1953 Packard Clipper 4-door Original Low Miles 35,030!

Price: - Item location: Mesa, Arizona, United States
  • Make: Packard
  • Model: Clipper
  • Type: Sedan
  • Year: 1953
  • Mileage: 35,030
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: 288cid
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1953 Packard Clipper

1953 Packard Clipper 4-door Sedan - Original - Low 35,030 Miles! - $10,600 (negotiable)
I am the third owner of this 64-year-old car. We are selling it only because other cars keep following us home and they can't all stay here. This is a very big car with an unbelievable amount of room inside. The seats are super wide and long, nearly enough room to play basketball in the back seat. This car "really does take you back to 1953" simply because when you look around inside and outside of it, it's the same car that rolled off the assembly line in 1953.
Packard was very confident in their advertising slogan for 1953 ~~ "Ask the man who owns one." Our Packard Clipper is one of a dwindling few Packards left from that year.
Recent Improvements --
All mechanical improvements were done by a professional mechanic.
front and rear brake wheel cylinders
new brake master cylinder
new front and rear brake shoes
new gaskets and seals
new battery
a completely cleaned gas tank
a rebuilt carburetor
a completely new exhaust system
Straight 288cid motor
6-volt electric system
A period correct gray paint recently applied on engine and in engine compartment
A period correct Packard Galahad green, most likely a repaint
Some nicks and scratches from its 64 year old life
Chrome is good, some discoloring at left front
No significant rust
Body is straight
All windows and doors work like new
Trunk is super-clean with original jack
Nearly new whitewalls are excellent
Dashboard is bright & shiny
Light cluster is in excellent condition
Door panels are quite clean for a car of this age
Emergency brake works
Radio is in good working condition
Seats are original cloth, some wearing on back seat back lean
Robe rails (sometimes called robe cords) are excellent
Both sun visors are excellent
Headliner is ok, small hole above passenger-side visor
Courtesy light is working
Wipers, gas gauge, and clock are not in working order
We keep a small toolbox full of tools in each of our collector cars for convenience sake. The buyer will get the toolbox full of tools that is in the trunk of this car. See it in pictures.
Transaction Details--
The title is clear and in hand and will be accompanied by bill of sale. Non-refundable payment of $1000 must be made within 24 hours of close of sale. The balance must be paid in 7 days. Payment made by both personal and cashier's checks must clear our bank before is moved. Car must be moved within 30 days unless special arrangements have been made with us. Some miscellaneous parts, as well as owner's manual, will be included with the car. I have tried my best to list the strengths and weaknesses of this car, but remember that there may be some faults about this car that I have overlooked. So, be sure either you or your representative examines it carefully. There is absolutely no warranty or guarantee with this car. We reserve the right to correct any mistakes in this copy. Spoken words will take precedence over written words, in that case.
Contact Information--
You are welcome to email us with questions. Leave your phone number and we will call you back asap or whenever it works for both of us. We have basically fixed the issues that needed work on this car. Now, it's ready for someone to buy it and drive it. It is our hope that this car will sell to someone who really appreciates it, that its combination of originality and low mileage is special, so special, in fact, that it's not just another classic car. Thank you for your consideration.