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Encyclopedia > Packard
The Packard family coat of arms, adopted as the company's logo in 1928
The Packard family coat of arms, adopted as the company's logo in 1928
Packard red hexagon wheel hub center made its debut in 1905, with the color red added in 1913
Packard red hexagon wheel hub center made its debut in 1905, with the color red added in 1913

Packard was a United States based brand of luxury automobile built by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan, and later by the Studebaker-Packard Corporation of South Bend, Indiana. The first Packard automobiles were produced in 1899 and the brand went off the market in 1958. Packard automobiles are highly sought after by collectors today, and the marque enjoys an active collectors club system. Packard is a surname, and may refer to Alpheus S. Packard Alpheus Spring Packard Andrew Packard, fictional character Anthony Packard Becky Wai-Ling Packard Damon Packard David Packard, co-founder of Hewlett-Packard Elizabeth Packard Frank L. Packard Keith Packard Edward Packard Miss Jenny Packard, fictional character Kelly Packard Norman... Image File history File links Packardshield. ... Image File history File links Packardshield. ... Image File history File links PackardHex. ... Image File history File links PackardHex. ... For other uses, see Hexagon (disambiguation). ... “Car” and “Cars” redirect here. ... “Detroit” redirects here. ... The Studebaker-Packard Corporation was the entity created by the purchase of the Studebaker Corporation of South Bend, Indiana by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan, in 1954. ... South Bend, see South Bend (disambiguation). ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Packards were advertised with the slogan "Ask the Man Who Owns One".

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1899-1929

1913 Packard 6
1913 Packard 6
Packard Twin-Six Touring 1916
Packard Twin-Six Touring 1916
Packard Second Series 243 Touring 1926
Packard Second Series 243 Touring 1926
Packard Fourth Series 426 Roadster 1927
Packard Fourth Series 426 Roadster 1927
Packard Sixth Series 645 De Luxe Eight Dual Cowl 1929
Packard Sixth Series 645 De Luxe Eight Dual Cowl 1929

Packard was founded by brothers James Ward Packard (Lehigh University Class of 1884), William Doud Packard and his partner George Lewis Weiss in the city of Warren, Ohio. James Ward believed that they could build a better horseless carriage than the Winton cars owned by Weiss (An important Winton stockholder) and James Ward, himself a mechanical engineer, had some ideas how to improve on the designs of current automobiles. By 1899, they were building vehicles. The company, which they called the Ohio Automobile Company, quickly introduced a number of innovations in its designs, including the modern steering wheel and years later the first production 12-cylinder engine. 1913 Packard Motor Car 6, cropped from photo on loc. ... 1913 Packard Motor Car 6, cropped from photo on loc. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Lehigh University is a private, co-educational university located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the United States. ... Warren is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Trumbull CountyGR6. ... 1908 Winton touring car The Winton Motor Carriage Company of Cleveland, Ohio was a pioneer United States automobile manufacturer. ...


While Henry Ford was producing cars that sold for $440, the Packards concentrated on more upscale cars that started at $2,600. Packard automobiles developed a following not only in the United States, but also abroad, with many heads of state owning them. Henry Ford (1919) Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was the founder of the Ford Motor Company and father of modern assembly lines used in mass production. ...


In need of more capital, the Packard brothers would find it when Henry Bourne Joy, a member of one of Detroit's oldest and wealthiest families, bought a Packard. Impressed by its reliability, he visited the Packards and soon enlisted a group of investors that included his brother-in-law, Truman Handy Newberry. On October 2, 1902, Ohio Automobile Company became Packard Motor Car Company, with James as president. Packard moved its automobile operation to Detroit soon after and Joy became general manager and later chairman of the board. One of the original Packards is still located at the Packard Museum in Warren, Ohio on Mahoning Avenue. The original is located at Lehigh University in Packard Lab. Henry Bourne Joy (November 23, 1864 in Detroit, Michigan - November 6, 1936) was president of the prestigious Packard Motor Car Company. ... “Detroit” redirects here. ... Truman Handy Newberry (November 5, 1864–October 3, 1945) was a U.S. businessman and political figure. ... is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Warren is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Trumbull CountyGR6. ...


