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Re: The End of the Packard Marque: 13 July 1958
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Francis G Fay
I've been trying to find this information for a while....Announced Closure and the last production day! Thanks

My car was ordered on June 23rd, 1958 and produced on July 16th after the announcement..........I wonder if the customer was happy or not? My car looks to be in the last 100 Packards produced, 58L 8036. That's a pretty neat honor, if you count the two Studebaker Trucks in August that went to Argentina with Packard name plates, then it's exactly the 100th from the end.

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Posted on: 2021/12/24 14:35
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Anyone know where the Last Packard from South Bend is?
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Francis G Fay
I know South Bend has the last Studebaker in the Museum, but does anyone know where the last South Bend produced Packard is? What's the last serial number? Just curious, I figured with the production orders, it should be easily identified as the last car? Was wondering if it still exists?

Posted on: 2021/11/27 9:56
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Re: Packard Serial Numbers for 1958
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Francis G Fay
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Posted on: 2021/11/27 9:54
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Re: Packard Serial Numbers for 1958
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Francis G Fay
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Posted on: 2021/11/27 9:51
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Re: Packard Serial Numbers for 1958
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Francis G Fay
I wish folks would stop propagating the myth that the 58 Packard is a rebadged Studebaker. The whole point of the Merger was to get Economies of Scale. Nance worked on the idea or concept of one Platform for the three cars, Packard, Clipper and Studebaker for 1958. Ultimately, They didn’t have the money for a new platform. So the Packard Clipper shared with Studebaker and no Senior cars were produced.

Calling the car “rebadged” is like saying Pontiac is a rebadged Chevy or a DeSoto is a rebadged Plymouth or a Buick is a Rebadged Oldsmobile. They shared a platform. Very little of the outer body Sheetmetal is the same as a Studebaker. Only the Green House.

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Posted on: 2021/11/27 9:49
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