Re: 1956 Packard Patrician from Bring A Trailer
Posted by kevinpackard On 2022/7/13 22:19:19
That's a nice car to start from. Lots of things to like about it...the pink repaint looks nicely done, the chrome and stainless trim is not too rough, and the interior is really not bad at all.
The white leather/vinyl on the interior will clean up a bit with some ZEP All-Around Oxy Cleaner. It won't fix any cracks, but it will help to get the dirt and stains off. The worn black vinyl on the door panels can be fixed relatively easily by an upholstery place. The cloth on the seats looks great.
The headliner has been replaced with an incorrect cloth one. I believe it should be a white vinyl. SMS Auto Fabrics can make one up for you easily and they aren't that expensive. They can be installed DIY with some patience and guidance, or pay an upholstery shop to do it for you. Replacing it is up to you. What you have is serviceable. Put the stainless trim back on the inside and it will dress it up nicely.
All the things you asked in your original post have been covered by others. Don't get discouraged. You have a great car to start from. It's 100 times better than what I started with.
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