Advertisement

Guilty Pleasure: Packardbaker!


1957 Packard Clipper

1957 Packard Clipper

Enlarge Photo
Have we really sunk so low as to pursue the twisted dream of Chevy Sprint Turbo ownership?

Of course! But sometimes one's Guilty Pleasure--the car you shouldn't want, but do want--can be a huge slab of classic American steel.

By "classic" we mean "old," because the weirdly restyled and Packard-badged Studebakers of the marque's final two model years have had more than a half-century to attract a large and devoted following… and you'll still find more rabid Hillman Minx fans than Packardbaker fans today.

After Packard bought Studebaker in 1953, it was clear that the non-Big Three American automakers were going to go down in flames if they didn't think of some new tricks fast. When no such tricks were forthcoming, the 1957 Packards ended up being just Studebaker Presidents with Packardized body lines.

The once-prestigious Packard name now means very little… but I still want a Packardbaker.

1957 Packard Clipper

1957 Packard Clipper

Enlarge Photo

Posted in:
Advertisement
 
Follow Us

 

Have an opinion?

  • Posting indicates you have read this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use
  • Notify me when there are more comments
Comment (1)
  1. but they became successful moving into Computers............... yes i jest !
     
    Post Reply
    Vote
    Bad stuff?

 

Have an opinion? Join the conversation!

Advertisement
Advertisement

Take Us With You!

 

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!
Advertisement

Research New Cars

Go!


 
© 2014 MotorAuthority. All Rights Reserved. MotorAuthority is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.