1953 Packard Patrician, Restored, A/C, Gorgeous!

$24,800

Harry's Thoughts

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

THE ESSENTIALS

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 602.245.7200 or email us at harry@classicpromenade.com.

1953 Packard Patrician, Restored, A/C, Gorgeous!

$24,800

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Tom Lundquist
May 4, 2021

Automatic or Manual?

 
1953 Packard Patrician, Restored, A/C, Gorgeous!
1953 Packard Patrician, Restored, A/C, Gorgeous!

$24,800

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 92

Packard Patrician

Interesting Fact: The Packard Patrician was in production for six years from 1951 to 1956 and occurred in Detroit, Michigan. “Patrician” itself is actually based in Latin and means “ruling class”.   During these vehicles first generation, Packard attempted to use a numeric style of naming as they did with their previous vehicles; leading this…
Interesting Fact: The Packard Patrician was in production for six years from 1951 to 1956 and occurred in Detroit, Michigan. “Patrician” itself is actually based in Latin and means “ruling class”.   During these vehicles first generation, Packard attempted to use a numeric style of naming as they did with their previous vehicles; leading this model to be known as the Patrician 400. With a Packard Straight Eight engine, this model featured 150 brake horsepower and powerful performance. The original list price for this model was $3,662 which is equivalent to roughly $36,000 today.    The numeral nomenclature was dropped by the second generation, and the Patrician was officially Packard’s highest trim level. No major technological developments were added in subsequent years, and most of the design changes were aesthetic. This model is an instant classic that can be spotted by car lovers anywhere!  

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