The Packard's factory on East Grand Boulevard in Detroit was designed by Albert Kahn, and included the first use of reinforced concrete for industrial construction in Detroit. When opened in 1903, it was considered the most modern automobile manufacturing facility in the world and its skilled craftsmen practiced over eighty trades. Albert Kahn (March 21, 1869 — December 8, 1942) was the foremost American industrial architect of his day. ...


The 3.5 million ft2 (325,000 m²) plant covered over 35 acres (142,000 m²) and straddled East Grand Boulevard. It was later subdivided by eighty-seven different companies. Kahn also designed The Packard Proving Grounds at Utica, Michigan. Packard Proving Grounds is a beautiful test area dedicated by Packard for a million dollars in 1927. ... Utica is a city located in Macomb County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


Throughout the nineteen-tens and twenties, Packard built vehicles consistently were among the elite in luxury automobiles. The company was commonly referred to as being one of the "Three P's" of American motordom royalty, along with Pierce-Arrow of Buffalo, New York and Peerless of Cleveland, Ohio. Packard's leadership of the luxury car field was supreme. 1919 Pierce-Arrow advertisement The Pierce-Arrow was a Buffalo, New York (United States) based manufacturing company from 1901 to 1938. ... Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State County Government  - Mayor Byron Brown (D) Area  - City 52. ... Peerless Motor Company factory, circa 1910s Peerless emblem Peerless Model 56 7-Passenger Touring 1917 Frank Hersheys aluminum bodied Peerless, designed while he was employed by Murphy Body Works. ... Cleveland redirects here. ...


1930-1946

Packard Ninth Series De Luxe Eight 904 Sedan Limousine 1932
Packard Ninth Series De Luxe Eight 904 Sedan Limousine 1932
Packard Eleventh Series Eight 1101 Convertible Sedan 1934
Packard Eleventh Series Eight 1101 Convertible Sedan 1934
Packard 120 car of 1936
1937 Packard
1937 Packard
1941 Packard One-Eighty Formal Sedan
1941 Packard One-Eighty Formal Sedan
Packard pelican hood ornament from a 1941 One-Eighty Formal Sedan
Packard pelican hood ornament from a 1941 One-Eighty Formal Sedan

Entering into the 1930s Packard attempted to beat the stock market crash and subsequent depression by manufacturing ever more opulent and expensive cars than it had prior to October 1929. The Packard Twin Six (designed by Jesse Vincent)[1] was introduced for 1932, and renamed the Packard Twelve for the remainder of its run (through 1939). For one year only, 1932, Packard tried fielding an upper-medium-priced car called the Light Eight. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Packard 120 of 1936 at Hawkesbury Carnival, Hawkesbury Upton, South Gloucestershire, England. ... Packard 120 of 1936 at Hawkesbury Carnival, Hawkesbury Upton, South Gloucestershire, England. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1305x1000, 439 KB)This is a compatible 3D Anachrome image. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1305x1000, 439 KB)This is a compatible 3D Anachrome image. ... Image File history File links 3d_glasses_red_cyan. ... ImageMetadata File history File links 1941_Packard_180_Formal_Sedan. ... ImageMetadata File history File links 1941_Packard_180_Formal_Sedan. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x800, 65 KB) Packard swan hood ornament From a 1941 Packard 180 Formal Sedan From the Scarsdale Concours Source: Photos by en:Wikipedia user Nrbelex, uploaded by permission File links The following pages link to this file: Packard ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x800, 65 KB) Packard swan hood ornament From a 1941 Packard 180 Formal Sedan From the Scarsdale Concours Source: Photos by en:Wikipedia user Nrbelex, uploaded by permission File links The following pages link to this file: Packard ...


