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Re: 1956 Packard Patrician - $2,500 USD
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ToddPackard
Sold. Thank you everyone.

Posted on: 2023/9/5 14:37
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Re: 1956 Packard Patrician - $2,500 USD
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Here is a photo from the install before I replaced the knobs on the dash.

The rearview cam clicked right on when you put the car in reverse. It was professionally installed. The sound upgrade and reverse camera cost roughly what I’m selling the car for but that’s ok. It made driving the car really fun for me and my family while we had it.

PS I really appreciate everyone’s nice words.

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Posted on: 2023/9/4 19:39
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Re: 1956 Packard Patrician - $2,500 USD
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Yeah I’m not sure why the original owner drilled that hole in the dash for it. I never ran the heater. Since there is no dynamat, the car warms up quickly when driving.

Posted on: 2023/9/4 18:07
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1956 Packard Patrician - $2,500 USD
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It's a bummer, but I have gotten to the point where I can't afford to keep up with the repairs and maintenance for this Patrician. Today, the starter pushed through the dash while starting the car(photo attached); it drove fine after, but when I went to reverse it with the push button transmission, neither the park nor reverse would engage. I turned off the engine and parked it. It now won't start because the car won't click into the parking brake.

Long story short. I'm selling this car.

This car is one from this listing on BAT a few years ago.
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1956-packard-patrician-3/

Since acquiring:
- Oil and transmission fluid changes
- Replaced Battery
- alternator conversion
- Fixed brake and turn signals
- New white wall tires & curb feelers
- Installed 4 Focal speakers, a 1000W Amp, and a media console in the glove box with Bluetooth & a reverse camera.
-Installed lap belts

THIS CAR DOES NOT RUN NOW.

For transparency, here is the work that I believe should be done if I had endless amounts of money or more technical chops to repair myself:

- Rebuild Engine
- Rebuild Transmission (whoever wired the transmission before I purchased it made it so you could drive in neutral, and now whatever is causing the brake)
- Rewire the car. (Power slowly drains even with the new alternator and battery.)
- Fix headliner (same as it was in the BAT)
- Reseal the windows (I never had the car in the rain, but the seals to the front window slightly leak at the car wash).
- Rear locks can lock, but it's a very wonky workaround.


Or just use this as a parts car.

I loved this car. My son loved this car. I just can't, in good faith, keep putting money into it. I hope someone in this community can capitalize on my gains.

-Price in US:
$2,500 USD


-Current Running/Mechanical Status
Not Running (see description)

-Current Title Status
California Title

-Vehicle Location (Country, State, City)
Santa Cruz, CA, USA

-Contact Information
andrewrivassc@gmail.com

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Posted on: 2023/9/4 17:27
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Re: 1956 Packard Patrician from Bring A Trailer
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ToddPackard
I’m hoping the more driving (like 100-200miles) helps. It runs well at highway speeds but it does have a rough idle after changing plugs, oil, etc. I need to fix the fuel float so while I’m at it I’ll replace the whole fuel system (tank, pump, filter., vacuums). Then go to someone for the valve job as that seems pretty daunting.

Posted on: 2022/10/26 19:28
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Re: 1956 Packard Patrician from Bring A Trailer
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ToddPackard
Thank you!

Posted on: 2022/10/24 20:20
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Re: 1956 Packard Patrician from Bring A Trailer
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ToddPackard
Hi again. This may be really dumb but is there normally an exhaust that comes out of the middle of the car?

Here is video showing the thing I’m talking about.https://youtube.com/shorts/YL45capClzs?feature=share

Sorry if this is really dumb. This thread should be called “guy buys car he likes, guy also knows nothing about cars”. Thank you all for your patience and help.

Posted on: 2022/10/24 19:23
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Re: 1956 Packard Patrician from Bring A Trailer
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ToddPackard
This is good news. It doesn’t have a smell. I just assumed the white smoke and condensation had to be bad, I’ll drive it and listen to the engine and if I hear anything I’ll get it checked out

Posted on: 2022/9/28 1:28
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Re: 1956 Packard Patrician from Bring A Trailer
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Quote:

humanpotatohybrid wrote:
I assume you've had the car on before and it didn't do that?

Looks like a head gasket leak on the driver side to me. Check the oil, if it's milky/cloudy then it's definitely a head gasket leak.

Replacing a driver side head gasket is really not the worst thing in the world as long as your exhaust system is not rusted solid. Gaskets are easily available. You can do it with a buddy in your driveway.



Good to know. I assumed that it was head gasket, happy to hear it’s a manageable DIY fix.

Posted on: 2022/9/26 21:42
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Re: 1956 Packard Patrician from Bring A Trailer
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ToddPackard
How concerned should I be over the white smoke and liquid coming out of the exhaust when warming up?

Video:https://youtube.com/shorts/2KcLv98N1o4?feature=share

From a very basic online sleuthing it looks like head gasket issue. Just kinda hoping it’s not.

Posted on: 2022/9/26 21:01
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