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(5662) Clipper Custom Touring Sedan - cmoroni

Model Information
YEAR:
1956
SERIES:
56th
MODEL:
5662
MODEL NAME:
Clipper Custom Touring Sedan
VIN NUMBER:
*MISSING*
THEFT NUMBER:
*MISSING*
General Information
STATUS:
Current Owner
STATUS DATE:
ACQUIRED WHERE:
Minnesota
ACQUIRED DATE:
ACQUIRED CONDITION:
Original Survivor
OWNED LOCATION:
Michigan
OWNED CONDITION:
Original Survivor
ORG DEALERSHIP:
DELIVERED DATE:
Interior Information Exterior Information
INTERIOR CODE:
PAINT CODE:
PAINT NAME:
Tangier Red/ Corsican Black
INTERIOR DESCRIPTION:
Black & White cloth; padded dash. All original and in excellent condition; especiallly the dash.
EXTERIOR DESCRIPTION:
One re-paint (original colors) in the mid-1970's
Drivetrain Information
ENGINE SERIAL:
*MISSING*
ENGINE:
V-8 352 4V
TRANSMISSION:
Twin Ultramatic
Other Information
OPTIONAL EQUIPTMENT:
Power antenna, radio, white-walls, (Giude) traffic light viewer, tinted glass, power brakes, power steering, gas door-guard(added after I purchased), day/night mirror.

NO POWER WINDOWS, NO OUTSIDE REAR-VIEW MIRROR, SINGLE SPEAKER(RADIO)ONLY, NO POWER SEATS.
VEHICLE HISTORY/
PROJECT STATUS:
pPurchased new in December of 1955 at Beckwith-Holmes Company Inc. (MotorSales) in Tampa Florida(Grand Central & Magnolia avenues). Original owner was sister to dealershipco-owner. /p

pShe lived in South Dakota andreturned withthe Clipper. It remained there until 1979 when second owneraquired it with 36, miles. /p

pSecond ownerlived in Minnesota and the car was there until I bought it in 1999. At the time it had 43, miles currently it has about 46, miles./p

pInteresting fact(??) This 1956 Clipper rolled off the assembly in November of 1955 andhas the correct(for Clipper Custom)352 V-8 engine yet serial number indicates that it's a 1955 engine./p

pMyself and mechanics have all looked closely and determinedthat if engine was replaced it was done "5 years ago"...furtheremore, I have met anotherClipper Custom owner claiming to have "an original 1956" and his toohas an EARLY BUILD DATE with an engine coded as 1955./p

pWas Packard(Studebaker-Packard by then)using up a few "left over 1955 352 engines"during their lauch of 1956 Clippers?/p

p-OR-/p

pDo the two of us "Clipper guys" simply have mis-matched serial numbers/codes because our engines WERE INDEED REPLACED?/p

pComments? Your thoughts? /p

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