As an independent automaker, Packard did not have the luxury of a larger corporate structure absorbing its losses as Cadillac did with GM and Lincoln with Ford. However, Packard did have a better cash position than other independent luxury marques. Peerless fell under receivership in 1929 and ceased production in 1932; by 1938 Franklin, Marmon, Ruxton, Stearns-Knight, Stutz, Duesenberg and Pierce-Arrow had all closed. The H. H. Franklin Manufacturing Company was a maker of automobiles in the United States between 1902 and 1934 in Syracuse, New York. ... Marmon 48 from 1914 ad Marmon was an automobile brand name manufactured by Nordyke Marmon & Company of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, from 1902 through 1933, and a brand of Texas-made premium trucks from 1963 through 1997. ... 1930 Ruxton, custom body by Budd. ... Stearns-Knight catalog image, taken outside the Cleveland Museum of Art Stearns-Knight was a luxury automobile produced in Cleveland, Ohio first by the F.B. Stearns Company from 1900 to 1925, and then under ownership by WillysOverland Company of Toledo, Ohio until 1929. ... The Stutz Motor Company, later reborn as Stutz Motor Car of America, was a producer of luxury cars. ... 1931 Duesenberg J Duesenberg was a United States-based luxury automobile company active in various forms from 1913 to 1937, most famous for their extremely high-quality, record-breakingly fast roadsters. ... 1919 Pierce-Arrow advertisement The Pierce-Arrow was a Buffalo, New York (United States) based manufacturing company from 1901 to 1938. ...


Packard also had one other advantage that some other luxury automakers did not; a single production line. By maintaining a single line, and inter-changeability between models, Packard was able to keep its costs down. Packard did not change cars as often as other manufacturers did at the time. Rather than introducing new models annually, Packard began using its own "Series" formula for differentiating its model change-overs in 1923. New model series did not debut on a strictly annual basis, with some series lasting nearly two years, and others lasting as short a time as seven months. In the long run, though, Packard did average approximately one new series per year. By 1930, Packard automobiles were considered part of the "Seventh Series". By 1942, Packard was in its "Twentieth Series". There never was a "Thirteenth Series".


To address the depression, Packard started producing more affordable cars in the medium-price range. In 1935, it introduced its first sub-$1,000 car, the Packard 120. Car production more than tripled that year and doubled again in 1936. In order to produce the 120, Packard built and equipped an entirely separate factory. By 1936, Packard's labor force was divided nearly evenly between the high-priced "Senior" lines (Twelve, Super Eight and Eight) and the medium-priced "Junior" models, although more than 10 times more Juniors were produced than Seniors. This was because the 120 models were built using thoroughly modern mass production techniques, while the Senior Packards used a great deal more hand labor and traditional craftsmanship. The Junior models were very fine cars; they were just not in the same quality league as the Seniors. Although Packard most certainly could not have survived the Depression without the highly successful Junior models, the Juniors did have the effect of diminishing the Senior models stellar and exclusive image among those few who could still afford an expensive luxury car. Adding insult to injury, the 120 models were more modern in basic design than the Senior models. For example the 1935 Packard 120 featured independent front suspension and hydraulic brakes, both features that would not appear on any Senior Packards until 1937. The Packard One-Twenty (also One Twenty and 120) was an automobile produced by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan from 1935 to 1937 and from 1939 through the 1941 model years. ...


1937 – 1942

Prior to 1937, Packard was still the premier luxury automobile, even though the lion's share of cars being built were the 120 and Super Eight model ranges. Hoping to catch still more of the market, Packard decided to issue the Packard 115C in 1937, which was powered by Packard's first six cylinder since the Fifth Series cars in 1928. While the move to introduce the Six was at once brilliant – the car arrived just in time for the 1938 recession – it also tagged Packards as something less exclusive than they had been in the public's mind, and in the long run the Six hurt Packard's reputation of building some of America's finest luxury cars. The Six, designated "110" in 1940-41, continued for three years after the war, with many serving as taxicabs. Packard Fifteenth Series Super Eight 1502 (1937) which once belonged to king Carol II of Romania. ...


During World War II, Packard again built airplane engines, licensing the Merlin engine from Rolls-Royce as the V1650, which powered the famous P-51 Mustang fighter, ironically known as the "Cadillac of the Skies" by G.I.s in WWII. It was one of the fastest piston-powered fighters ever, and could fly higher than any of its contemporaries, allowing its pilots a greater degree of survivability in combat situations. They also built 1350, 1400, and 1500 hp V-12 marine engines for American PT boats (each boat used three) and some of Britain's patrol boats. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Merlin was a 12 cylinder, 60° V, 27 litre, liquid cooled piston aircraft engine built during World War II by Rolls-Royce and under licence in the United States by Packard. ... Rolls-Royce Limited was a British car and aero-engine manufacturing company founded by Henry Royce and C.S. Rolls on 15 March 1906 and was the result of a partnership formed in 1904. ... The North American P-51 Mustang was a successful long range fighter aircraft which set new standards of excellence and performance when it entered service in the middle years of World War II and is still regarded as one of the very best piston-engined fighters ever made. ... PT boats in line astern. ...

