American Wagon Power: The Final Packard Wagons

The soon-to-be history Packard brand was already in the hands of the soon-to-be history Studebaker brand by the time the 1957 and 1958 "Packardbakers" were produced. Based on the Studebaker President, the Packard name was retained in the hopes of building a luxury Packard line in the future. Money was tight, so most of the styling is done rather cheaply and in a way that made them merely nice Studebakers. Given their lack of popularity, the models are quite rare. Among the most rare is the station wagon.

American Wagon Power: The Final Packard Wagons

In 1958, just 158 of the wagons were produced making the remaining ones some of the most collectible Packards/Studebakers. We once called this car uglier than the Aztek, but it has a certain niche appeal. [The Studebaker Page]