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Packard Literature and Manuals :: View by Year :: 1957-58

1957-58

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  1. 1957 Dupont Paint Chips
    This is the 1957 Dupont Paint Chips showing the available colors and combinations.
  2. 1957 Packard Clipper and 1955-57 Studebaker Chassis Parts Catalog
    Here is the 1957 Packard Clipper, and 1955-1957 Studebaker Chassis Parts Catalog (also called the Parts Manual or Parts List). This piece is an essential companion to the Service Manual. Not only does it provide information on what part number is what, more importantly it provides the exploded part views that are needed when rebuilding components.
  3. 1957 Packard Clipper Owners Manual
    This is the 1957 Packard Clipper Owners Manual. This covers the care and operation of all the 1957 Clipper models.
  4. 1957 Packard Clipper Shop Manual Supplement
    This is the 1957 Packard Clipper Shop Manual Supplement. It is used in conjuntion with the 1956 Studebaker Passenger Car Shop Manual.
  5. 1957 Packard Clipper Time Guide
    This is the 1957 Packard Clipper Service Operation Time Guide. It covers all the 1957 models (Sedans and Station Wagons) as far as the time required for repair. It was used to assist mechanics and service writers to estimate the costs, and to write the repair orders.
  6. 1957 Packard Clipper Wire Diagrams
    This is the 1957 Packard Clipper Wire Diagrams.
  7. 1957 Packard Radio Photo Facts
    This is the Photo Facts for Packard Radio 484649 that was in 1957 Packard automobiles. It contains pictures, wire diagram, and component lists.
  8. 1957 Packard Service Letters
    These are special Packard 'P' Service Letters that were sent out to S/P Dealers to address various service issues. These are equivalent to the Service Technical Bulletins (STBs) sent out by Packard in previous years.
  9. 1957-1941 Shell Service Charts
    These are Shell Service Charts covering Packards from 1957-1941. Contains lube information, tune up replacement part lists, and model identification.
  10. 1957-1958 Packard Body Parts Catalog
    This is the 1957-1958 Packard Body Parts Catalog. This also includes 1953-1958 Studebaker Info.
  11. 1957-1959 Echlin Service Bulletins
    This is a partial set of Echlin Service Bulletins dated between 1957 and 1959 that contains general service information of Echlin electrical products (Voltage Regulators, Coils, condensers, etc). It provides testing and adjustment procedures that apply to earlier models also.
  12. 1957-1960 Studebaker-Packard Service Bulletins
    This is the 1957- 1960 Studebaker-Packard Service Bulletins. While the majority of this information applies to 1957-1960 models, and are still several valuable pieces of information that apply to previous years (1956 and before). For example in Jan 1960 there is a note about a replacement relay for the 1956 PushButton transmission system.
  13. 1957-58 Studebaker-Packard Service Letters
    These are special Studebaker-Packard 'SP' Service Letters that were sent out to S/P Dealers to address various service issues. These are equivalent to the Service Technical Bulletins (STBs) sent out by Packard in previous years.
  14. 1958 "Packard Hawk" Brochure
    This is the 1958 brochure for the "Packard Hark", model 58L-K9. Packard did not have the big dealer brochures in 1958 and only produced these 8x11.5" double sided sheets. One for each model offered.
  15. 1958 "The Packard Hardtop" Brochure
    This is the 1958 brochure for the "The Packard Hardtop", model 58L-J8. Packard did not have the big dealer brochures in 1958 and only produced these 8x11.5" double sided sheets. One for each model offered.
  16. 1958 "The Packard Sedan" Brochure
    This is the 1958 brochure for the "The Packard Sedan", model 58L-Y8. Packard did not have the big dealer brochures in 1958 and only produced these 8x11.5" double sided sheets. One for each model offered.
  17. 1958 "The Packard Station Wagon" Brochure
    This is the 1958 brochure for the "The Packard Station Wagon", model 58L-P8. Packard did not have the big dealer brochures in 1958 and only produced these 8x11.5" double sided sheets. One for each model offered.
  18. 1958 Packard Hawk Brochure
    Brochure on the Packard Hawk model.
  19. 1958 Packard Owners Manual
    This is the 1958 Packard Owners Manual which covers all the Packard badges vehicles for the 1958 Studebaker-Packard model year. It covers general care and operation of the vehicle.
  20. 1958 Packard Wire Diagrams
    This is the 1958 Packard Wire Diagrams.
  21. 1958 Studebaker Packard Special Advertising Section - Los Angeles Examiner
    This is a Special Advertising section in the Sunday, Dec. 8th, 1957 editor of the Los Angeles Examiner. This 16 page insert covers the new Packard, Studebaker and Mercedes-Benz models for 1958.
  22. General Letters
    These are General Letters issues by Packard to Zone and/or Dealers on various issues.
  23. HOW TO: Ranco Heater Valve Seal Replacement
    This is a "How-To" on how to replace the valve seal on the Ranco heater valves that were used on most of the Post-War Packards. The seal replacement is typically all that is done in most valve rebuilds. I took all the pictures and while rebuilding my valve and hope you find it usefull.
  24. Luster Seal Mailer
    This is a mailer that was sent to customers about Luster Seal that was available from their local Packard dealer. No date, but based on the "S-P" would be 1954-58.
  25. Novi A/C Service Information
    This information was published in "Service Automotive Air Conditioners by Dale Mericle" and was published in 1956. It covers the Novi system that was used by Packard and Studebaker.
  26. Packard and Studebaker-Packard Annual Corporate Reports
    These Packard and Studebaker-Packard Annual Corporate Reports were prepared each year for the annual stockholders meeting and distributed to the shareholders. They contains interesting information on both what occurred the previous year and also the some outlooks for the coming year. Some contain wonderful pictures of new models, new plant renderings, etc.
  27. Packard Carburetor Application List
    This is a list of carburetor application by model. It is a work in progress and will be edited and updated and information is discovered.
  28. Packard Engine Serial Number Reference
    This is a list of Packard engine serial numbers from 1899-1956. Hopefully this will left to provide not only a reference to those wanting to know if their engine is correct for their model, but also some basic information about all the engine in a quick reference.

    **UPDATED 2/27/12**
  29. Packard Hub Cap and Wheel Cover Identification Guide
    This guide was put together to help identify Hub Caps and Full Wheel Covers that were used on Packard models. This is a work in progress, so it will be updated as folks are able to give me more pictures and information.

    (Updated Rev 4)
  30. Packard Patent Filings
    The is a collection of Packard Patent Filings grouped by initial filing date. Please note that Packard filed for patent many years before those items were used in production in some cases.
  31. Packard Post-War Material Cards
    These are sample Material Cards that cover upholstery materials, carpet, and roof materials.
  32. Servicing Auto-Lite Generator Regulators
    "This booklet is designed for use by Auto-Lite servicemen. It is a refresher on how the Auto-Lite Generator Regulator works and on service procedures."
  33. Technical Letters
    Technical Letters issues by Packard on various issues.
  34. Trade Letters
    Trade Letters on various matters that were issued by Packard to Zones and Dealers
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