Re: Hemmings Packard article
Posted by su8overdrive on 2022/5/26 20:07:46
Truer words never said. An eight-year-old could see they were the same car.
Unaware of what Nance did, or any of those heading Packard after Alvin Macauley stepped down, perhaps not coincidentally just as the tubs debuted.
Packard's sole postwar accomplishment, other than, essentially, a Dynaflow with lock up torque convertor, was Torsion Level, and that from an outside engineer who had to sell the hell out of it to Packard's hidebound, coupon clipping, asleep at the switch mgmt., only after the Big Three shrugged it off.
Re: the Hemmings "Classic Car" rehash, seems to be a cottage industry repeating Packard postmortems in down home car magazines. Nothing like Special Interest Autos around today.
In the '50s, in general, Cadillac owned the coasts and the hipper wealth between, Chrysler the educated professionals, engineers, architects, professors, Packard the conservative middle America Elmer Fudd set.
And shouldn't this be on the postwar forum?
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