1941 Packard Converible Street Rod Project
Price: - Item location: Goshen, Connecticut, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Packard
- Model: Packard
- SubModel: 110
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1941
- Mileage: 0
- VIN: DE14892675
- Color: Red
- Engine size: Jaguar V12
- Number of cylinders: 12
- Transmission: Automatic
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1941 Packard Packard75% complete street rod project will be a high dollar one of a kind street rod when finished.
All steel body with chopped windshield and shaved door & trunk handles.One piece nose (welded fenders, hood, hood sides & grille shell with reinforcing tubular structure).Headlights molded into the fenders, filled side grilles and cowl vent removed.Polished stainless steel firewall and gas tank.Tilt and telescoping Cadillac steering column.Complete working convertible top frame with hydraulic cylinders and motor.Side window motors and glass channels are installed in the doors.Windshield wipers and motor installed.Complete new "Southern Air" air/heat/defrost system installed.Third brake light molded into the body above the trunk.
Body work on the car is excellent and has a beautiful paint job, but has some scratches and dings. Nothing major, but will need some minor body and paint work to be in show condition.
5.3 litre (326 cu in) Jaguar V12-HE fuel injected motor. I believe that it is a 1983 or 1984 motor. I trailered the car to a specialist Jaguar mechanic, who checked out the motor, corrected some vacuum lines and did a complete tune-up. Runs smooth and there are no fluid leaks of any kind. The Jaguar mechanic said that he thinks it is a very low mileage motor with only one or two thousand miles on it.
I have added a custom air intake system and some dress-up to the motor.I have a fiberglass hood scoop, which I planned to paint body color and install as an engine cover.The transmission is a GM Turbo 400 automatic (factory installed by Jaguar in the 1980s).Rear differential is a "Dana" (again installed by Jaguar in the 1980s).Complete duel exhaust system.Electric cooling fan.
An excellent job was done to modify the original frame to accept the complete Jaguar four wheel independent suspension. When you look at the chassis, you would think that it came from the factory that way.
Power steering and Jaguar four wheel disc brakes (master cylinder mounted under the floor ) with in-board rear brake rotors. I have replaced all of the calipers and brake pads with new.
New "KYB" front shock absorbers.
Class I or II trailer hitch.
Front suspension was lowered using spacers to lower the dish in the bottom of the front lower control arms and new shorter springs were installed.
PARTS THAT GO WITH THE CAR TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT
Five Jaguar 17 inch XJS chrome wheels. The wheels are used, but only need to be cleaned and polished. There is no deterioration of the chrome finish, curb rash or any other damage. The tires will need to be replaced (one may be okay as spare).
Brand new black leather Lincoln LS heated & cooled bucket seats and rear seat (still in the Ford Motor Company factory protective plastic covers)
Chrome grille bars insert (grille frame has been molded into the nose)."Hagan" headlights with built-in LED turn signals, headlight buckets and chrome rings.Tail light stantions, rechromed bezels, glass lenses, rubber gaskets and LED bulbs.Inner front fender (splash) panels.Rechromed rear bumper with painted "PACKARD" script and bumper brackets.Center console from a Chevy S10 Blazer.Roll of factory OEM vinyl fabric that matches the seats to upholster the interior.Black nylon loop carpet set.Steel "Bitchin" dash, which only needs to be trimmed slightly to fit."Classic Instruments Hot Rod Series" black face gauge kit with wiring harness.Unique custom aluminum gauge insert panel.Fully restored original stainless steel body side moldings.Custom billet aluminum hood side inserts to go where the original hood latches were located.Two "Chrome Look" plastic horns."Haywire Street Rod" wiring kit."Street Works" electric window switch kit."Dakota Digital" remote entry door/window/trunk kit with remotes, solenoids and poppers."Dakota Digital" electronic gear shift selector indicator."Panasonic" AM/FM/CD radio plus 10" sub-woofer and "Kenwood" 800w amplifier."Auto-Loc" electric lift cylinders with switch & relays to raise and lower the nose of the car.Dash ac/heat/defrost vents and hoses."Juilano's" front and rear seat belts (black) with floor anchors.Two chrome "Swan Neck" mirrors and oval chrome interior rear view mirror.Chrome/aluminum steering column dress-up kit and gear shift lever.Billet aluminum arm rest door pulls.New "Optima" yellow top deep cycle battery.
Many more miscellaneous parts such as chrome PACKARD script, V12 emblems, turn signal/hi-beam indicator lights, foot operated hi-beam switch, head light switch, oval billet aluminum ac/heat/defrost control, etc.
MAJOR PARTS STILL NEEDED TO COMPLETE THE CAR
TiresWindshield and side door glass.Convertible top fabric cover and rear window (glass and window frame).Weatherstrip.Steering wheel.Interior door handles.Emergency brake (calipers and cables are in place, so only a handle or electric pull is needed).
I bought the car from Florida, but I have a clean New Jersey title in my name. The car is located in a heated garage in Connecticut. The car starts, stops and steers, so it can be driven onto a trailer. This will be a one of a kind show car when completed. I am 70 years old and moving to Florida, so time has gotten away from me on this project. Therefore, I am selling it for much much less than has been invested! My name is Tom. Please call me at 860-201-5669 (home) or 860-483-2111 (cell), if you have any questions or want more information. This is a no reserve auction, so serious bidders only please.