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Re: Various CL Pickings
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They are too expensive to restore. Restomoding can be done for less and have a good performing but vintage looking vehicle when done. It is what it is.

Posted on: 8/12 9:06:59
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47 Clipper Custom Super Touring Sedan (2122) - Now in Virginia
55 Cipper Super Sedan (5542) - Now in Maryland

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Re: Various CL Pickings
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There are certainly degrees of purists out there, from the dyed-in-the-wool guys who insist on TOTAL originality, to those less rigid, who still want to keep cars as close to factory as is reasonable and feasible. I fall closer to the latter end of the scale but it sure does sadden me to see a car 'murdered' and resto-modded with a modern drive train and clip. I do GET the financial logistics of the cost and the subsequent end-worth, but it's still a shame to see these great timepieces disappear as the years roll on. As John says: 'it is what it is'. Hats off to any and all in our hobby who take the time and spend the money to preserve and caretake original cars, of any make, but especially Packards. Chris.

Posted on: 8/12 22:25:15
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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Posted on: 8/16 14:07:36
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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A '48 Super Eight seven passenger sedan, offered for a long time, a worthwhile project:
https://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/d/ ... limousine/7178396189.html

A '53 Clipper Deluxe, 95K miles, manual shift, power brakes:
https://ottumwa.craigslist.org/cto/d/b ... 3-packard/7178775549.html

A '55 400, ready to enjoy:
https://columbus.craigslist.org/cto/d/ ... ckard-400/7178409746.html

Steve

Added 8-21-2020
A '53 Clipper Special, manual shift, overdrive relay visible in photos. Good daily driver, needs fender barbed spears:
https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/cto ... d-clipper/7181141375.html

Posted on: 8/17 13:53:52
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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Nice 400. And that '53 Clipper has an interesting color. Not bad...

Posted on: 8/17 18:59:51
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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It’s hard to tell from a photograph, but there was a stock ’53 color that appears very much the same hue. That would be Orchard Green (color scheme ‘O’). In ’54 there was another ‘light green’, known as Bellevue Green (color scheme ‘N’) that had a bit of blue in the formula. The internet photograph doesn’t appear to have enough, if any, blue, so I’ll go with Orchard Green. Both were paired with Galahad Green (color scheme ‘K’) for the two toned cars. Of course the color could have been locally mixed to please the owner, and is close, but is not an exact match to the Packard color.

Posted on: 8/17 19:39:35
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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I like the '55 400 too, Kevin. Unless I'm missing something, there is no price listed - realistically, what's it worth??? (ballpark) Chris.

Posted on: 8/17 21:36:22
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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58L8134 wrote:

This 1928 Packard Six coupe is about triple overpriced for a project, he will be lucky if anyone offers $4K-$5K for the car.

Steve


Well, I paid quadruple for my first project what it was worth, so I'd be improving!

Hope you're right, and there are some decent projects available in a few years. I've really grown fond of the 6th-9th series cars. I love the flowing lines of the non-pontoon fenders, and the shift away from drum headlights is also pretty pleasing.

I'll probably try to find a coupe - I think they look excellent, and you see them less than the rag tops. Something to think about!

Posted on: 8/18 10:48:19
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1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partially restored (Sold Hershey 2015)

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Amelia Island, FL
Saratoga Springs, NY
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Groton, CT
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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Posted on: 8/25 6:26:48
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