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1958 Packard 4-door sedan--Excellent condition--Pennsylvania


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A month ago I saw this 1958 Packard 4-door sedan

for sale in the car corral accompanying an antique-car

auction.  It appeared to be in excellent condition.

The interior was also excellent, with only very slight wear,

and I believe it is original.  (A replaced interior would

look newer.)

 

The auction was the Central Pennsylvania Auto Auction

in Lock Haven, Pa. in July.  The asking price of $12,500

seemed realistic.  And the phone number written on the

windshield was 607-731-9558.

 

I took only 4 pictures, all of the exterior.  I didn't see the

engine or scrutinize the car closely.  But this is a seldom-seen

and unusual model which might be worth looking into:

 

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The asking price is about the top of the range for those South Bend Packards.  But, if the car checks out to be largely rust-free or properly restored and all functional systems in good order, buying the best example you can find for the price is the most cost-affective way to have one.  Thanks for posting this, John.  I'm sure it will turn up for sale again.

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The "fins" on this Packard remind me of those on the '57 Dodge.  They seem so similar, especially when viewed strictly from the rear of the car.  I think Duncan McRae was the lead designer at Packard during the last years.  I wonder if he was thinking about Exner's Mopar designs when he came up with the Packard fins?

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The car wasn't auctioned;  it was for sale in the

car corral.  Unless there's a big demand for 1958

Packards, it's probably still for sale.

 

8 hours ago, plymouthcranbrook said:

I saw one in person several years ago at I think an AMC homecoming in Kenosha, Wi.  In person much more attractive than in pictures,  So different(like an Edsel) it grows on you.

 

And I agree that it was somehow more attractive in person.

 

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