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  • Edsel had nothing on this car.....

    http://www.carstyling.ru/en/car/1955_packard_request/
    1960 Lark VIII Regal Wagon


  • #2
    All I can say is: WOW!!!
    1957 Studebaker Champion 2 door. Staten Island, New York.

    "Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think." -Albert Einstein

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    • #3
      I love the story of how it was found languishing in a Portland, Oregon backyard, and its restoration in the mid-seventies.

      Craig

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      • #4
        Another reason why pre-war and post-war designs dont blend together
        Tom
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        • #5
          Ignore the front of the car and it's gorgeous.

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          • #6
            Ignore the front of the car and it's gorgeous. It is almost impossible to ignore that front. It just shouts:"Hey, look at me!"
            1957 Studebaker Champion 2 door. Staten Island, New York.

            "Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think." -Albert Einstein

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            • #7
              Edsel had to bear the obscene jokes about the grille; the packard grille didn't.

              alan hagan

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              • #8
                The most beautiful car I have ever owned was a '56 Packard Executive. It is amazing how hideous the Request looks when it is a very similar car.

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                • #9
                  I think it looks pretty good myself. Even the front grille. Looks as good if not better than those huge lumbering four eyed locomotive looking Lincoln town cars of the late '70's and '80's!
                  John Clary
                  Greer, SC

                  SDC member since 1975

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Tahiti Coral View Post
                    The most beautiful car I have ever owned was a '56 Packard Executive. It is amazing how hideous the Request looks when it is a very similar car.
                    There was a sharp 56 exec HT for sale at the International Meet last month..
                    Barry'd in Studes

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                    • #11
                      Actually I like the grille on the Request. Packard had a strong sense of history and that grille harks back to Packard's earlier days in the late '30s. It's not hideous to me.
                      Rog
                      '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                      Smithtown,NY
                      Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TX Rebel View Post
                        There was a sharp 56 exec HT for sale at the International Meet last month..
                        Mine was black and yellow like a bee.

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                        • #13
                          WOW,,,,That puts the You in Ugly!
                          Live your dreams!

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                          • #14
                            This was, if I recall correctly, an attempt to do a car with the original style Packard Radiator/Grille, not a bad attempt but not quite. At least both it and the Predictor are safe.
                            John Clements
                            Christchurch, New Zealand

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