1953 Packard Patrician Custom Formal Sedan

Price: US $55,100.00 Item location: Cookeville, Tennessee, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Packard
  • Year: 1953
  • Mileage: 13,950
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Transmission: Ultramatic
  • Drive type: 327 Straight 8
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1953 Packard

Here is a very rare Packard that is now on the market. One of 20 built and possible one of one with curved division window. This is a Derham-bodied Packard, 6th Series Model 6531 Formal Sedan, erial # 2653-4019A. This car was purchased from Nyack, ew York in 1979 after a 23 year storage. The original owner passed in 1956 and the vehicle was parked with around 9000 original miles. It was appraised and purchased by a physician in Knoxville, N and made to run again and was driven 3000 plus miles in a couple years and then was parked while it was going to get repainted. Once disassembled and in some primer the painter passed away and time slipped by the owner. I seen the car in 2006 when I went to check out his 54 Caribbean. It was up on blocks in small single stall garage, overed in dust from many years. A few years later I had a customer inquire about a Patrician and I told him about the Derham I had seen. A deal was struck and in two days the 53 Derham was at our shop. The next day it was once again running. What a time capsule it was. The interior for such an old car is unbelievable in near pristine condition. It showed some age but what an original specimen. I found all the original information tags for the dash in the glove box. The car was restored but the motor never came out of car. The original carburetor was professionally rebuilt. A few upgrades were requested by its new owner. A new 12 volt system was installed on the 327 straight 8 flathead using Power Master Alt / Gen. There is a Vintage Air trunk unit installed. The fuel tank was bad and there are no good original tanks out there or no original aftermarket tanks available at the time. A custom" forever" Stainless Steel tank was fabricated to original size spec and it bolted right in. Other than that the car is factory stock down to the brake shoes. Of course for safety new shocks and wheel cylinder and power master was rebuilt along with all new hoses.

This car could be the only 53 Derham with a curved hydro powered division window. I am sure the Packard experts will let me know. It also has a combo spot light rear view mirror on driver’s side. When we received the car there 12,750 original miles showing, he odometer now reads 13,950 or close. This car was easy to restore has the body was near immaculate. No rust. The exterior changes are that 1954 Senior series headlight bezels were installed and Wire wheels and radial tires. The owner still has the original tires, heels and hub caps. The modification could be removed and returned to original if someone wanted to. The car has been used in weddings and joy ridding and when people see it, hey are taken back. The car received recent servicing.

Note the rear leaf springs were factory wrapped and coated in “Goats Blood” or that is what I was told the preservative was called. There is much factory undercoating and you can still see some red oxidized primer showing in places that were missed. car is 100% rust free.

The car won best of paint at the first car show it was taken to. The chrome is all original. Just the 1954 headlight bezels’ have been re-plated. The car was restored by Mid-Southern Restoration along with other 50’s Packard cars. Due to picture restraints Go to www.midsr.com to help your decision to purchase and see what it looked like the day we got it and this will help tell the story of the car, nd how it transformed into the black beauty it is. Car can be sold anywhere in the world. Any questions or comments call Al Morgan 931-432-6377 Vehicle is located close to Nashville, N. emails answered and this is not your typical inexpensive Packard.