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Packard was one of the oldest automakers in the United States, which began producing cars in the 19th century. The first Packard car was launched on November 6, 1899.
The founder of the company was a graduate engineer James Ward Packard.
The most interesting thing is that initially the company was called Ohio Automobile Company and only in 1902 received the name of the founder of the company - Packard Motor Car Company.
Packard chose for himself a niche of prestigious cars in which he was until the termination of his activities.
The first cars of the brand were sold in the United States at a price above $ 2,000. While the bulk of the companies sold their products at prices up to $ 1,000.
Studebaker's management forged the accounting department of the company, and when the company came under the control of Packard, the management faced huge debts, which there was nothing to repay. Packard was rapidly slipping into bankruptcy.
The last attempt to resuscitate the company was made in 1956. Then there was a new generation of the Packard Clipper model.
In 1958, Packard stopped producing conventional cars.
Lenders took everything from the company except the name, but this also made it possible to survive until 1966.