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1958 Packard 58L 2 door hardtop
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https://hartford.craigslist.org/ctd/d/deep-river-1958-packard-58l-2-door/7101721504.html

1958 Packard 58L 2 door hardtop

This is a 3 or 4 owner car depending on how one looks at ownership.

It is a California car for most of it's life and and one of only 670+/- produced.

The first owner bought new in CA and owned it for many years. He sold/donated the car to a museum out there where it sat in their storage area for many years. It's believed to have been repainted in the first owner's possession and the interior was probably done at the same time. After holding it for many years the museum sold off several of the cars in it's storage and the 2nd/3rd owner purchased the car just 5 years ago. He registered the car and drove it quite a bit but then needed to sell, so it was purchased by the current owner. His plan was to have a trifecta of rare 58 Packards and as such he had a wagon (recently sold) a 4 door sedan and this 2 door. They were project cars and he now feels that it will be too much to bring them all back, so the wagon was sold and this 2 door is now being sold.

In 58, Packard and Studebaker were merging and in an effort to save money, many Packards were simply Studebakers with some odd bits tagged on. This car would have been a Studebaker President Starlight, however, to make it a Packard, they added on extra fiberglass wings, metal dual headlight pods, a fiberglass, wider facia, hood and a matching valance. The 4 door sedans and wagons end up looking a bit odd, but the 2 door models pull it off rather well.

The car for sale was repainted from what is belived to be a cream/white color to the two tone burgundy and white and the interior was reupholstered in Infant BM Brown.

The Studebaker 289 V8 puts out 210 HP however, due to the lighter weight of the Packard, it's performance was better than the same Studebaker. The car has 91K miles on her.

She starts right up and runs and drives great. This one has a two speed automatic transmission and power steering. Everything else is manual.

The interior is in very good shape, albeit a little funky on the color choice. The burgundy paint hasn't held up too well and has several areas of flaking paint. Despite the peeling paint the body and frame are very solid with no rot through on any panels.

Even looking like she does, if you roll up to any cruise night or car show, you may not win any awards but you'll have one of the biggest crowds around you.

Awesome entrance into the collector car world with a very rare but not very expensive automobile. The new Hankook tires look pretty good on her with the white walls showing and the radial provides better handling and road feel, grip.

Asking price is only $10,500

Any questions, for many more photos and video, to schedule a test drive or to make an offer, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for the interest.

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Posted on: 2020/4/4 14:21
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Re: 58 Packard Station Wagon
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New link, additional pics.

https://newhaven.craigslist.org/ctd/d/deep-river-1958-packard-station-wagon-1/7084290553.html

1958 Packard Wagon

Although rather rough around the edges, this 1958 Packard Wagon is one of approximately 149 produced. Built in a time when Packard and Studebaker were merging, these Packards unfortunately, were little more than Studebakers with some extra body bits tacked on.. On this particular car, the additional fins and quad headlights are obvious add-ons. The hood, front facia and fins are fiberglass, the headlight pods are metal.

The known history of this car is that it was owned for many years (well over 25 from what I've been able to research) by famed/infamous Studebaker collector/hoarder Ron Hackenburger. She spent most of her time crammed into one of several old farm buildings where Ron had most of his collection stored. It was auctioned off by the Van der Brink family back in 2017 as part of a 600+ vehicle collection, many (most) of the cars in sorry shape similar to this one. It was purchased by a dealer out of Indiana and then the current owner purchased it in early 2018.

This wagon was considered a luxury wagon, similar to what a Cadillac Escalade would be today. It has a 289 Studebaker V8 w/4 bbl carb. that pushes about 225 HP through an 3 speed Flight-O-Matic automatic transmission. This car has AC, a seat heater, Power steering and power brakes. It DOES currently run and "drive", although it wouldn't be suggested to even take her down the street for coffee, she's in need of an exhaust and the brakes will stop her if she's creeping along in the driveway but may not do so well from even 20-30 mph. It does come with all new flat glass and replacement tail light lenses.

As can be seen, the car has some rust issues but isn't rotted out and the interior looks like a few raccoons had one hell of a party. The floors and frame are actually very solid, the doors are where most of the bad rust is. The current owner admits to having eyes bigger than his wrenches buying it with the idea of restoring her, and setting her next to his 58 Packard 2 door coupe and 58 Packard 4 door sedan, but with multiple other cars that have needs, and several months going by and the car not really moving, he feels he won't be able to give this one the love she needs.

