1952 Packard Wayfair Coupe
- Make: Packard
- Model: 250
- SubModel: 250
- Type: Coupe
- Year: 1952
- Mileage: 74,000
- Color: Ivory and Black
- Engine size: 327 Thunderbolt
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Ivory and Black
- Safety options: seat belts and air ride
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1952 Packard 250
Selling my 1952 Packard May Fair Hardtop Coupe. This car was a birthday present two years ago.
All I can tell you about the car is that it was restored four years ago by a Packard expert for a driver.
The car had just over 70k on it when the body was removed and the frame and all suspension and various parts were powder coated black… All other parts were Cadmium plated like hinges and nuts and bolts along withnumerous misc. pieces.
On the underside the body and frame are like new with a very light coat of black sealer.
The suspension has all new rubber and rubber grommets…the leaf springs were all re arched and the car has Air Ride and a700R4 overdrive automatic transmission and was converted to 12 volts.
The Ivory and Black paintis perfect…no chips, dings or scratches or scuffs. Nearly all the chrome and stainless were re plated and polished without dings dents or scratches.
The tires are new radials and the white walls do not have any curb scuffs. The custom brakes work perfectly and all the brake and gas lines are new. The interior and headliner and dash are near perfect with no wear. The floors were sound sealed with new carpet that shows no wear. The upholstery inside the car and trunk is near perfect.
All lights turn signals and gauges work perfectly, but the radio was never converted to 12 volts.
The car runs and idles like a watch and the 700R4 transmission shift perfectly…but after sitting for several weeks, the car will not start. A local mechanic and friends say it’s the carburetor or timing.
I do not want to spend time and money to get car running and have no room for such a large car.
So, I am listing AS IS with No warranty of any kind or any funds set aside for any issues of any kind.
Please provide a $1,000. (One thousand US dollars), nonrefundable deposit within 24 hours of auction end.
Come and see the car and bid on it knowing it will need some work…but well worth it.
Please ask all questions before bidding…better yet, take the time to come see the car or have an expert verify quality of this car. If you want any additional photos, please do not hesitate to ask.
On Nov-07-16 at 08:38:10 PST, seller added the following information:
Answer to questions:
Yes the clock works and all the interior vanity lights all work.
Yes the car has the rear Fender Skirts...theyare Painted to match the carand ready to install. I forgot about them.
The Brown Folder containsinformation about the 700R4Transmission Adapter andmanualsregarding the ride control system, the factory wire loom, Fuel pump, carburetor etc etc.
Only the body and inner fenders received very light black sealer...the frame is gloss black by a process called powder coating...so were all the suspension parts and brakes and engine compartment apron etc.
All the hinges and silvernuts and bolts are Plated NOT painted. Even the lug nut bolts were plated cadmium.
The dash is in excellent condition and you can see the ride control adjustment gauge mounted under the dash. Everything else is located in the corner of the trunk.
All the literature is Original Not new publications. The service manual contains many receipts including the original receipt for the manual itselfdated 1951 for $2.50
The 1952sales brochure calls this new model "The most exciting Sports Car of the Decade" because of the hardtop - no post styling and the larger Packard 327 Thunderbolt engine.
If you need any further clarification or close up photos just ask.On Nov-08-16 at 08:16:31 PST, seller added the following information:
Asnswer to questions:
The motor is the larger 327 Thunderbolt Not the 288...see specifications in listing
The hood, doors and trunk fit perfectly and open and close perfectly...all new door and window rubber seals
The glass is in excellent condition with no chips, scratches, or cracks
the windows open and close easily
The paint is in excellent condition in the one photo of the right fender you can see the depth of the paint and my truck and ford explorer in the distance.On Nov-10-16 at 09:02:13 PST, seller added the following information:
The carpet is madeforthis modelPackard and isNew front and rear and fits well...below the carpet is 1/2" silver backed sound barrier plus factory like 1/2" brown fiber material and then carpet.
The inlaid vinyl on the floor below brake and gas pedal is not scuffed or scratched it is like new.
The tires are Radials with practically no wear.
The Nevada Title in my name is totally Clear with NO mention of "rebuilt, restored, remanufactured" or anything like that.
Yes the paint to the rear of the car is just like the front...take a look at the photo that shows the rear fender and the white car reflection from across the street.
Thanks for the offers and trades...but cannot use another car and I believe the low reservewill bemet.