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  • 1956 Packard article

    http://www.ridgecrestca.com/article/...NEWS/160729853

    Robert Kapteyn

  • #2
    Interesting. Something never mentioned in articles lamenting the end of Packard, and/or blaming Studebaker, is that Studebaker made its greatest one-year profit in its over-100-year history, the very first year after there wasn't a Packard in the lineup. That, and the loss in '57 was 1/4 what it was in '56, with a mostly-unchanged Studebaker lineup.

    All that said, I could still enjoy a white and Scottish Heather '56 Four-Hundred!
    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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    • #3
      I owned a '56 Clipper many years ago and loved it. What a comfortable car to ride in and drive.
      Ed Sallia
      Dundee, OR

      Sol Lucet Omnibus

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      • #4
        Very nice article Robert... Thanks for posting!

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        • #5
          Good story but, although Peerless stopped producing automobiles,
          They had purchased the American brewing rights to Carling. Converted the factory and became a brewer of Carling Red Cap and Black Lable.
          Hey Mabel!
          sigpic1957 Packard Clipper Country Sedan

          "There's nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer"
          Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle
          "I have a great memory for forgetting things" Number 1 son, Lee Chan

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