Asking price is $7000 obo.

Any questions, for MANY more photos and video, to schedule a time to see her in person or to make an offer, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for the interest.

Posted on: 2020/3/14 9:08
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58 Packard Station Wagon
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Posted on: 2020/2/16 17:02
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Re: Packard Fuel Injection Patent - Early
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Packard, the captain, and the wavy-crank opposed-piston engine.

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2019/08/07/packard-the-captain-and-the-wavy-crank-opposed-piston-engine/

There must be an unwritten rule somewhere that every engineer - even the most button-down, nose-to-the-grindstone straight-shooter - is allowed at least one flight of fancy. Prolific Packard inventor Captain Lionel M. Woolson seemed to have spent his idle hours dreaming of an internal-combustion engine that nobody else seems to have considered.

Woolson, though little known to Packard automobile enthusiasts, holds high esteem among Packard aviation enthusiasts. He is, after all, the man who designed Packard's successful diesel aviation engines that won the company the prestigious Collier Trophy in 1931 and who was personally recognized by President Herbert Hoover for the achievement.

A native of Los Angeles who spent much of his youth in England and who studied engineering at St. Paul's School in London, Woolson began applying for patents in the Teens as a mechanical engineer with Hoboken-based Bijur Motor Appliance Co. then, once the United States entered World War I, joined the Army Air Service. Though he trained as a pilot, the Army Air Service assigned him to aircraft engine testing and stationed him at McCook Field in Dayton under Jesse Vincent, where Woolson rose to the rank of captain.

Posted on: 2019/9/8 6:14
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Packard Motor Car Company Art
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Packard Motor Car Company Art

https://fineartamerica.com/art/packard+motor+car+company

Posted on: 2019/9/1 17:25
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Re: Packard Fuel Injection Patent - Early
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Researched a little on one of inventors:

CAPT. LIONEL WOOLSON
Designer of the Packard Diesel Engine

http://earlyaviators.com/pimage24.htm

Posted on: 2019/8/26 18:16
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Packard Fuel Injection Patent - Early
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Early Packard Fuel Injection patent, filed 1923.

Link to other early Packard Patents:

https://patents.google.com/?q=cylinders&q=exhaust&q=engine&q=manifold&q=air&assignee=Packard+Motor+Car+Co&before=priority:19290912&scholar&page=1

Lee Chadwick also filed, in 1916!

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Posted on: 2019/8/25 17:41
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Re: 1933 Super 8 fuel pump question
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If you don't have success with Bruce, PM me with the all dimensions and thickness of the spacer. I've had ones made for other makes using water jet cutting.

Made out of, Garolite sheet, cotton fabric reinforcement (phenolic / bakelite, available thickness 1/8, 1/4. 1/2, 3/4, and 1".

Color: Black
Max. Temperature: 235? F
Tensile Strength: 6,000-10,000 psi (Good)
Impact Strength: 1.4-1.7 ft.-lbs./in. (Poor)
Hardness: Rockwell M90 (Hard)

Posted on: 2019/7/20 7:53
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Re: 1928 driveshaft diameter
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Posted on: 2019/6/30 10:34
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Re: 1928 driveshaft diameter
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The trunions are heat treated but not fully hardened. Fully hard is 50-62 HRC, the trunions are probably around 38 to 45 HRC. Heat treating makes them tough but not brittle, fully hard they would be brittle.

They can be bored out using carbide tooling, CBN, or you could have them wire cut, EDM machined to accept bushings. Just be careful not to remove to much material to weaken them.

Another option would be to have the pin portion metal (thermal) sprayed and ground. The trunion bores would be machined first to clean them up and establish the size the pins would later be ground to.

Jig grinding the trunion bores would be one option if you went the metal spray route.

Info about the metal (thermal) spray process:

https://www.ust.com.au/thermal-spray.html

https://www.thermalspray.com/applications/repair-and-dimensional-restoration/

http://www.empire-cat.com/Service/Precision_Machining/Thermal_Spray.aspx

https://vacaero.com/information-resources/vac-aero-training/649-using-thermal-spray-for-repair-of-service-damaged-parts.html

Posted on: 2019/6/30 6:20
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