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*FOR SALE* 1951 PACKARD 250 CONVERTIBLE *FOR SALE*
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This 1951 Packard 250 Convertible is in good shape, has been almost fully restored, just needs some finishing touches and is in need of an owner who can take care of it and refresh it back to its original state. The VIN is 2469-2582 and it has 93,785 miles on it. It has been stored inside. The asking price is $39,995. We are open to serious, reasonable offers. Please call Ryan at Ron Shue Imports in Cornelius, NC at 704-896-1115 or email at ryan@ronshueimports.com.


The Packard 250 was an automobile model produced by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan during model year 1951. Models in the 250 designation represented Packards shorter wheelbase, and 327 cubic inches (5.4 L) 8-cylinder in-line engine.

The 1951 Packard 250 was introduced on August 24, 1950, taking the place of the Packard Standard models which were eliminated for the 1951 model year. The 200 debuted as part of the fully redesigned Packard line, attributed to John Reinhart. Replacing the bulbous 1948-1950 Packards in the 22nd and 23rd Packard Series, Reinhart's "High Pockets" design was more formal than its predecessor, and would serve Packard until the end of the 1956 model year when true Packard production ceased.

The 250 was considered a "junior" series car, and were separated from the Packard 300 and Packard Patrician 400 models by their shorter wheelbases (122 in or 3,100 mm versus 127 in or 3,230 mm) and lesser trim appointments. Packard 250 standard models were available as a two door convertible and only 2572 were made. While similar in appearance to the senior cars, the junior Packard lacked the noted Packard cormorant hood ornament and had vertical tail lights instead of the horizontal units on the senior models. The junior models also lacked the wrap-around rear window feature found on senior Packard sedan models.

The 250 model range was introduced in March 1951, and was specially designed to fill the vacuum of Packard having neither a hardtop or convertible in its 1951 model range. Besides their unique body styles, 250's received three jet-louvers on each rear-quarterpanel. Better grade trim and fabric were used within.

1952 Packard 250 Convertible
All Packard 200 models came with twin horns, two sun visors, front and rear bumper guards, spare tire and jack set. Deluxe trim level included the spartan appointments found on the standard models, and added chrome wheel rings, and turn indications as standard. White-wall tires and full-wheel covers were also extra.

Items which have since become standard to the auto industry since the late 1960s such as heater, radio, tinted glass, carpeting, etc., were all optional on the Packard, as well as other premium cars during that era. Packard also became the first car-maker to offer power-brakes in 1951. “Easamatic” as they were trademarked, were a product of Bendix and an exclusive to Packard.

Changes for 1952 were minimal, and centered on the requisite annual trim updates. Packard did drop the Business Coupé, a move that other U.S. automakers were also making at the same time.

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Posted on: 2013/5/29 8:59
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Re: *FOR SALE* 1951 PACKARD 250 CONVERTIBLE *FOR SALE*
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It looks very nice, would be even nicer if the engine were painted the correct color (gray). BTW, Packard did not to my knowledge offer power brakes in 1951, they arrived in 1952 and Packard offered a retrofit kit to dealers for the 1951 models.

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Re: *FOR SALE* 1951 PACKARD 250 CONVERTIBLE *FOR SALE*
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No the engine isn't painted grey, unfortunately it needs some finishing touches. The information I gathered about the Packard is from Packard websites so the "power brakes" info should be from the horses mouth and I spoke to the owner and he said the car came from the factory with the power brakes.

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Re: *FOR SALE* 1951 PACKARD 250 CONVERTIBLE *FOR SALE*
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Well, the internet is a wonderful place but just like books has both good and bad information. If you go to the horse's mouth, the Packard factory listing of optional equipment for the 24th (1951) and 25th (1952) model years, power brakes are shown as 1952 only.

But I'm being picky, it's a very lovely car and I hope it finds a good home.

Table 2. Regular Production Options

Code* Description (comments)
AQ Rear quarter ashtray (opt 1951 200 club sedan only)
AT Ultramatic Drive (std 400)
BL Back-up lamps
BU Easamatic power brakes (1952 only)

Posted on: 2013/5/29 13:27
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Re: *FOR SALE* 1951 PACKARD 250 CONVERTIBLE *FOR SALE*
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What is that thing in front of the blower motor, on the passenger fender?

Is the top pump motor on the car? Are the windows power, or crank?

What is on the driver side kick panel?

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Re: *FOR SALE* 1951 PACKARD 250 CONVERTIBLE *FOR SALE*
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Boy, is this a tough crowd! I think this is a beautiful car and looks to be in great shape. As far as the brakes are concerned, it's possible that one of the owners may have switched out the original brakes for the Easamatics. I think the thing on the driver's side kick panel is a radio speaker.

I imagine that $40,000 is a reasonable price for a Packard convertible in this kind of condition. I would think that a comparable 1951 250 convertible in mint condition would sell for at least $20,000 more.

Ron, don't be dismayed by these comments. I believe the folks who gave them really like this car and wish you the best in selling it. It shouldn't be a very hard sell, by the looks of it. And I agree with Owen's statement that "It's a very lovely car and I hope it finds a good home."

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Re: *FOR SALE* 1951 PACKARD 250 CONVERTIBLE *FOR SALE*
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Thank you very much Mr. Bumble!! I appreciate the compliments! Its def. not perfect but it is in great shape! As far as answering the other questions.... "What is that thing in front of the blower motor, on the passenger fender? Is the top pump motor on the car?", I'm working on these answer now and will post back when I have the correct answer and as far as the other two. The windows are crank but the top is power and does work. And its a speaker on the kick panel that I guess someone had put in over the years.

Posted on: 2013/5/30 9:44
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The "thing" ahead of the blower motor is an aftermarket upper cylinder oiler; not an uncommon aftermarket item though of dubious value. The hydraulic top motor should be back against the cowl, just to the driver's side of the windshield wiper motor - pretty hard to miss, it's powered by a modified starter motor on top and a hydraulic section below.

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The top motor is there -- just kind of hidden by the air cleaner. I agree with others -- if I were in the market for another car, sure wouldn't be ashamed to have it sitting in my garage.

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Re: *FOR SALE* 1951 PACKARD 250 CONVERTIBLE *FOR SALE*
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Thank you all for your help! The top motor is there and does work!

Posted on: 2013/5/30 10:51
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