1957 Packard Clipper
"Studebaker-Packard introduces the new age of functional elegance!"
Here we have a beautiful 1957 Packard Clipper with only 60k miles. It is a wonderful combination of original and restored. Great original color combination of Lilac and Arctic White. This would be a very nice car for all your cruise night events, local car shows, or just own/drive for fun! This car will be a treasure for your family to own for years to come and a great investment too!
The end of Packard:
Packard and Studebaker merged in 1955, and although they continued to build Packard automobiles in Michigan through the end of 1956; as a cost saving measure, the company decided to move Packard to South Bend, IN where the Studebaker automobiles were built. Rumor has it, the original 1957 Packard design model would not fit on the assembly line in South Bend ... Therefore, the 1957 Packard Clipper was a badge-engineered automobile built off a Studebaker President chassis. Packard modifications included finned rear fenders, a special rear wheel panel treatment and more elaborate trim. The Packard name appears in individual block letters on the front of the hood. A Clipper script was placed on the rear fenders. Packard and Clipper scripts were also affixed to the deck or station wagon tailgate. The hood was modified for a 1955 Packard hood ornament and gauges were used from the 1956 Packard models. The traditional Clipper "Ships Wheel" medallion decorated the grille and the rear of the cars. Side trim distinctive to the Packard Clipper consisted of a wide, grooved bright metal band extending the entire length of the car and across the tailgate on the station wagon. Standard equipment included modified 1956 Clipper chrome wheel discs, chrome drip molding, two speed electric wipers, turn signals, back-up lights, front bumper guards, padded dashboard, deep-dish steering wheel, electric clock, cigar lighter, glovebox lamp, front & rear carpeting.