Packard Convertible
Packard Convertible
1949 Packard Convertible Coupé
1949 Packard Convertible Coupé
Packard
Packard
Packard 250 Convertible 1951
Packard 250 Convertible 1951
Packard Convertible
Packard Convertible
Ad for the 1951 Packard Patrician

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1946 – 1956

By the end of World War II, Packard was in excellent financial condition but suffered from a shortage of raw materials needed to manufacture automobiles again. The firm introduced its first post-war body in 1948, prior to its competition in the major firms (Cadillac, Lincoln, and Chrysler). However, the design chosen was of the "bathtub" style predicted during the war as the destined future of automobiles. Although the postwar Packards sold well, the ability to distinguish expensive models from lower priced models disappeared as all Packard became virtually alike. Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Cadillac (disambiguation). ... Lincoln is an American luxury automobile brand, operated under the Ford Motor Company. ... The Chrysler Corporation was a United States-based automobile manufacturer that existed independently from 1925–1998. ...


By the time the firm was able to re-style again for 1951, the post war seller's market was coming to an end and again, the design failed to resonate with the public at large. Conceived as the antithesis of the bulbous post war models, the motoring press derisively named the new design "high pockets".


Packard President James J. Nance was also struggling with what he felt was the only way to reestablish Packard as a luxury car brand, which was to divorce the lower priced models from the luxury models. To do this Nance applied the model name Clipper to the least expensive Packards starting in 1953. Ultimately, Nance planned to spin Clipper off as its own automotive brand targeting Oldsmobile and Mercury, while a target date of 1956 was set for the new automotive brand. James J. Nance, (b. ...


Nash Motors president George W. Mason approached Packard about a merger for the first time in the late 1940s, believing that the days for independent car manufacturers were numbered. Packard's board of directors, believing Mason to be incorrect, was reluctant to merge. 1953 brought the return of the buyer's market, and 1954 was again a down year for Packard; still, Packard's directors delayed. Also see: Kelvinator and American Motors Corporation Nash Motors was an automobile manufacturer based in Kenosha, Wisconsin in the United States from 1916 to 1938. ... George Walter Mason (b. ... The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Meanwhile, Mason found a more receptive audience at Hudson, and the two companies merged to form American Motors Corporation on May 1, 1954. This left Packard, whose directors had finally seen the light, seeking a merger partner. After briefly considering joining the merged Kaiser-Willys organization (which was formed solely to take the two struggling firms out of the U.S. auto business in order to concentrate on Jeeps), and seeing no possibilities there, Packard's directors settled on Studebaker. Hudson Logo Hudson Six-40, 1914 1917 Hudson Phaeton The Hudson Motor Car Company made Hudson brand automobiles in Detroit, Michigan, from 1909 to 1957. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kaiser Manhattan 4-Door Sedan 1953 The Kaiser-Frazer Corporation was the result of a partnership between autombile executive Joseph W. Frazer and Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser of Kaiser Company/Kaiser Industries. ... Willys (pronounced will-eeze) was the brand name used by the United States automobile company Willys-Overland Motors, best known for its production of military and civilian Jeeps. ... For other uses, see Jeep (disambiguation). ... Studebaker Corporation, or simply Studebaker, was a United States wagon and automobile manufacturer based in South Bend, Indiana. ...


On October 1, 1954, Packard purchased Studebaker creating the Studebaker-Packard Corporation. Initially, Packard's executive team had hoped Studebaker's larger network of dealers would help increase sales. At first Nance believed that Studebaker's volume could sustain the companies, however Nance and other Packard officials discovered that Studebaker's finances were more dire than previously believed, primarily because no one took the time to actually study them in depth prior to the sale. is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Studebaker Corporation, or simply Studebaker, was a United States wagon and automobile manufacturer based in South Bend, Indiana. ... The Studebaker-Packard Corporation was the entity created by the purchase of the Studebaker Corporation of South Bend, Indiana by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan, in 1954. ...


Packard's up-again and down-again sales continued, with a profitable year in 1955 thanks to the introduction of Packard's first V-8 engines that model year—although a complete retooling for the 1955 models resulted in products so poorly made that hundreds of cars had to be repaired by dealers before they could be sold to the public. This set the stage for a disastrous 1956, which saw production drop to its lowest levels since World War I.


