1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper 356ci Inline-8 Coupe Restored Video
Price: US $30,601.01 Item location: Dallas, Texas, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Packard
- Model: Custom Super Clipper
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Coupe
- Year: 1947
- Mileage: 74,114
- VIN: 21252527
- Color: Blue
- Engine size: 356Ci Inline-8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Blue
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper
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1947 Packard Super Custom Clipper
Texas Classic Cars Of DallasClassic & Special Interest Automobile Consignment & Sales
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Dave at 214-213-7072 or Maris at 214-616-2317
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356-Cubic-Inch Straight EightNine-Main-Bearing Crankshaft And Hydraulic Valve Lifters
3-Speed Column ShiftW/Overdrive
Full Size Spare Tire
Front & Rear Seat Belts
AM/FM RadioW/ MP3 Connector
Rear Fold Down Armrest
Original Packard WheelsW White Wall Tires
Fewer Than 600 BuiltAnd Only 17 Left
Texas Classic Cars Of Dallas is proud to showcase this award wining pristine condition 1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper Coupe,This is the top of the line Packard, nd according to the roster keepers, ne of 17 remaining examples. This beautiful Packard was purchased in California two years ago and has been meticulously serviced and maintained, t was previously owned by Classic Car Club of America members for the past 40 years as shown in pictures it has been awarded its senior badge which is placed on the right side of the car.
This Packard comes with extensive documentation of the work done on it during the past four decades.This Custom Series used Packard's largest straight eight- 356 cubic inch, 65 horsepower, hich made it the fastest production car available after the war.With its three-speed column shift and overdriv, his Packard cruises quietly and smoothly at 70 mph+. It has extremely light steering and handles great for it size.Senior Packard Came equipped with electric wipers, nusual for the forties.
One of the prior ownershad the Primary restoration done in the early 80's, he interior, xterior, as, chrome, uspension were all done at that time.The interior was authentically reproduced, ncluding the unique fore to aft headliner seams available only on the Custom Series. The owner after that had the engine completely rebuilt at Custom Auto in Santa Ana, ell known for their work in Packard's.
The Radio has been converted to AM/FM with an mp3 plug-in connector, hich has been coiled up behind the dash, t has cooling fans installed with a toggle switch under the dash but not connected, he clock has also been converted to quartz operation. It had a full sand down to metal and respray in 2000, t that time the transmission and overdrive units were also rebuilt. The brake system also went through a complete rebuild in 2014, nd the fuel pum, arburetor, gnition system, nd right front shockwere also replaced at that time. The defroster and under seat heater have both been restored to full functionality.
This great looking Packard is featured in the Packard club magazine, he Packard Cormorant (issue 66). This is a beautiful example of an extremely rare car and will surely not last in our showroom, t is a very reliable and a please to drive, ome check this beauty out, nd take her for a cruise, nd being known as the fastest production car in 1947, ou won't have anyproblem taking her on the freeway. She'll cruise at up to 80 mph with ease.
The Packard Clipper is an automobile which was built by the Packard Motor Car Company (and by the later Studebaker-Packard Corporation) for models years 1941 to 1942, 946 to 1947 and 1953 to 1957. For 1956 only, lipper was classified as a stand-alone marque. The Clipper was introduced in April, 941, s a mid-model year entry and it was available only as a four-door sedan.In 1946–47 the numerical designations were dropped and the line consisted of Clipper Sixes and Eights on the 120-inch (3,000 mm) wheelbase and Supers and Custom Supers on the 127-inch (3,200 mm) wheelbase.
For the first time there were now seven-passenger sedans and limousines, iding a 148-inch (3,800 mm) wheelbase. For their type, hese "professional Packards"enjoyed success. They compare with Cadillac's 1946–47 Seventy-five, eating it not only be 15 horsepower (11 kW) but by a foot of wheelbase, et selling for about the same $4,500–$5,000. Counting several thousand bare chassis supplied to commercial body manufacturers, he Seventy-five outsold the long wheelbase Clipper; but for finished cars from the factory, roduction was about 3,100 cars each for 1946–47 combined.
The postwar economy proved the experts wrong. It was healthy and many materials, otably sheet steel, ere in short supply.Workers who would never have struck during the war, ow demanded more money, nd so the automakers and their suppliers endured a series of costly strikes. These factors, f course, trangled production. At the same time, mericans had money jingling in their pockets, nd were willing to spend freely to acquire most anything—especially new cars. Packard could not produce cars in the numbers intended, nd it was selling the less profitable junior-series models.The long-wheelbase (147-inch) Clipper seven-passenger sedan and limousine were competitive with Cadillac and the low-volume Chrysler Crown Imperial, n the first two postwar years. Likewise, mong owner-driver models, ackard had Cadillac neatly bracketed.
The Cadillac Sixty-two sedan and coupe started around $2,300 in 1946—about the same price as the Super Clipper. Against Cadillac's $3,100 Sixty Special, hich came only as a four-door sedan, ackard offered the more sumptuously trimmed Custom Super Clipper sedan or coupe for about the same money. The 1946–47 Cadillac Series 62 and 60 Special outsold the concurrent Packard Super and Custom Super Clipper three to one.Almost immediately after production got rolling in 1945, ackard needed to change their market from medium priced to anything on wheels, urthermore, here was no change in market orientation, till rooted firmly in the medium price field and in 1948, enior Packard production dwindled from 20 percent to 11 percent of total production, railing Cadillac by tens of thousands. Packard, asically handed the luxury car market to Cadillac on a silver platter.
This magnificent Packard is truly a collector piece.
The interior of this Packard is exceptional.
We would like to thank the Dallas Love Field Frontiers of Flight for their unique location used at many of our photo shoots.Be sure to visit this historical museum if you find yourself in the Dallas, exas area.Texas Classic Cars of Dallas' showroom is located only minutes away.
Thank you for viewing our ad andfor further question feel free to contact Dave at 214-213-7072 or Maris at 214-616-2317
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