1953 Packard Clipper Deluxe Touring Sedan
Link to over 100 hi-res photos: here
I have had this car for four years and it appears to have had a restoration done at some point, but I am not sure when. I have not been using the car lately and I am thinking it is time to move on, so here it is.
This car drives great and is mechanically sound. It has new brake shoes, wheel cylinders and hoses on all four wheels and a complete new exhaust system. It has been converted to a 12 volt system and everything works (lights, gauges, turn signals, etc.). It has air conditioning that is not original, but is functional. It has the original Thunderbolt straight eight cylinder engine and automatic transmission, both work great. New tires, plugs and belts. The only issue under the hood that I know of is a leaking exhaust gasket that ticks a bit when the engine warms up. The engine burns or leaks zero oil. The original pedal starting switch has been converted to a turn key/push button. Power steering works great but leaks a little, not a major concern. A great running car.
Some other good things are that the car has an excellent frame, floor pans (few rust spots) and trunk pan, they are really in great shape. I have replaced the dog dish hubcaps/trim rings with the stainless hubcaps because the dog dishes started to rust. I will honestly try to explain what I know about the car, so on to some known issues. There is some rust beginning to bubble above the rear tires and at the bottom of the doors. There is also one spot on the passenger side under the rear window. The bumpers are pealing and rust in spots. The rust is not from being on the coast because it was just here three years and the frame is fine. The trunk lock and the hood ornament are pitted. I tried to show all of the spots in the pictures contained in the link. The rubber on the door windows will need to be replaced soon. That is really all the bad. This is and has been a driver, so it is not a show car, it has dings here and there and the carpet is worn. It is a fun car to drive and it gets a lot of attention. Hit me up if you have any questions.

Used Year: 1953
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 266221069 Mileage: 91000
Number of Cylinders: 8 Make: Packard
Transmission: Automatic Model: Clipper
Body Type: Sedan Engine: 327 Thunderbolt Straight 8
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty Drive Type: RWD
Vehicle Title: Clear Fuel Type: Gasoline
Exterior Color: Blue For Sale By: Private Seller
Interior Color: Blue

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