1956 saw the launch of Clipper as a stand-alone marque as well as the launch of the Packard Executive, Packard's new mid-level car priced to compete against Chrysler and Buick. The Packard Executive was essentially a Clipper with the senior Packard front clip and interior. However, Packard dealers began to complain that consumers weren't buying Clippers because the cars weren't Packards. At first Nance refused to rebadge the Clipper as a Packard, but the dealers pushed back. In the end, Nance begrudgingly agreed to start badging the Clippers with the "Packard" script. 1956 sales brochure for Clipper automobiles Clipper was a stand alone make of automobile produced by the Studebaker-Packard Corporation in 1955-1956 for the 1956 model year only. ... The Packard Executive was an automobile produced by the Packard-Clipper Division of the Studebaker-Packard Corporation in 1956. ...


Packard had been selling engines and transmissions to American Motors for installation in 1955 and '56 Nashs and Hudsons, but a parts dispute with Romney ended this arrangement in April of 1956. The company severely in debt, its creditors ordered the old Packard plants to close on August 15, 1956, and Nance left the company which then entered into a contractual management agreement with aircraft maker Curtiss-Wright. The Curtiss-Wright Corporation was once a leading aircraft manufacturer of the United States, but has since become a component manufacturer, specializing in actuators, controls, valves, and metal treatment. ...


1957 – 1958: Packardbakers

In 1957 and 1958, a Studebaker President-based car bearing the Packard Clipper nameplate appeared on the market, but sales were slow. These badge engineered Studebakers were derisively referred to as Packardbakers by the press and consumers and failed to sell in sufficient numbers to keep the marque afloat. 1958 Packard 2-door hardtop coupe The 1957 and 1958 Packard lineup of automobiles were, in actual fact, Studebakers: mildly restyled, rebadged and given slightly more luxurous interiors. ... Badge engineering is a term that describes the rebadging of one model of car as another. ... The rear quarter panel of the 1958 Packard shows the type of modification to the Studebaker President body that helped the brand earn the dubious nickname of Packardbaker Packardbaker is the slang term applied to 1957 and 1958 Packards. ...


While the 1957 Packard Clipper was less Packard than it was a very good Studebaker, the cars sold in limited numbers – which was attributed to Packard dealers dropping the franchises and consumers fearful of buying a car that could be an orphaned make soon. Of note: Former Packard designer Richard A. Teague, seeing the new "Packardbaker" for the first time, commented that seeing his beautiful Packard taillights "...on that tired old Studebaker body, was enough to make a maggot vomit!" Richard A. Teague was a principal designer for the American Motors company. ...


The 1958 models bowed with no series name, simply as "Packard". In addition to the knowledge that these cars were the last gasp by what had been thirty years before the biggest selling luxury car in the United States, their annual make-over on a budget usually set aside for a door-handle design at General Motors was awkward.


The end

Studebaker-Packard pulled the Packard nameplate from the marketplace in 1959 to focus instead on its compact Lark. 1960 Studebaker Lark convertible was advertised extensivly; the airborne womens handkerchiefs mimicked the cars stylized lark in flight insignia. ...


In the Early 1960s, Studebaker-Packard was approached by French car maker Facel-Vega about the possibility rebadging the company's Facel-Vega Excellence sedan as a "Packard" for sale in North America. Daimler-Benz, which was under a distribution agreement with Studebaker-Packard, threatened to pull out of the 1958 marketing agreement, which would have cost Studebaker-Packard more in revenue than they could have made from the badge-engineered Packard. Facel logo Facel Vega was a French builder of luxury cars. ... Facel Vegas Excellence luxury sedan (1957-1964) closely emmulated the American ideal luxury car in its deatils and styling. ... Daimler-Benz AG was founded on May 1, 1924 by the merger of Benz & Cie. ...


