During the early 1930s, Studebaker was hit hard by the Great Depression and in March 1933 it was forced into bankruptcy. In December 1963, Studebaker shuttered its South Bend plant, ending the production of its cars and trucks in America.
Pontiac The Pontiac straight-8 engine is an inline eight-cylinder automobile engine produced by Pontiac from 1933 to 1954. Introduced in the fall of 1932 for the 1933 models, it was Pontiac's most powerful engine at the time and the least expensive eight-cylinder engine built by an American automotive manufacturer.
Data based on 36 auction sales. note: The images shown are representations of the 1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight and not necessarily vehicles that have been bought or sold at auction. Packard Models.
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Data based on 31 auction sales. note: The images shown are representations of the 1937 Packard One Twenty and not necessarily vehicles that have been bought or sold at auction. Packard Models.
In 1956, Packard-Studebaker's then-president, James Nance, made the decision to suspend Packard's manufacturing operations in Detroit. Though the company would continue to manufacture cars in South Bend, Indiana, until 1958, the final model produced on June 25, 1956, is considered the last true Packard.
Perhaps not surprisingly, two marques have the highest survival numbers in the club--Packard and Cadillac. Packards account for 26.4 percent of the club's total, with 1,927 cars listed in the roster. Close behind is Cadillac, with 1,414 automobiles or 19.4 percent of the club's total automobiles.