1955 Packard Patrician Runs well only 58,000 miles NO RESERVE AUCTION
- Condition: Used
- Make: Packard
- Model: Patrician
- Type: Sedan
- Trim: Base Sedan 4-Door
- Year: 1955
- Mileage: 58,000
- VIN: 55823503
- Engine size: 8 Cyl
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Brakes, Power Windows, Power Seats
- Fuel: GAS
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: U/K
- Safety options: Seatbelts
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1955 Packard Patrician
No Reserve AuctionEnding Sunday February 14th at 9:00 PM Eastern, :00 PM Pacific.
Up for auctionis my 1955 Packard Patrician 4 Door Sedan with only 58,000 miles on it, cylinder engine, eighs 4,275 pounds. Transferable registration is clear and in my name, ave owned it for 10+ years. Since purchase I have installed seat belts so I could ride with my kids (drove locally to countless baseball games) andreplaced the exhaust in addition to normal maintenance, rake pads, il changes etc.Still runs great, tarts right up and handles smoothly. Perfect car for a restoration project, r to own and drive as is.
Took a video while driving the car just the other day on Sunday January 31st, 2016 that day's paper is shown in video to verify date https://youtu.be/NjrLYFXppEI and https://youtu.be/zu_U0CDMugw My apologies for the quality of the videos and excessive background noise. Hard to hold a camera in one hand and put the car in gear and drive with the other, nd unfortunately the microphone makes the slightest movement sound like a wind tunnel.Between the video,the pictures and the description below I've tried to cover everything I can think of.Additional photos (54 total) I took inthe Fallare available athttp://s725.photobucket.com/user/smcci77/library/Packard?sort=9&page=1and I will be happy torespond as best I can to any questions prior to auction end.
Car has power windows,power brakes, ower steering, ower antenna, ower leveling system. Pretty modern for a60 year old car. Car came witha factory self leveling suspension which was a big deal in 1955. Previous owner installed a lever underdash to control leveling manually instead of original automated system,can be removed. Helps to lower and raisetheback of the car if you have more or less passengers for a smoother ride according to a Packard Brochure Iread when I boughtthe car.Very little rust on car besides floor board in front (surface, ot through) and front bumper. Even the tail pipe section under back taillights and chrome around headlights arein good shape,known to beproblem spots on these Packards.
What needs to be fixedto drive right away? For menothingas I'm used to driving it as is,startsright up and drives well,but I'd suggest replacing the brake booster if nothing else. Saw the part in Hemmings for $250a little while ago. Worth adding for better braking as you get used to the car. If you are buying the car and planning to do afull restoration, nd this is a perfect car for that, ou'll need a new vinyl dash, eadliner, ight window pane (line crack as seen in pix),carpet,antenna, ix power window on driver side (believe it is missing one link), nags at 80% up, utcloses 100% with a little help past that one spot, atch front seat or reupholster,fix the gear selector (car shifts in and out of gears fine, elector on dash doesn't line up withgear. Mechanic believes a piece broke off in selector, ut I never bothered to have it taken apart and adjusted.), replace windshield wiper tubing and blades,paint and tires.Parts are readily available in Hemmings Magazine, nline through Kanter and many other places so it isn't like some cars that make it impossible to find what you need for restoration.
Auction is open to all bidders with positive feedback. If transporting the car is a concern: There are manycompaniesyou can hire that ship cars worldwide and I will be available to load the carup with any vehicle transportcompany you contract withif needed.
A$500 paypal deposit is requiredwithin 48 hours of auction close. Balance payable within 14 days of auction end by money order, ire transfer, ertified check or cashif picking up in person.