1953 Packard Deluxe Clipper 2 door Sedan
- Location: Denver, Colorado, United States
- Make: Packard
- Model: Clipper
- Type: Sedan
- Trim: Deluxe
- Year: 1953
- Mileage: 80,900
- VIN: 26654423
- Color: Gray
- Engine size: I8 Thunderbolt 327
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Gray
- Vehicle Title: Clear
1953 Packard Clipper Deluxe description
1953 Clipper Deluxe
Several years ago, I bought a 1953 Packard Caribbean at auction. It was from an estate and the bumpers and grille had been removed for rechroming, and were not with the car.
I bought this beautiful 2 door clipper as a parts car for the Caribbean. I removed the show quality bumpers and grille to use on the Caribbean. I got a set of bumpers powdercoated for the Clipper and put on a really nice 52 â€œtoothyâ€ grille, witch bolts up but leaves holes showing where the 53 grille ears would go. So, while the reupholstered interior, engine and drive train are all stock in appearance, the car has a bit of a street rod look.
I drove this car around a little, and it never needed a thing. Its got a frame mount fuel pump that is always on. Iâ€™d add a switch so you could use it just for starting. I put this car in indoor storage at the Forney Transportation museum about 2 years ago. Put up with a few gallons of gas and fuel stabilizer. Its also covered and with a battery tender. No idea if they actually have the tender plugged in. If you buy the car, thatâ€™s where you pick up.
Car is offered as you see it- Powder coat bumpers and 52 grille. I sold the Caribbean, so you also get the original rechromed bumpers and grille. And to make it a really sweet deal, you also get a set of in dented no-rust front fenders AND a complete stick -shift drivetrain removed from another car (running but long-stored Thunderbolt, still attached 3 speed manual trans, drive shaft, rear axle, steering column with shifter and wheel, clutch pedal)
The only rust spot on the car is at the grille area on the right front fender.
Thereâ€™s a few paint chips on the car. Its not perfect, but its really nice, and fun to drive! You wonâ€™t be disappointed, but Iâ€™ll be sad to see it go.
I am not sure of mileage. Going from memory, pretty sure its about 80,000
see more pics on roysvintagecars website
Car is in storage at Forney Transportation Museum, Denver, CO. Parts are at my house in Lakewood, CO.
I bought the car from Phoenix, AZ, where I believe t was restored some time ago. Old docs in the car reveal that it originally came from Denver where it was owned by an attorney.