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Lot No. 392 - 1953 Packard Clipper Super Panama 5.6

Sold for: £11,550

Americana in all its post-war glory, a big green 2-door 'Coop'...
Details Specification Condition Report
  • At the top of the Clipper Super line was the Panama, a handsome hardtop Coupe
  • Just 3,618 were built at a cost of $2,766. This smart example was imported in 2014
  • Resprayed a few years ago in its original colours of Galahad Green over Orchard Green
  • Powered by the smooth straight-eight, 5.6-litre "Thunderbolt" flat-head engine
  • 1950s styling and space abound in the Green Brocade interior
  • Further detailing and the resolution of a brake issue would return it to its best
  • Our vendor has replaced all the brake pipes and fitted a new servo  
  • Either way, it's a straight-eight, 5.6-litres of American brawn and will turn heads everywhere

You can now book a one to one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between 22nd and 26th June. Please contact Gary Dunne on 07740 946 796 to secure your appointment.  

The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.

Year of manufacture:
1953
Make:
Packard
Chassis number:
5467-5030
# of cylinders:
8
Engine capacity:
5.6
Body colour:
Two Tone-Green
LHD/RHD:
Left-hand Drive
Registration number:
257 XVF
Model:
Clipper Super Panama
Engine number:
321174
Odometer Reading:
100000

CCA Vendor Condition Report

Overall:

96 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork:

Glass:

Paint:

Chrome:

Trim:

Remarks

Some chips on front, particularly one big one on the bonnet.

Interior

Door-cards:

Carpets:

Seating:

Headlining:

Dashboard:

Boot:

Remarks

Two small tears in the green brocade.

Engine

Components:

Starting:

Appearance:

Running:

Remarks

Excellent runner, incredibly smooth straight-eight "Thunderbolt" flat-head engine.

Transmission

Gears:

Drive-shaft:

Clutch:

Remarks

Works well - small leak but mechanically very good.

Running gear

Axles:

Chassis:

Suspension:

Bearings:

Brakes:

Wheels and tyres:

Electrics

Minor:

Major:

Remarks

Everything appears to work.

Vehicle History

Remarks

Imported from the USA in 2014.

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