Packard engines

Packard's engineering staff designed reliable, well-made engines. Packard offered a twelve-cylinder engine - the "Twin Six" - as well as a low-compression straight eight, but never a sixteen-cylinder engine. After WWII, they were one of the last US firms to produce a high-compression V-8 engine, the "352", named for its 352 in³ (5.8 L) displacement. Their "Ultramatic" automatic transmission was built in-house (unlike Ford). The transmission, although having some advantages over Buick's, also had its own deficiencies. Packard's last major development was the "Torsion-Level" suspension, a four-wheel torsion-bar suspension that balanced the car's height much like an air-bag suspension. Contempoarary American competitors had serious difficulties with this type of suspension and eventually stopped offering the option. Buick is a brand of automobile built in the United States, Canada, China and in Spain by General Motors Corporation. ...


Packard also made large aeronautical engines. See the articles on the Merlin engine and PT Boats for its contributions to the Allied victory in World War II The Merlin is an aircraft engine built during World War II by Rolls-Royce. ... PT boats in line astern. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Attempted Packard Resurrection

A new company bearing the Packard name, but having no legacy affiliation with the established Packard Motor Car Company or the Studebaker Corporation, attempted a started up of the Packard nameplate ca. 2000 and produced at least one prototype Packard, featuring a V12 engine. The prototype was shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in 2003. Despite public interest in the car, plans for the automobile haven't emerged, and its continued existence (and/or planned production) is undocumented as of March 2007. As of mid-May 2007, the company website is still in existence and notes that the company is for sale. The Pebble Beach Concours dElegance is an automotive charitable event held each year on the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California, considered the most prestigious event of its kind. ...


Packard automobile models

The Packard One-Ten (also One Ten and 110) was a range of six-cylinder automobiles produced by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan during the 1940 and 1941 model years. ... The Packard One-Twenty (also One Twenty and 120) was an automobile produced by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan from 1935 to 1937 and from 1939 through the 1941 model years. ... The Packard 180 was introduced in 1940 by the Packard Motor Car Company to replace the discontinued V-12 as their top-of-the-line luxury model. ... Packard advertising art for the 1951 Packard 200 Touring Sedan shows how stripped down the 200 line was. ... The Packard 300 was an automobile built and sold by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan for model years 1951 and 1952. ... 1955 magazine ad for the Packard Caribbean The Packard Caribbean was a halo vehicle produced by the Packard Motors Corporation of Detroit, Michigan during model years 1953 through 1956. ... Catalog image of the 1954 Packard Cavalier The Packard Cavalier was an automobile produced by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan during 1953 and 1954. ... In 1946, Packard applied Clipper styling to all its post-war models The Packard Clipper was a model of the Packard Motors Company from 1941 to 1954, and the Studebaker-Packard Corporation for 1955 and 1957. ... Packard Fifteenth Series Super Eight 1502 (1937) which once belonged to king Carol II of Romania. ... The Packard Executive was an automobile produced by the Packard-Clipper Division of the Studebaker-Packard Corporation in 1956. ... Promotional art of the 1955 Packard Four Hundred hard-top coupe Packard 400 1955 Packard 400 5580 1955 Packard 400 1956 Also see: Packard Patrician The Packard Four Hundred was an automobile built by the Studebaker-Packard Corporation of South Bend, Indiana during model years 1955 and 1956. ... 1958 Packard Hawk The Packard Hawk was one of a range of four models of automobile produced in the final year of Packard production. ... 1953 Packard Patrician photographed and used by the Packard Motors Company in its advertisements for the automobile model The Packard Patrician was an automobile built by the Studebaker-Packard Corporation of Detroit, Michigan, from model years 1951 through the 1954, and by the Studebaker-Packard Corporation of South Bend, Indiana... Advertising art for the Packard Station Sedan. ... 1958 Packard 2-door hardtop coupe The 1957 and 1958 Packard lineup of automobiles were, in actual fact, Studebakers: mildly restyled, rebadged and given slightly more luxurous interiors. ...

Body styles/misc. by tradename

1955 Packard Clipper Custom Constellation hard-top The Packard Clipper Constellation was a two-door hardtop automobile produced by the Studebaker-Packard Corporation in model years 1955 and 1956. ... Ultramatic was the trademarked name of Packard Motors Company automatic transmission introduced in 1950 and produced until 1956 at Packards Detroit, Michigan factory. ...

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Studebaker Corporation, or simply Studebaker, was a United States wagon and automobile manufacturer based in South Bend, Indiana. ...

Clients

Before 1953, the Toronto Transit Commission was called Toronto Transportation Commission. ...

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