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Posted By: David Holcombe
Posted On: Friday June 19, 2020 at 10:58 PM
Is the Packard Hawk the Ugliest American car? (pics)

As Packard was dying under Studebaker's debts, they tried a final farewell, modifying Studebaker's Golden Hawk with attributes that suggested a continuation of Packard ideals. Fewer than 600 were produced, and Packard production ended forever.
Our colleagues over on Forum 24 have been choosing the best and worst looking cars of the last few decades, and several chose this Packard last gasp for the negative. I've seen a few of the 1:1 version, and I kind of like that fiberglass front end. And I really like my 1:43 version, too. Or maybe it's just that I still miss seeing those big, silent Packards glide by.

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Is the Packard Hawk the Ugliest American car? (pics) by David Holcombe #28271
This one is a candidate for least attractive model IMO. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #28271.1
Packard was a name for a stately looking car not a two door that by Don Anderson #28271.2
Wow what a great model. (EOM) by Shel Platt #28271.3
The Packard name will last to eternity....(pics) by Raymond Paszkiewicz #28271.4
The problem with Packard was their post war designs by Jay Golan #28271.4.1
Richard Nosker has it right....NO money...(pics). by Raymond Paszkiewicz #28271.4.2
Ray - did you mean Matrix Station Sedan? Not aware Neo made one. by Harvey Goranson #28271.4.2.1
Harvey, You are right. I didn't go look, just from memory. Thanks for correcting that. (EOM) by Raymond Paszkiewicz #28271.
No, that title belongs to the Aztek. (EOM) by Lloyd Mecca #28271.5
Lloyd, I was a Pontiac mechanic (or dealership technician) when Pontiac axed the Trans Am, by BenD Lampson #28271.5.1
Absolutely agree 100% with Lloyd on this one. (EOM) by Harvey Goranson #28271.5.2
Ditto! (EOM) by Curtis Parisi #28271.5.2.1
I don't think we can blame the designers for what happened here. by Richard Nosker #28271.6
A primary point, RIchard. I often wonder how the '58 Packard Hawk would look... by John Kuvakas #28271.6.1
The '58 Packard 2door hardtop (pic) by David Holcombe #28271.6.1.1
Esval has one in the works. (EOM) by John Kuvakas #28271.
Thanks. I'll be watching for it. (EOM) by David Holcombe #28271.

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