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  • Another Packard Wagon!

    A guy over at the H.A.M.B message forum just picked up this supercharged 57 for $1800:
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=168518

    I hope he doesn't destroy it!
    Todd


    63 Lark 2dr Sedan


  • #2
    Is it just me, or is there a TON of mis-information there? I'd REALLY like to see one of the ones with the 352 'that most were built with', or one with 'the torsion bars at all four corners'...
    Otherwise, it does look like someone found a nice ride. I also hope it doesn't get trashed!!!
    Ramona is not too far from here, maybe I'll see it one day?


    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'

    edited for spelling
    StudeDave '57
    US Navy (retired)

    3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
    SDC Member since 1985

    past President
    Whatcom County Chapter SDC
    San Diego Chapter SDC

    past Vice President
    San Diego Chapter SDC
    North Florida Chapter SDC

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    • #3
      Is it just me, or is there a TON of mis-information there? I'd REALLY like to see one of the ones with the 352 'that most were built with', or one with 'the torsion bars at all four corners'...
      Otherwise, it does look like someone found a nice ride. I also hope it doesn't get trashed!!!
      Ramona is not too far from here, maybe I'll see it one day?


      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'

      edited for spelling
      StudeDave '57
      US Navy (retired)

      3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
      SDC Member since 1985

      past President
      Whatcom County Chapter SDC
      San Diego Chapter SDC

      past Vice President
      San Diego Chapter SDC
      North Florida Chapter SDC

      Comment


      • #4
        Nope, it's not you. There IS a ton of misinformation there.

        quote:Originally posted by StudeDave57

        Is it just me, or is there a TON of mis-information there? I'd REALLY like to see one of the ones with the 352 'that most were built with', or one with 'the torsion bars at all four corners'...
        Otherwise, it does look like someone found a nice ride, that I too hope doesn't get trashed!!! Ramona is not too far from here, maybe I'll see it one day?


        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'
        ________________________
        Mark Anderson
        1965 Cruiser
        http://home.alltel.net/anderm

        Comment


        • #5
          Nope, it's not you. There IS a ton of misinformation there.

          quote:Originally posted by StudeDave57

          Is it just me, or is there a TON of mis-information there? I'd REALLY like to see one of the ones with the 352 'that most were built with', or one with 'the torsion bars at all four corners'...
          Otherwise, it does look like someone found a nice ride, that I too hope doesn't get trashed!!! Ramona is not too far from here, maybe I'll see it one day?


          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'
          ________________________
          Mark Anderson
          1965 Cruiser
          http://home.alltel.net/anderm

          Comment


          • #6
            I read all the posts thus far and those Guys are not into perserving old cars just Hot Rods which inst a bad thing unless you prefer stock. That Packard is about to get "Modified". One good note about it, at least it not going to the scrap yard.

            Randy_G
            South Bend or Bust 2007!
            God I miss chrome on cars.
            www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com

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            • #7
              I read all the posts thus far and those Guys are not into perserving old cars just Hot Rods which inst a bad thing unless you prefer stock. That Packard is about to get "Modified". One good note about it, at least it not going to the scrap yard.

              Randy_G
              South Bend or Bust 2007!
              God I miss chrome on cars.
              www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com

              Comment


              • #8
                We have a grey 58 Packard wagon in the Ontario club.

                By not being clear with our responses, we will actually perpetuate the myth that 57 and 58 Packards came with Packard engines. They came with a Studebaker V8 because there was no longer a Packard foundry to make Packard motors. The Packard Detroit factory was also closed so there was no torsion bar chassis either.

                The 56 Packards and the 56J Golden Hawk were among the last SP cars to use the Packard engine. (Packard also sold some engines to other manufacturers.)

                Paul R

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                • #9
                  We have a grey 58 Packard wagon in the Ontario club.

                  By not being clear with our responses, we will actually perpetuate the myth that 57 and 58 Packards came with Packard engines. They came with a Studebaker V8 because there was no longer a Packard foundry to make Packard motors. The Packard Detroit factory was also closed so there was no torsion bar chassis either.

                  The 56 Packards and the 56J Golden Hawk were among the last SP cars to use the Packard engine. (Packard also sold some engines to other manufacturers.)

                  Paul R

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                  • #10
                    Hey StudeDave, if you make it to up Ramona, go up to
                    7th and Main St, to the Packard's Coffee House, some
                    times the owner has his "Packabaker" station wagon parked
                    on the corner.....if I remember right it is a gold and
                    white tutone.


                    Glen Brose
                    East of Chino Valley, AZ
                    The Home of "Charlene"
                    53 Champion Tudr Sedan

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                    • #11
                      Hey StudeDave, if you make it to up Ramona, go up to
                      7th and Main St, to the Packard's Coffee House, some
                      times the owner has his "Packabaker" station wagon parked
                      on the corner.....if I remember right it is a gold and
                      white tutone.


                      Glen Brose
                      East of Chino Valley, AZ
                      The Home of "Charlene"
                      53 Champion Tudr Sedan

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        I dearly love the Packardbakers. This is my favourite of the two years. With a wee bit of encouragement, the fellow might be persuaded to keep the car original. If not original, perhaps not sliced and diced. One can hope?


                        Home of the incredible Mr. Ed!
                        Lotsa Larks!
                        K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                        Ron Smith
                        Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
                        Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                        K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                        Ron Smith
                        Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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                        • #13
                          I dearly love the Packardbakers. This is my favourite of the two years. With a wee bit of encouragement, the fellow might be persuaded to keep the car original. If not original, perhaps not sliced and diced. One can hope?


                          Home of the incredible Mr. Ed!
                          Lotsa Larks!
                          K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                          Ron Smith
                          Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
                          Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                          K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                          Ron Smith
                          Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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                          • #14
                            I'll bet it ends up with at least 17" wheels up front, 18" wheels in the back, with mini tubs to fit them. And then the suspension will get air bags. There's enough of the '57's to go around. I just hope it looks bitchin' when it's finished.

                            ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                            Tom - Valrico, FL

                            1964 Studebaker Daytona

                            Tom - Bradenton, FL

                            1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
                            1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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                            • #15
                              I'll bet it ends up with at least 17" wheels up front, 18" wheels in the back, with mini tubs to fit them. And then the suspension will get air bags. There's enough of the '57's to go around. I just hope it looks bitchin' when it's finished.

                              ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              Tom - Valrico, FL

                              1964 Studebaker Daytona

                              Tom - Bradenton, FL

                              1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
                              1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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