1953 Packard Clipper - Original, Low 30,035 Miles, Tight & Clean

Price: US $9,400.00 Item location: Mesa, Arizona, United States
  • Make: Packard
  • Model: Clipper
  • Type: Sedan
  • Year: 1953
  • Mileage: 35,035
  • VIN: 2692I7253
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: 288 cu in
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1953 Packard Clipper

1953 Packard Clipper 4-door Sedan

This car combines two of the most important traits that are often not found together in one classic car --- low mileage (35,035) and the original condition of the interior. No matter how hard you try, once those two things are gone, they're gone for good.

Here is one of those classics that really is a time capsule! When you slide into this 1953 Packard Clipper, you get a sense of the year 1953 more than in any other classic I've had. It has a presence and a true originality that a car can only have if nothing has been changed on the inside. If you change anything on the inside of a car, it starts to lose originality that can never be found again. Sit inside this car; it has character and authenticity that is all too rare! You will be spoiled once you shut all four doors and roll all four windows up. They don't act like they are 65 years old!

This Packard has a straight-eight 288cid motor and a 6 volt electric system. There is also a newly painted engine and engine bay with Packard gray paint that is period correct.(Only the engine paint and the second coat of exterior paint keep this car from being 100% original.)

Recent Improvements --
new title
front and rear brake wheel cylinders
new brake master cylinder
new front and rear brake shoes
new gaskets and seals
new 6V battery
a completely cleaned gas tank
a rebuilt carburetor
a completely new exhaust system

Exterior --
A period correct Packard Galahad green
Small drips from transmission
Some nicks and scratches from its 65 year old life
Chrome is good, some brown tint at left front
No significant rust
Body is straight
All of the windows are in very good condition and roll up and down like they were brand new.
All doors open and shut smoothly.
Trunk is super-clean with original jack
Nearly new whitewalls are excellent

Interior --
Dashboard is bright & shiny
Light cluster is in excellent condition
Door panels are quite clean for a car of this age
Emergency brake works
Seats are original cloth ... in rear seat, top of back of seat is starting to pull open
Robe rail is excellent
Both sun visors are excellent
Headliner is very good, small hole above passenger-side visor
Courtesy light is working
Gas gauge & windshield wipers not working

This is a luxury car, so it won't sprint off the line.But, you soon realize how much power you have at your control as it eases through the gears. If you've never driven a luxury car from the 50's, you are in for a treat. It's a driving experience like no other! As you get it nearly to cruising speed, the Packard feels larger-than-life, smooth, in-control & commanding. Additionally, the cars of this era have so many features not found on today's cars. The little vent windows (both front and rear,) the extremely heavy steel components, the robe rail for backseat customers, space enough to play basketball in the comfortable and large back seat for a family of six or eight, are just a few. I often think how a car like this one, with its huge, comfortable seats, gives a whole different meaning to the term "road trip." Many younger people don't know the real fun of a road trip with 7 or 8 or 9 or 10 people inside because so many passenger cars today hold only 2-3 people.
Transaction Details --
The title is clear and in hand and will be accompanied by bill of sale. A nonrefundable deposit of $500 must be paid within 24 hours of sale end. PayPal is acceptable for this deposit. Only cash, wire transfer, or money order will be accepted for the balance due. Car cannot be moved until full payment has cleared. Shipping the car is the buyer's responsibility. 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.Also, remember that there may be some faults about this car that I have overlooked. So, be sure either you or your representative examine 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.If you would like to speak on the phone with us, just leave your phone number in an message and we will call you back. We have two accounts on eBay. This one is for cars, hobbies, etc. Our business account is tang311. If you want to see more feedback, please go there.

It is our hope that this car will sell to someone who really appreciates it, that its combination of originality and low mileage (35,035) is special, and that it's not just another classic car. Thank you for your consideration.