1953 PACKARD 300 CONVERTIBLE RESTORED.
- Make: Packard
- Model: 300
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1953
- Mileage: 77,500
- VIN: 26793014
- Color: Red
- Engine size: 327 8 cylinder 9 main bearing 4 bbl carb
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: heater/defroster, oil filter
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: FWD
- Interior color: Black
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Options: radio/power antenna, assisted power brakes
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1953 Packard 300
VIN 26793014 #1014 out of 1518 produced in 1953. Briggs body number matches. Engine #26793014 (upgraded at some point with a replacement 327 ci 8 cylinder9 main bearing engine) My wife's car that she doesn't drive anymore. Member of both Packard's International and The Packard Club. Have owned and restored Packards for over 25 years.
Restoration was completed by the Packard pro's at Custom Auto; Santa Ana, CA and The Murphy Auto Museum in Oxnard, CA with over $100kspent and completed in 2008.Includes: pulling engine and detailing compartment, new paint, interior leather and convertible top, front suspension, polish stainless, re-chroming, rebuild carb, add electric fuel pump backup, replaced 2 speed Ultramatic transmission with bullet proof rebuiltChrysler 727 Torqueflite 3 speed transmission for reliability and better performance, drive shaft, mating yokes, brake cylinders, brake line, wheel bearings, generator, starter, water pump, fuel pump, various switches, voltage regulator, manifold gaskets, exhaust system, freeze plugs, rod out radiator,radial tires, etc. The objective was to have a great looking,mechanically dependable car for many future miles.
Packard Factory Standards: 327 ci straight 8 with Carter 4 barrel carb. Options: radio and electric antenna, ultramatic 2 speed auto transmission (replaced), heater/defroster, power assisted brakes, trunk light, backup lights, tilt mirror, driver side mirror, white sidewall tires, oil bath air cleaner, oil filter.
Maintenance: Once a year or every 500 miles, the oil, filter, air cleaner, crankcase vent, transmission, differential, chassis lube were serviced. Vehicle as always been garaged and has never been driven in the rain. I would call this a overly maintained car!
Performance: Three biggest old car gripes: hard starting, runs hot, breaks down. Lucy promptly starts, runs cool, and has all the mechanicals rebuilt. The Torqueflite smoothly shifts through 3 speeds and you can comfortably cruise 70 mph on the freeway with one finger on the steering wheel. Convertible hydraulic top works nicely. What doesn't work-- clock. For the past 10 years the car has only been driven 3500 miles.
Available for inspection in Santa Barbara, CA.
Terms: The car is being advertised locally and I reserve the right to cancel this listing at any time. You are encouraged to inspect the vehicle prior to submitting an offer. I will do my best to answer any questions you have. Your accepted offer is a contract to purchase the vehicle, not a "come, look, and negotiate." The car is being sold as-is without any warranties. By submitting an offer, you are agreeing to these terms of sale.
Payment: A non-refundable deposit of 10% is required within 48 hours of offer acceptance. Full payment is required within 7 business days. Recommend that you use a wire transfer, and the title will be overnighted to you when funds clear. I'd like car picked up within 21 days, meanwhile it will continue to be safely garaged. Can help your transport company coordinate the pickup.