October 23, 2015 1:37pm
It was a sad thing when Packard and Studebaker shut down. Both car companies merged together to see if they could increase production because Ford and GM were pumping out thousands of a cars a month. If Ford or Gm had bought packard and Studebaker to make them part of their division in their line up, I believe both Packard and Studebaker would still be around. Packard had only produced 100,000 cars a year and they did not have the resorces or marketing and they thought merging with Studebaker that they could be more stable and keep up with Ford and GM. Hudson and Nash merged together and formed American Motors leaving the other two in the dark. We can still enjoy these wonderful cars to this very day and they will never die.