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  • #46
    First Briggs built Packard bodies: 1941 Clipper.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by 8E45E View Post
      Thanks, Skip.

      I wonder if that meant 48 less Packard trucks for 1958!!

      Craig
      This is from the Stude truck history: "The 1957 production data sheets also show an adjustment of minus 48 units “reported built in 1956, later cancelled”. The 1958 production data sheets also show a minus 48 entry with the note “Argentina cancellation”. These were presumably the Studebaker pickups that were ordered by a Packard dealer in Buenos Aires, but subsequently cancelled because he was not able to obtain a license to import Studebakers. They eventually were produced in 1958 as Packard pickups, perhaps the only ones in the world. Since these were CKD units, the word “built” presumably meant that they had been assembled and crated for shipment in response to a firm order. But when the order was cancelled, they had to be subtracted from the “built” category. Otherwise, why Studebaker would record these as being built if they hadn’t actually been built is a mystery."
      Skip Lackie

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      • #48
        Originally posted by Skip Lackie View Post
        These were presumably the Studebaker pickups that were ordered by a Packard dealer in Buenos Aires, but subsequently cancelled because he was not able to obtain a license to import Studebakers. They eventually were produced in 1958 as Packard pickups, perhaps the only ones in the world.
        Thanks!

        I figured the rebadging to make them into 'Packard' trucks order would factor in that.

        Craig

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