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1958 Packard truck advertisement and April 2021 survivor
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Hi

These images turned up on this Curbside Classics article:
https://www.curbsideclassic.com/automo ... t-packard-badged-vehicle/

A 1958 advertisement by the Argentine dealer and an April 2021 photo of a survivor by a Diego Munoz.

Steve

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Posted on: 2021/4/27 11:19
.....epigram time.....
Proud 1953 Clipper Deluxe owner.
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Re: 1958 Packard truck advertisement and April 2021 survivor
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Text:
"now in the country!
1958 PACKARD PICK-UP
284,000.00 [Argentine Pesos] with 12 and 18 month financing
Completely built in-the-country!"

Some highlights from the spec list:
- 170 HP V-8
- Wagner T 90 3-speed transmission
- "double action shocks"
- 1800lb/750kg capacity
- 12 volt 30 amp Delco generator

Another image I found:

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Posted on: 3/13 16:09
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Re: 1958 Packard truck advertisement and April 2021 survivor
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It would be interesting to know the date of the ad and if anyone has the true story and number of those Packard trucks actually produced.

The ad makes it sound as if it was full production but as I recall, one of the Packard books said after the 58 Packard production officially ended the people in charge suddenly realized they still had contractural obligations for an additional period of time with certain dealers. They had to keep making something with a Packard name on it and a truck was the fastest and cheapest item they could produce for them. Believe the article also said only a "handful" were built. Another article said those Packard trucks built were because of a contract with someone who only wanted trucks .

Posted on: 3/13 17:32
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Re: 1958 Packard truck advertisement and April 2021 survivor
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I'd like a Packard truck....

Posted on: 3/14 13:45
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Re: 1958 Packard truck advertisement and April 2021 survivor
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Unfortunately I see nothing indicating a date on the ad. Did find some more info and pics though. Apparently they were based on the Studebaker Transtar truck and basically rebadged.

Reply #12 here gives more info: https://forum.studebakerdriversclub.co ... n/109300-the-last-packard

Right-click and hit "Open image in new tab" to see the full size images.

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Posted on: 3/15 19:06
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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