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Re: "1999" Packard to be auctioned on eBay May 26
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Craig has stated that the 99 Packard was as the 100 birthday that PI put on, I find it very strange that Gullickson would have turned down an offer by PAC to show his 1999 Packard at Warren.

John, yes, not doubt - two sides to every story. Originally PAC and PI had some sort of agreement to combine forces in the Centennial at Warren but in the end PI went their own way in Cleveland. The real shame is that the two of them couldn't put aside whatever their differences were for just one time to celebrate the Centennial. Maybe they decided to wait another 100 years to reconcile. That said, there were MANY PI members at Warren.

Posted on: 2009/5/23 18:38
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Re: "1999" Packard to be auctioned on eBay May 26
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Portlandon makes a great point! It DOES look alot like a Tucker!

Actually, I look at it THIS way....

I would love nothing more than to buy a NEW Packard....that would be just awesome! I would guess that if Packard was around today, it WOULD be up to the standards, quality and prestige of a Rolls Royce (I didn't say it would look like one)!

SECONDLY, on the other hand;

I think that Packard, (and other Independents like it) have the ''last laugh'' of sorts. Today, Duesenbergs, Packards, Pierce-Arrows and the like are priceless automobiles. They didn't have government regulations, miles of smog control hoses and equipment bogging them down. They didn't have to worry about bad designs and egineering in the 1970's......Packard and the others are for the most part, priceless peices of art...and are treasured for what they WERE. The history and prestege will NEVER go away....unlike Cadillac, Imperial, and others that lost their way. Thats my opinion.

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Posted on: 2009/5/23 19:36
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Re: "1999" Packard to be auctioned on eBay May 26
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I see its up on eBay! And someone made a bid!

Interesting!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1999-P ... A10%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1309

Posted on: 2009/5/27 19:52
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Re: "1999" Packard to be auctioned on eBay May 26
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Well, did this thing sell?

I always thought it was pretty tastefully done. If they really wanted to sell it, they had to make the styling fairly mainstream. Would anybody suggest a massaged '56 style? I don't see how it could be done.

The side view is probably least appealing to me. The bulges are too pronounced. Front and back are better. I like the clever way that the PACKARD badge was integrated with the grill. A unique styling touch.

The engine bay looks nice and clean, but slapping that big aluminum plenum on top of everything leaves nothing much to look at, other than the spiffy valve covers.

Interesting they noted that the engine is available in "special" GM pickups and SUVs. They must be pretty special. Anyone seen an actual application? Maybe only available for special national security deployment...

Posted on: 2009/10/25 1:29
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Re: "1999" Packard to be auctioned on eBay May 26
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The whole car looks like a mid '90s Chrysler LHS with a bathtub grille and '47 Clipper side bulges tacked on. Ugly!

Posted on: 2009/10/25 2:16
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