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

$28,800

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

THE ESSENTIALS

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 602.245.7200 or email us at harry@classicpromenade.com.   This Packard is located in Paradise Valley, AZ 85253.

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

$28,800

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

$28,800

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 93

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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