1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper 7 Passenger Sedan Rare options Great Driver!

1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper

Condition: Used
Make: Packard
Model: Custom Super Clipper
Type: Sedan
Trim: Henney Body
Year: 1947
Mileage: 48
VIN: 2101-3507
Color: Packard Blue
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 3 Speed w/ Overdrive
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Blue
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Fresno, California, United States
Dual Radios

Description for Packard Custom Super Clipper 1947

1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper 7 Passenger Touring Sedan For Sale - Central Valley Classics
Central Valley Classics Classic Restorations & Cars For Sale Fresno, alifornia

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1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper 7 Passenger Touring

VIN - 2151-3507

Original 356 ci. Inline 8 cyl. Engine

Original 3 Speed Manual Transmission w/ Overdrive

Electromatic Clutch

Packard Blue Car

Original upholstery & Carpet

Rear Jump Seats

Front & Rear Radios

Factory Fog Lights

Factory Back Up Lamp

Body By Henney

This is one of the nicer 47 Packard Custom Super Clipper's you'll find, ery original and mechanically sound. If your looking for a Packard for your collection, his may be where the search ends The car was originally sold in Buffalo New York to a banker from Ohio as these weren't as easily found when they were new and he had 5 children. There is a pretty interesting narrative of the first owner history written by his son some years ago that goes with the car. There are also maintenance records from the original owner. The car was sold to several other owners including a former President of Packards International, ho owned it in the 80's and 90's. He called me last year and we talked about this car. I was told it was repainted and chrome restored while he owned it and was featured on pages 184-189 in the book "Packard the Pride", s well as on the cover of several magazines. I was also told it was judged at a national Packard event 1989 and scored 96 points where it took first place in class.

As far as the Body, t was repainted with a lacquer paint, not the same as original but it was you could still get lacquer paint. The chrome is in excellent condition, he pot metal parts have a couple of very minor blemishes and the stainless trim is very good. The panel alignment is great, he doors will all close themselves as designed. The glass is all good with the exception of 2 vent windows showing some delaminating starting. There are a few chips from being driven and the very bottom of the drivers rear door has a couple of blisters, hey've been there since he bought it in 2001. It has several rare factory options such as the fog lights, ack up lamp, indow rain guards and exhaust deflector. It has the beautiful Firestone reproduction tires, uby center hubcaps and matching front plate to finish off the elegant appearance.

Mechanically it has been serviced regularly and everything functions as designed except for the clock. The clutch was replaced Dec. 2012 with new seals in the transmission at the time. The master cylinder was replaced when it was discovered being the wrong one when the clutch was replaced. The speedometer wasn't working because of a bad cable so it was replaced and the head was rebuilt at the same time. The car showed 42K miles when it stopped working so it was rolled ahead to 47K when rebuilt by figuring his average use multiplied by the number of years it wasn't working so it should be real close. The valves were ground several years ago and new head gasket installed. The Electromatic clutch was serviced this year for a bad governor and adjusted. The temperature gauge was rebuilt this year also and the intake/exhaust gaskets were replaced including new studs in the block. The car drives excellent, he clutch will operate itself for shifting, he overdrive engages smoothly and drops out perfectly for passing and it idles so quiet you almost can't hear it running standing next to it.

The exterior of the car is very nice, t has an older paint job that was laid over a perfectly straight body, t shines well and only has a few small spots that have started to check a little. The chrome and stainless trim show very well, here are some small pits on the handles and other cast parts as expected on a car that is driven. The panel alignment is as it should be and I couldn't see any indications of rust issues or any prior collision damage. The glass is beautiful, o scratches and only a few tiny pits in the windshield. There are several factory accessories, actory fog lights, everse light, ind deflectors and the exhaust deflector that are very seldom seen on this model. In fact I was told this car is the only one known to have these fog lights and the widow shades. The tires are just a few years old and look almost new, he car is garaged of course. The wheel covers are near perfect. All exterior lights work perfectly as does the horn.

The interior is very presentable, lmost everything is original right down to the carpet. The cloth on the front seat back. There is some wear on the drivers armrest but it's minimal and the drivers side of the carpet has some discoloration from shoes over the years. The rear seats look almost new and the headliner is in very good condition. The faux wood shows well on the dash and doors. The steering wheel has a few small cracks developing but nothing serious, till very presentable. The horn, urn signals and both radios work well. All of the dash lights work, ll of the gauges as do all the switches. The windows roll up and down as they should and vent windows work well. The only other item not functioning is the clock but it's still right twice a day.

The car has NO rust issues, I've spent time under her and found nothing other than light surface patina. The car was sold new back east but definitely was well cared for because I know what cars that aren't look like since I'm originally from WI. I think I've covered everything, ut it's possible I missed something. I tried to show everything in the pictures and have additional pictures so send me your email address if you want to see something in more detail. The car is close by my shop so I can get any other pics you need if I don't already have them.

There is no Buy-It-Now, f you want to bypass the auction process please make an offer I can submit to the owner for approval. If your offer is acceptable a Buy-It-Now can be added for you, any of the auctions I do are completed that way. There is no interest in any trades, he owner is has more cars to keep up than and is reducing his collection currently. He has owned the car over 12 years now, e doesn't need to sell it.

I welcome inspections, he car is in Clovis, A, lose to my shop and can be viewed by appointment. The winning bidder will receive clear title California title for the car, he historical license plates and all the service records and owner history he posses. I can assist with arranging shipping to your location or make recommendations for shipping, f course it can be picked up in person after we have received funds. This car is located in Clovis, A.

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The winning bidder agrees to provide a $500 deposit within 24 hours of the close of the auction, he balance is due within 7 days. The balance is to be paid through a bank transfer. Please don't bid if your funds are not readily available, f you are applying for a loan please give the bank ample time for an inspection.

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While every effort is made to provide complete and accurate information regarding each vehicle being auctioned, idders are advised to rely upon their own research. I personally look at these vehicles and write these auction listings, also gather as much information from the car owner. My descriptions are as I see the car, t may differ from your opinion. I have over 30 years experience but as you, am human and it is possible for me to miss something. PLEASE ASK, our questions will be answered and if I don't know I will find out.

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On Aug-25-15 at 12:35:35 PDT, eller added the following information:

Neil, he past owner and past President of Packards International reminded me of two options I forgot to mention; the Goddess of Speed hood ornament and the rear antennae. He also corrected me, CCA gave it 98 points & a National first in 1989.