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Re: 1947 Packard Super Clipper full frame engine trans for sale
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Hi Simon, I don't believe anyone has bought it, but not sure. Maybe you know Lucy Worsley??

Posted on: 2020/10/21 7:14
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Re: 1947 Packard Super Clipper full frame engine trans for sale
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Good Morning all...I suppose each to his/her own...As for me I really like the old machines and I drive them all the time. They both get a thumb's up each time they go out...sometimes many thumbs up! I enjoy the sounds, the smells, the world at a slower pace...Granted there are those who think that I am eccentric...and that's ok with me...the world is what you make it, not what someone else wants your world to be...Have a great Packard Day...Ernie in Arizona!

Posted on: 2020/10/21 8:41
Caretaker of the 1949-288 Deluxe Touring Sedan
'Miss Prudence' and the 1931 Model A Ford Tudor 'Miss Princess'
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Re: 1947 Packard Super Clipper full frame engine trans for sale
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To paraphrase Tim Cole's comment a while back:

"70 and 80 year old cars have low performance engines without any safety features."

Unsafe at most speeds!

Posted on: 2020/10/21 10:15
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Re: 1947 Packard Super Clipper full frame engine trans for sale
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Good Morning...Pretty much the same as a horse! Ernie in Arizona

Posted on: 2020/10/21 11:32
Caretaker of the 1949-288 Deluxe Touring Sedan
'Miss Prudence' and the 1931 Model A Ford Tudor 'Miss Princess'
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Re: 1947 Packard Super Clipper full frame engine trans for sale
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Yes, true so we have to drive accordingly to stay out of trouble. And regular maintenance is important.

But Ernie is right. My 1956 Clipper attracts far more attention (of the right sort) out on the road than my Ferrari 575 or Maserati Quattroporte, which are both quite attractive and unusual cars by modern standards. Have to make allowances for the Clipper in modern traffic, but it's hard to beat in a deluge. Behaves like a boat and nothing can stop it!

Brian

Posted on: 2020/10/22 1:25
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1956 Clipper Deluxe (RHD and auto) - for the wife, or so I told her!
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Re: 1947 Packard Super Clipper full frame engine trans for sale
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The post about accidents triggered my interest. I've had arguments about relative safety of vintage cars. You know like drum brakes are as good as disks, etc. I looked up some stats relative to my 1949 Packard. The Vehicle Deaths per 100 million miles traveled in 1949 was 7.13. In 2018 it was 1.09. Ernie is right probably safer on a horse unless you drive within the cars safety limitations or use a trailer.

Here's an interesting graph I found by Dennis Bratland.

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Posted on: 2020/10/22 8:53
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