1946 Packard, Clipper Deluxe

Club Sedan, Rare Fastback, CA car since new, 288 cu in, Rare!

$21,800

Harry's Thoughts

This is a very nice example that is sure to help make its new caretaker many happy memories!

THE ESSENTIALS

SOLD to Pasadena, CA!! This is a very rare California rust-free 1946 Packard Clipper Deluxe Club Sedan.

We love the sexy and sleek styling of the Club Sedans. And this one is painted in a very striking two-tone of Laguna Maroon metallic complimented with a French Gray metallic on the upper section. We especially love the skirted fenders and the sun visor. Giving this the classic Packard look for the post-War period.

Most of the chrome has been re-plated and looks great. The two rear bumper wings could benefit from re-plating, otherwise the cosmetics are very nice. This is really a tour car that would be welcomed at most all car shows and regional concours events. But it is not meant to be a show car. This is a nice driving Packard that is meant to be driven and enjoyed. The odometer is showing 30,000 miles.

This was sold new in 1946 in Los Angeles by the famous Earl C Anthony dealership. It stayed in California through its life until we purchased it a few months ago. The previous owners restored much of the car, rebuilding the 288 cu in straight eight and doing a cosmetic restoration.

The interior is done very well in modern gray materials. The look is great and it is very practical for touring and use. For show it is not the correct wool broadcloth, but no one but a Packard guru would likely know the difference anyway! The door surrounds are still in the original form and need to be refinished, most likely in the body color (similar to the dashboard). These are incredibly rare, especially the Club Sedans.

More details will be coming. The Packard is in our Phoenix showroom and is available for inspection. For more information, please call or text Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or email us at harry@classicpromenade.com.

1946 Packard, Clipper Deluxe

$21,800

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER NAME
LOCATION USA
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1946 Packard, Clipper Deluxe
1946 Packard, Clipper Deluxe

$21,800

Private Sales
VIN 1615-2406
BODY STYLE Coupe
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 30,000
GEARBOX Mannual
DOORS 2
EXT COLOR Red
YEAR 1946
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
Specification
ENGINE SIZE 288 cu in.0 L
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 38

Packard Clipper Series

Interesting Fact: The Packard Clipper Series is a vehicle that was produced during three time periods: 1941-1942, 1946-1947, and 1953-1957. Name after a sailing ship, the Clipper Series was a stand-alone model that fit into the mid-price American automobile field.   Ironically, the Clipper Series had horrible timing when it was first released given the…
Interesting Fact: The Packard Clipper Series is a vehicle that was produced during three time periods: 1941-1942, 1946-1947, and 1953-1957. Name after a sailing ship, the Clipper Series was a stand-alone model that fit into the mid-price American automobile field.   Ironically, the Clipper Series had horrible timing when it was first released given the start of the second World War. Only 16,600 units were produced before Packard began to focus on building parts for the war effort. Despite this, the Clipper Series bounced back in the later years of its production with a new stylized build and a powerful engine that allowed the vehicle to go between 70 and 100 miles per hour.   By the time the last year of production rolled around, the Clipper Series began to introduce variants such as the Clipper Deluxe and Super which were four-door models. The Clipper name was discontinued in 1958, but a few vehicles produced after the fact were given the nameplate regardless. The entire series was fraught with bad timing, which makes this classic car a rare find for any car lover!  

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