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1953 Packard Clipper Custom Restmod

For sale: 1953 Packard

Technical specifications

Item location:
Cookeville, Tennessee, United States
Engine size:
Drive type:
4l60E 4 spped auto
Vehicle Title:
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This 53 Packard Clipper is one of a kind. Yes. it is a four door but was built for the family guy to carry them and friends in comfort. class with all the modern amenities. This car recived a full body off restoration in 2008-2009 and the old straight 8 and automatic were replaced with a new crate motor off the GM assembly line scheduled to go into an 2005 SSR Chevy truck. It is a 390-400 HP version and then it was mated with a new 4L60E transmission for excellent performance on the highway and in town driving. At our web site you can see the amount of work that went into this vehicle. Who are we? Midsouthern Restoration in Cookeville. Tennessee. The web address is www. midsr. com and hit the Packard link. The restoration pictures will help in your decision to purchase this car. The pictures posted here are of the imaculent car in late 2014. I also have videos of car driving if you email through ebay your address to send to. The car received a Mustang II front suspension and power rack and steering. New rear heavy duty leaf springs hold the stock rebuilt rear drive. The Packard design has proved it self to be a good partner in the drivetrain combo chosen. More creature comforts consist of dual front and rear A/C. It is great to cruise around on a hot summer night with window down getting cooled by the rear. The four windows are all electric and are switched by the finger up/down by NOS Senior series original cranks from a 55-56 Packard. There is a custom made stereo made to fit the stock dash and a 10 changer cd player in trunk. The stereo even has the Packard name on it. The automatic is shifted by the original Packard column and shifter has the detents worked perfect for this set up. The gas pedal is drive by wire new for a 2006 GTO. This is what we thought Packard would of made this car in 53 if they had the 2008 technology. The interior pictures speak for them selves. The exterior was loaded with all the $12. 00 worth of cool re-chromed pieces from the senior series cars from 51 - 55. If you know Packards. you will then recognise. The car is a beauty for sure and when it went to its first car show it won Best of Show. It has placed high in preceeding shows and is in a magazine with shots from a show in Nashville. This car would be awesome to actually drive anywhere to your next Packard event and enjoy the ride. The trunk will easily haul the luggage. The sweet spot on the I-State is 75-80 MPH and from there it will take off and power pass most others. Slowing down is made easy thanks the front large slotted rotors and GM brakes. When you drive expect many thumbs up and cell cameras going off in the car next to you. You won't fill up much with fuel has the car does register 23 MPG but when you stop to fill up the Custom Made Stainless Steel tank you might be awhile has it draws crowds and everyone want to check it out. The instrument cluster looks stock but is actually a custom made electronic unit made to match motor. There are no known short comings of car and the mileage on the odometer is correct at present 4045 since total resto. The color is Ford Wimbledon White. Fly into Nashville and we pick you up. Test drive. pay cash. cruise home. We can answer any and all ? about this car because we built it. Price is firm at 45 grand as this car has triple that invested. 931-432-6377 Al Morgan

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