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Poll results: '58 Packard Hawk or '58 Packard Starlight?
Voter(s): 17
Poll is closed Nov 22, 2021
'58 Packard Hawk  -  votes: 7 / 41.2%
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41.2%
'58 Packard Starlight  -  votes: 5 / 29.4%
5
29.4%
Tie  -  votes: 0 / 0%
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0%
Sorry, no interest in this selection.  -  votes: 5 / 29.4%
5
29.4%

Poll: Which Packard? (11/8/2021)


John Bono
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'58 Hawk or '58 Starlight?

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1958 Packard Hawk 4
1958 Packard Starlight Hardtop 2

 

 

 


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George Schire
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These two cars represent perfectly why Packard went bye-bye.  I voted NO INTEREST in either one.  A sad ending to a once great marque.  

George Schire
Oakdale, Minnesota


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Ed Glorius
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Yikes to both, but I voted Starlight because it's the wonkier of the pair.

Retired in Dunedin, Florida.


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Frank Reed
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I went with the catfish looking Hawk, single headlights,  done much nicer by Studebaker. 

Frank Reed
Chesapeake, VA


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Moe Parr
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I'll vote for the Packardbaker Starlight.


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David Holcombe
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Since both were Studebakers with a few exterior panels replaced, perhaps we should be looking at the interiors?  The Hawk was a beautiful design dating to the 1953 Studebaker, and these Packard touches made it look different, but not much.  The Starlight wasn't as successful an adaptation.


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Jack Dodds
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The Starlight is slightly less hideous looking.  These cars are hard to look at....what could they possibly have been thinking?


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Brush
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Never had interest in either Packard or Studebaker styling.


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John Napoli
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I went with the 58 Hawk, only because it reminds me of the 55–57 T-Birds.  To me the front of the store light looks like a 62 Corvette and for some reason it just looks really big for the design, maybe it’s the fins. 


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Bob Jackman
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Wow John we sure see things differently. I have owned a 55,56 and 57 T-Bird and don't see even the slightest resemblance to the Hawk and I own a 61 Corvette, which is identical to the 62, and don't see a resemblance from it to the Starlight. Oh well that's what makes us different. In the end we vote for the Hawk.


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Larry kemling
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like George I voted no interest as packard styling to my eyes died in the early 1940s with the death of the traditional radiator shell.


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John Bono
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Not a fan of either, the the Hawk is more to my liking.


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