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Old 25th January 2019, 07:26 AM
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Someone decided to revive the name in the 90s.
What do you guys think?

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?
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More on this:
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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 I got the chance to see some of them when I lived in the USA.

http://www.classicjalopy.com/2017/06...-meadow-brook/

http://www.classicjalopy.com/2018/07...ce-of-america/
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Way cool cars!! Getting bumpers like that re chromed costs a fortune if you can find anyone that can still do it properly...
I had a bit of a query with some restorers of American cars not all that long ago. It was suggested that I seek their advice as to the best Re-chromers in the Sydney and NSW areas for some Rover Coupe rear bumper bars that I wanted to get done. It turns out that these people get all their chroming done in the States - well, they simply purchase whatever they want already chromed. It is meant to be far cheaper, even after cost of postage etc.

I was quoted $750.00 plus repairs for each bar and decided to go on with it. Regards Styria
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Hi Bryce, those Concours Classics as featured in your jalopy blogs are simply amazing. I can't even begin to tell you how beautiful some of those cars are. As I have hinted from time to time, I wish that I was young enough, and rich enough, to become involved with the American cars of the late '40s, '50s and '60s.

Geoff, the video on the Cadillac and Packard is fabulous. It is now part of my 2500 plus collection of videos on my PC system. Regards Styria
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When looking at the Packard story we should also remember their role in developing the Liberty range of aircraft engines , some versions of which powered ww2 PT boats and also the manufacture under licence of the Rolls Royce Merlin engine during ww2. Regards Mark.
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Was sold by RM's about 2 years ago at auction Michel
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The Packard plants iconic bridge collapsed on Wednesday https://www-foxnews-com.cdn.ampproje...ses-in-detroit
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Michel, I really like it. Such an unusual shape, but it does remind me a little of some current Bentley and Rolls Royce models. The highish aspect of the grille could be improved a little - otherwise, O.K. Regards Styria
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Was sold by RM's about 2 years ago at auction Michel
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Michel $143000 https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/S...ototype/181083
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Still sad about Bridge collapse at the old factory this last week
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Still sad about Bridge collapse at the old factory this last week
Looks like the plant is headed into forclosure again:

http://www.dailydetroit.com/2019/01/...eclosure-list/
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Bugger about Packard plant
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It'll be more of a bugger if you don't come to the GTG in February young fellow.
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