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Forum: ROAD TESTS 17th February 2019, 04:35 PM
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Posted By c107
Re: 1956 Cadillac V Packard

Probably the only pre war full classic drag race on youtube!

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Forum: ROAD TESTS 2nd February 2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By c107
Re: 1956 Cadillac V Packard

This article covers a 1935 Packard Super 8 Coupe. This was when Packard were at their best and if I could wave a magic wand and have a packard it would be one like this:
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Forum: ROAD TESTS 28th January 2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 38
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Posted By c107
Re: 1956 Cadillac V Packard

Looks like the plant is headed into forclosure again:

http://www.dailydetroit.com/2019/01/25/detroits-packard-plant-is-on-wayne-countys-2019-foreclosure-list/
Forum: ROAD TESTS 25th January 2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,402
Posted By c107
Re: 1956 Cadillac V Packard

Interesting article. I can see the allure of bringing the marque back but I suppose the number of people who remember it is quite small now.

The original Packards were really amazing cars and...
Forum: ROAD TESTS 25th January 2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,402
Posted By c107
Re: 1956 Cadillac V Packard

It is certainly striking, with that melted look that was popular in the period. Not sure I like it but it would have been unique.

How many did they make in the end?
Forum: ROAD TESTS 24th January 2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 38
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Posted By c107
Re: 1956 Cadillac V Packard

https://i.postimg.cc/ryhh6vNV/Dxo-V-XNU0-AERve-B.jpg (https://postimg.cc/t7xdWvcw)
Forum: ROAD TESTS 24th January 2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 38
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Posted By c107
Re: 1956 Cadillac V Packard

Since we were just discussing it, the bridge over E Grand Blvd in the old Packard plant collapsed yesterday.

This has been a source of local concern for years as scrappers have attempted to...
Forum: ROAD TESTS 5th January 2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,402
Posted By c107
Re: 1956 Cadillac V Packard

The Packard story is one Mercedes should study carefully. one of the ingredients of their downfall was cheapening their brand with lesser models. This of course wasn't the only reason, but it did...
Forum: ROAD TESTS 4th January 2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By c107
Re: 1956 Cadillac V Packard

I found a photo that shows the whole site to get a sense of the scale.




https://i.postimg.cc/YS6d39fh/Packard-Factory-cover-2.jpg (https://postimages.org/)
Forum: ROAD TESTS 4th January 2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By c107
Re: 1956 Cadillac V Packard

The Packard plant site is a 40 acre site quite close to the center of Detroit. Its one of those places that people from outside detroit think they can make money due to the proximity of the plant to...
Forum: ROAD TESTS 4th January 2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,402
Posted By c107
Re: 1956 Cadillac V Packard

As Motec Said, Packard basically stopped in the mid 50s (their name carried on for a bit).

what you might not know is the factory is still there in downtown detroit, basically derelict since...
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