We are pleased to offer on consignment one of the nicest restored 1953 Patricians available. This Packard benefited from a complete restoration in about 2000. When completed most would have considered the Packard to be too nice for touring. The restoration was a no expense spared restoration using top restoration experts in Southern California. After completion, Ray and Vickie Lawrence toured throughout the Southwestern US with the AACA and CHVA as well as participating in Packard Club events. Ray has since passed and the Packard is now available to show and tour by its next owner.
The Packard has been painted in elegant Astral Blue metallic by one of Southern California’s leading restoration shops, Hjeltness Restoration in Escondido, Ca. The chrome was all replated by the best chrome shop in Southern California, Christensen Plating in Los Angeles at a costs of many thousands of dollars. Although the restoration was performed in about 2000, there are literally over one hundred receipts for fastidious maintenance to ensure that this Packard was always ready for the next tour.
The interior is spectacular and has been completely refinished with LeBaron and Bonney Co. wool broadcloth. The Blue and Gray two tone is very handsome and reminds one of a gentleman’s lounge. The dashboard is painted in Blue Gray enamel and looks stunning. There are a few minor chips in the paint of the dashboard that should be touched up and the carpet could use new mats.
The Patrician rides on Coker wide white wall radials that were installed in 2004 with the odometer reading 98,000.
In October of 2010 Mr. Lawrence had the engine completely rebuilt, including magnafluxing the block and crank, all new bearings, deluxe master engine rebuild kit, valve job, etc. The Patrician has only test miles since. The brakes were rebuilt in 2006, including the master cylinder. In preparation for sale we have installed a new rebuilt carburetor and fuel pump. Although the Patrician would benefit from additional sorting out after sitting for a year, this is one of the nicest and most beautiful 1953 Patricians available and is available at a fraction of the cost to replace it.
For more details call Harry at 951-901-5088 or email us at email@example.com.