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Posted By: Raymond Paszkiewicz
Posted On: Saturday June 20, 2020 at 2:19 AM
The Packard name will last to eternity....(pics)
I for one have always liked the 1957 and 1958 Packards. I have a Red Frobly 1958 Hawk model, plus the Brooklin 1957 Clipper sedan.
Have you ever seen one of these cars in person? enclosed are some photos from my files, that show these cars at their best.
I drove a new 1957 Supercharged Packard Clipper right off the showroom floor. It had the 289 Studebaker engine, Twin Traction and it was fast. I'd take one any day.
I;m not saying they were beautiful, but they were not ugly. Look one over at a car show, you may change your mind.
My favorite Packard's are the 1940 to 1942 Custom 180 Convertible Victoria's and Sedans by Darrin, and the 1941 to 1947 Super Custom Clipper sedans and club sedans.

VICTORY 1942 Packard Custom 180 Convertible Victoria by Darrin

VICTORY 1942 Packard Custom 180 Convertible Victoria by Darrin

CMF 1947 Packard Super Custom Clipper Club Sedan
CMF same as above

1957 Packard Clipper SC 289V8 sedan

1957 Packard as above, rear

1957 Packard Clipper station wagon

1958 Packard 2 dr hardtop (no SC in sedan & hardtop)

1958 Packard as above

1958 Packard from the rear

1958 Packard Hawk with SC 289 V8

1958 Hawk as above

Everyone has likes and dislikes, but these are not ugly cars. See a fully restored one in person, and you will be impressed.

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Message thread:

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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