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  • Nice old Packard-Baker in MN

    This car really got my attention as I always wanted one. But like always, I found it at a bad time for me to buy anything:

    http://stcloud.craigslist.org/cto/3672389327.html

    Are these cars supercharged? I may have to take a look anyways..

  • #2
    Only the Hawk series were supercharged in 58. no sedans
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    • #3
      That '58 has been advertised before; e-bay or ???

      'Maybe a year ago, or a little less. Anyone else remember it? BP
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      • #4
        I remember it. Same pictures too. I love that roof line.

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        • #5
          Yes we did look at it before, I recognize those 15 inch '55 Wheels, on the Left Front one you can see the '51 to '57 spring Clip holes and the original '55 actual PINK factory color paint.
          StudeRich
          Second Generation Stude Driver,
          Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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          • #6
            She's a nice 'un.

            I've seen worse; my P.H. for instance.
            Mike O'Handley, Cat Herder Third Class
            Kenmore, Washington
            hausdok@msn.com

            '58 Packard Hawk
            '05 Subaru Baja Turbo
            '71 Toyota Crown Coupe
            '69 Pontiac Firebird
            (What is it with me and discontinued/orphan cars?)

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            • #7
              YOU WILL HAVE THE ONLY ONE ON YOUR BLOCK
              Thass for true!

              jack vines
              PackardV8

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              • #8
                Has been linked to the Forum a couple times over the past years. For some reason it is not selling. Right side has a couple buckles in the sheet metal (third pic.).
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                • #9
                  I don't know what would be a bigger challenge,....restoring the Packard, or that garage behind it!

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                  • #10
                    Yeah, it's been for sale since last summer. If the weather ever gets decent here, I intend to call the guy and go look it over. Maybe next Saturday? We shall see.
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                    In the middle of MinneSTUDEa.

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                    • #11
                      I found some other pictures of it:

                      http://boneyardbrothers.com/main.php/v/PACKARD/

                      Its a cool car, but the Hawk I have is actually in better condition.

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                      • #12
                        Hey! It still had a bumper jack!
                        sigpic1957 Packard Clipper Country Sedan

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                        • #13
                          Lets see now. Take the fins off put a 57 front clip on it. Paint it red and put white upholstery in side. Well quit dreaming I am to old to start another project.

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                          • #14
                            Lots of tin-worm would be a great looking car when done,but I think with the amount of money one invested to it right you would be better off to buy less rusty..
                            No P/S or brakes visible & I would like to see what's left under the fins

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                            • #15
                              Hi

                              That one and a '58 Commander hardtop were in that auction in North Dakota a year or so ago. You might recall the pictures of it on the auction site, both set out by a fence facing the highway. There was a white '58 Packard hardtop housed inside in the sale as well. The car offered here is 58L8081, late production , 133 '58 Packards from the last one 58L-8134

                              The Old Cars Weekly report on the sale list these cars, this one didn't sell for much, though don't recall how much. He had it for sale shortly after the auction for a ridiculous price on ebay and Craigslist.....must be found out it isn't the hot item he thought. Price seems to be inching back closer to a realistic range.

                              As is typical of the profiteers, they don't seem to manage to do much of anything to improve their 'prizes' condition other than maybe a quick wash job, dump a little gas in the carb and hook up a hot battery so it runs (briefly). But, they never fail to place a big price on their prizes, do they?

                              Steve

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