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Re: Was the 1957-1958 Packard manufactured ONLY for marketing purposes?
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The column 'I Was There' in the January 2015 issue of Hemmings Classic Car has an interesting take on all of this.

The article is about Packard worker (and eventually field rep) Louis Trois, as recounted by his son, Joe.

Louis is quoted as saying, "They weren't capable of producing a real Packard, but we made them some damn fine Studebakers."

Posted on: 2014/12/18 20:33
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Re: Arlene's 55 Patrician
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One of the most attractive color combinations for '55, in my opinion. I'm glad you took her to the Packard plant. I live in the Detroit area, and I haven't even managed to do that yet!

Posted on: 2014/11/24 12:22
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Re: For the Zis fan with everything...
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I realized AFTER I'd already posted that Zis one ( ) was NOT a Zis.

BUT I had utmost faith that you would set the matter straight! Thank you!

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So you've always wanted a pre-war Packard motorhome?
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For the Zis fan with everything...
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...the rail Zis!

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Re: 1956 400 with manual transmission
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I remember seeing a scan of a TSB (?) on another manual-transmission thread, wherein Packard explicitly stated that they were THE only automobile company offering a manual transmission option for fine cars.

It might have been for 1955, come to think of it.

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75 years ago this week...
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...the 1940 Packards were introduced at the Chicago Auto Show.

And since Packard was the first manufacturer to install air conditioning from the factory, it's also the 75th anniversary of factory air!

Below is a link to an article from Automotive News in 1996 that covers the trials and tribulations of cooling closed cars...

http://www.autonews.com/article/19960 ... ght-air-conditioning-out-
of-the-realm-of-rube-goldberg

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Re: Is overdrive really necessary?
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Dad's '47 Clipper had overdrive. I don't remember much about that car, except that he had a toggle switch mounted below the dash to turn it on or off....

When he bought a brand-new 1965 Checker Marathon, he ordered it with the 230 ci Chevy six/3-speed manual trans with overdrive.

The Checker was mine to drive in HS. If you didn't engage the OD at highway speeds, the RPM at 60 or so was incredibly high.

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Re: How Many Left?
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I don't know how true this is, but I read somewhere that after 50 years, maybe 1% of original production cars are left.

I tend to think that's low, but others may want to weigh in.

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Re: PPG Open House, Sunday, Oct. 19th.
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Quote:

Ozstatman wrote:
"I MUST go in 2015, since Mal plans to be there!"...

Although still a long way away it would be good to see as many PackardInfo people there as possible, come one come all!


Well, I've enjoyed your posts for years, Mal...

AND the PPG is only a very short distance from where I live, so I have NO excuse to miss next year's event!...

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