Saturday, January 19, 2013

Packards - With A Little Help From Our Friends

What if Lincoln, Chrysler, Cadillac, and AMC Had Designed the 1957 Packard?

From "The Daily Drive - Consumer Guide®

1957 Packard Imperious

The year 1956 marked the last hurrah for the “real” Packard. After that, Studebaker tried (somewhat successfully) to turn a Studebaker President into a Packard, but it was too little (literally!) too late.

There are stories of S-P trying to purchase 1956 Lincoln bodies from Ford to turn into Packards, but that idea died on the vine. What if S-P had purchased bodies from Lincoln, Chrysler, Cadillac, or even AMC and then found enough cash to make some sheetmetal and detail changes? Here’s what I think could have been the result.

Be sure to click the "Daily Drive's" link at the top of the page to see more Packards based on Cadillacs, Lincolns, Chryslers and even AMC cars.