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(5682) Patrician Touring Sedan - SOLD - Muir
Model Information
YEAR:
1956
SERIES:
56th
MODEL NAME:
Patrician Touring Sedan - SOLD
MODEL NUMBER:
5682
VIN NUMBER:
5682-1955
General Information
FOUND WHERE:
New Mexico
FOUND CONDITION:
Fair
CURRENT LOCATION:
Wellington New Zealand
CURRENT CONDITION:
Average
PLANNED USE:
Daily Driver
Interior Information
INTERIOR CODE:
INTERIOR DESCRIPTION:
original Okay
Exterior Information
PAINT CODE:
PAINT NAME:
EXTERIOR DESCRIPTION:
Cream & Green
Drivetrain Information
ENGINE:
374
ENGINE SERIAL:
TRANSMISSION:
twin ultra
Other Information
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT:
A/C, power windows brakes, central locking, twin rear aerials, spotlight/ mirror, wunderbar, underseat heater,
VEHICLE HISTORY/
PROJECT STATUS:

61,000 mile desert car.... 

Parked up from the '60's with a common problem: the torsion level went bang when the levelizer decided not to stop. Very little rust at the end of the rockers (fixed). Imported at the same time a '55 parts car (torsion level broken and very rotten) which had a usable interior and trim (the '56 had none).

Very bad bearings due to oil pump issue (have since modded pump but bearings shot) and thats getting done at the moment. Had the heads off and no bore wear - not really even any bore taper Packards must have a strong block. Wipers I adapted some toyota or something rear windshield motor on to the original wire trapeze arrangement - works great! (With modern cars the rear windscreen motor reverses - the front one just goes round and round). 

Getting painted as well - still not the original colour (don't like it), but will be using Packard colours - I'm not into custom paint jobs. Not too much to add - radio delete plate but still has the factory twin aerials :-)

Was push button, converted to column years ago, I'm slowly accumulating parts to convert back to pushbutton (some wiring is still there) but would actually prefer to convert it to a floor shift manual like a T85

Per this post - http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?viewmode=flat&type=&topic_id=20368&forum=3 - car has been SOLD. Mal(Ozstatman) 18th February 2018

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