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Old 01-25-2001, 04:26 PM   #1
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This car has promise, but it is need of new owners, new styling, and a miracle
http://www.packardmotorcar.com/index.html
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Old 09-24-2001, 03:37 PM   #2
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The original was a great car. To bad they went mainstream after WWII and went bankrupt (but only after joining studebaker; Yuck)

As for this car, its pretty ugly. I will look at it again later.
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Old 09-24-2001, 03:51 PM   #3
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This car is a one-of-a-kind (if you don't count the full-scale mock-up they built). The company could not raise enough money to put the car into production and attempted to sell the name, trademarks and all parts associated with the design seen here. The company expected to get over $1 million on an ebay auction, but the top bid was closer to $300k.

I have lost touch with what happened to it since then.
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Old 09-25-2001, 02:20 PM   #4
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To bad, it is a great idea, and it would be nice if it made it.
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Interesting picture. I remember seeing one in the early 90's of another Packard attempt using the Buick Roadmaster / Caprice body shell. Just like the Duesenberg, several attempts have been made to bring back a great marque. The only thing is that they fall short on the mystique that the name once had.

Correct me if I'm wrong guys, but let's face it. There is only one manufactrer out there that can still build them by hand and get away with it. Ferrari
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A very interesting picture. I think the front is ugly as crap.
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Re: Packard Twelve

Could someone explain how an old Packard engine is different than a standard classic? We own a 61 Studebaker Hawk with a 289 Packard in it. The thing really hauls but I don't understand why. My dad says something with the gearing in Packard engines....
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hey bull8705!

The 289 in your '61 is a STUDEBAKER V8 introduced around 1951 or 52. It was relatively advanced and quite light weight for its day; Dean Moon (of Moon Equipped, Mooneyes, etc,) swapped one into his '34 Ford coupe in the mid-50's, and that man knew engines and their potential!

The PACKARD V8 was a heavy, big-displacement engine (about 370 cubic inches) that was swapped into a few Hawks after '56. They were VERY fast in a straight line and did well at the drag strips.
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Re: Packard Twelve

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Your Stude's V8 COULD have "Packard" valve covers off a '57 or '58 Clipper or Hawk, which was a Studebaker in Packard clothing. The valve covers or the entire engine could have been swapped into your car at some point in its life, but all 289s were designed and built by Studebaker. Hope this helps!
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Re: Packard Twelve

Anyone actually own a Packard here?
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Re: Packard Twelve

Yep! A 1939 1700 Series Touring Sedan with 51,000 miles on it.
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