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(5682) Patrician Touring Sedan - JP
Model Information
YEAR: 1956
SERIES: 56th
MODEL NAME: Patrician Touring Sedan
MODEL NUMBER: 5682
VIN NUMBER: 5682-3692
General Information
FOUND WHERE: Temecula, CA
FOUND CONDITION: Excellent
CURRENT LOCATION: Melbourne, Australia
CURRENT CONDITION: Excellent
PLANNED USE: Daily Driver
Interior Information
INTERIOR CODE: 61
INTERIOR DESCRIPTION: Original from another Patrician, but wrong colour and needing repair. Will be retrimmed asap with correct fabric (already bought from SMS).
Exterior Information
PAINT CODE: N
PAINT NAME: Maltese Grey
EXTERIOR DESCRIPTION: Paint shines nicely, but has many blemishes. Was repainted sometime prior to acquisition by previous owner approximately 22 years ago. No plans for repaint.
Drivetrain Information
ENGINE: 374
ENGINE SERIAL: 5682-3692
TRANSMISSION: Push Button Twin Ultramatic
Other Information
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT: Power brakes, steering, seat, windows, door locks and radio aerial. Fitted with after-market air conditioning converted to R134A and wide whitewall steel belt radial tyres.
VEHICLE HISTORY/
PROJECT STATUS:
Bought from Dick Benjamin of Temecula, Southern California.  Dick bought the car from George Sheppy, CA, in 1987 and then rebuilt the motor and transmission at 110K miles (bore was still within standard spec so only honed).  Motor removed again at 130K miles and, due to undue wear, crank and bearings replaced (new crank reco'ed back to standard spec).   The odo now shows 145K miles, thought to be original.  Dick replaced the oil pump with one modified for use without vac pump, fitted premium lifters and replaced the wiper motor with a late '50's GM electric.  Car developed an electrical fault in the shift motor soon after arriving in Oz but I was able to fix it with with Dick's advice and assistance (loose "finger" stopped making contact).  Everything now seems to work, other than the clock which keeps stopping and the rear power door locks have decided to stop.  Will be attended to when the retrim is underway.  Car is a great cruiser, but uses a bit of juice (approx 17 mpg Aussie or 14 mpg US at 60 MPH.  Latest trip @ 60mph = 19.5 aussie/16 US - much better!).   Interestingly, Dick was a personal friend of Dick Teague and drove this Patrician in Dick T's funeral procession. 
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