1963 Lark Daytona Skytop R1, Ermine White
    1964 Daytona Hardtop, Strato Blue
    1966 Daytona Sports Sedan, Niagara Blue Mist
    All are in Australia now

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    • #17
      You are amazing, Leonard!

      The elderly lady who lived behind us, Mrs. Gibbs, had a Bel Air 4-door sedan in that color combo.

      Bill Pressler
      Kent, OH
      '63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1

      Bill Pressler
      Kent, OH
      (formerly Greenville, PA)
      Currently owned: 1966 Cruiser, Timberline Turquoise, 26K miles
      Formerly owned: 1963 Lark Daytona Skytop R1, Ermine White
      1964 Daytona Hardtop, Strato Blue
      1966 Daytona Sports Sedan, Niagara Blue Mist
      All are in Australia now

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      • #18
        quote:Originally posted by Bill Pressler

        That is a gorgeous car. Does anybody remember seeing '56 Chevys in yellow and black two-tone, too?
        There was a member of an all-make car club in Edmonton who owned a 1956 Chev 210 station wagon in that Crocus Yellow/Black combination.
        It was very sharp. In the meantime, here is a '56 Studebaker wagon in yellow/black.



        Craig

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        • #19
          Here is a yellow & black Parkview wagon from the 56 brochure.



          Yellow & black didn't originate in the 50s...





          Leonard Shepherd
          http://leonardshepherd.com/

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          • #20
            Leonard..great ad. Talk about trying to move a Studebaker upscale.
            Slightly off topic...but that's a neat (and rare) color shot of the Boeing 307 in the background.
            (The 307 was the pressurized luxury airliner made with B-17 wings and tail...only a few were made before the war for TWA).

            63 Avanti R1 2788
            1914 Stutz Bearcat
            (George Barris replica)

            Washington State
            63 Avanti R1 2788
            1914 Stutz Bearcat
            (George Barris replica)

            Washington State

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            • #21
              In 1955 all Packards had converted to 12 volt POSITIVE ground. 56 Packards were 12 volt negative ground.

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              • #22
                True on the production number (and rarity), the 12-volts, the positive ground in 1955 only, and, as Andy says, the lack of a you-know-what around the top of the battery!!

                The color combo was the 1955 brochure color for that model. Pretty car indeed. BP
                We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

                Ayn Rand:
                "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

                G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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                • #23
                  OK, Guido, here's the production stats for 1955 Packard Clipper models, verifying this seller's claim:

                  Clipper DeLuxe sedan: 8,309

                  Clipper Super sedan: 7,979
                  Clipper Super hardtop (Panama): 7,016

                  Clipper Custom sedan: 8,708
                  Clipper Custom hardtop (Constellation): 6,672 (correct, as this seller states.)

                  Interestingly, the Clipper Custom models were significantly different from the Supers and DeLuxes in 1955: Customs had the 352 engine and Torsion-Level suspension standard equipment.

                  The 352 engine was not available in Supers or DeLuxes; they got the 320 engine; also true for 1956. However, Torsion-Level Suspension was a regular production option for 1955 Supers and Deluxes. BP

                  We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

                  Ayn Rand:
                  "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

                  G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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                  • #24
                    OK, Guido, here's the production stats for 1955 Packard Clipper models, verifying this seller's claim:

                    Clipper DeLuxe sedan: 8,309

                    Clipper Super sedan: 7,979
                    Clipper Super hardtop (Panama): 7,016

                    Clipper Custom sedan: 8,708
                    Clipper Custom hardtop (Constellation): 6,672 (correct, as this seller states.)

                    Interestingly, the Clipper Custom models were significantly different from the Supers and DeLuxes in 1955: Customs had the 352 engine and Torsion-Level suspension standard equipment.

                    The 352 engine was not available in Supers or DeLuxes; they got the 320 engine; also true for 1956. However, Torsion-Level Suspension was a regular production option for 1955 Supers and Deluxes. BP

                    We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

                    Ayn Rand:
                    "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

                    G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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                    • #25
                      quote:OK, Guido, here's the production stats for 1955 Packard Clipper models, verifying this seller's claim:
                      Just to set the record straight, this car was not for sale.

                      The lady had just bought it and placed in in a special section at the show for "WOMEN & THEIR CARS".


                      Leonard Shepherd
                      http://leonardshepherd.com/

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