1954 Packard Patrician, 23k Documented Miles, Older Restoration, Gorgeous!

This is a wonderful example of a low mileage well-loved top-of-the-line Packard.   It is an extraordinarily well documented 22,980 mile car that has been restored as needed over the years.  This motorcar comes complete with documentation since new, including a stack of invoices, copies of previous titles, etc.  Please look  carefully though the 97 photos in the gallery.

This Packard was sold new at Economy Motors, Inc. in Joliet, Illinois on August 31, 1954.  It was sold to Joe Kozlowski on an installment sale.  The total purchase was $4,474 and Joe put down $3,250!  The original sales contract is included along with all the ownership details.

The Packard stayed in Illinois until 1992 when it was sold by Robert Nystrom to Kenneth Wallace in Paradise Valley, AZ.  It had accumulated 20,700 miles. 

It is gorgeous in Meridian Blue Metallic.  The paintwork was beautifully done.  There are several little chips in the paint that we have not touched up.  The chrome is equally beautiful with a few areas that will need tending to.  Overall, this is a gorgeous, elegant Patrician and will make a fabulous tour car that can easily be shown. 

In 1995 the engine was completely professionally rebuilt and all receipts for parts, machining and labor.  The interior was reupholstered in 1996, including the trunk.  In 1995, the front end was rebuilt due to age along with resealing the transmission and oil seals (the engine doesn’t leak!). 

In about 2006 the Packard was sold to settle a debt between two parties in Arizona.  The motorcar was given to the new owner who passed away shortly thereafter.  The Packard then sat until a few months ago when we bought it, had it thoroughly serviced and “de-mothballed”. 

Items we’ve tended to included ($6,000 of restoration receipts):

  • ·         New Coker Classic radials
  • ·         Rebuilt carburetor, starter, etc.
  • ·         New mechanical fuel pump and electrical back-up
  • ·         Complete full tune-up, including wires, distributor, rotor, etc.
  • ·         New brake lines, master cylinder
  • ·         Valve adjustment

The Packard is now ready for sale.  This Packard drives beautifully and feels solid and confident as one would expect from such a low mileage example.  The radio, all gauges (except fuel sending unit and clock) work.   Again, we invite you to go through the 97 high resolution photos in the photo gallery.  We also invite personal or professional inspections.

More details will be added.  For more information, please call Harry at 951.901.5088 or email us at harry@classicpromenade.com.   This Packard is located in Paradise Valley, AZ 85253.

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