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  • studegary
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    275 horsepower seemed to be the magic number for Studebaker-Packard (of course the Panther predates S-P).

    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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  • Chris Pile
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    It's a slick mo-sheen for sure.

    Chris Pile
    Editor: The Studebaker Special
    http://midwaystudebakers.tripod.com/

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  • clonelark
    started a topic Packard Panther

    Packard Panther

    Maybe some have seen this, I found this on the McCulloch VS-57 site





    Some might say that this is an unusual choice for the racing McCullochs section of the site, however the first of the four 1954



    Packard Panthers produced was raced at Daytona in 1954 turning an average of 110.97 mph, based on runs of 111.24 and 110.70 mph. More significantly in a later one-way run, using a racing type of windscreen instead of the standard windscreen, which was not officially timed, Dick Rathman claimed that he had clocked himself through the traps at131.1 mph. The Panther was Packard's first fiberglass-bodied car and was produced as a show car. Built on the 122" wheelbase, it used the 359 cubic inch straight eight engine of 1954. Boost was provided by a McCulloch which provided 275 horsepower.



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