1955 55 Packard Patrician V8 352 Automatic
1955 Packard Patrician 4 door
|Item location:||Portland, Oregon, United States|
Description for Packard Patrician 1955
1955 Packard Patrician
4 door, 12 volt, positive grounded, automatic transmission, 352 v8
Bought her out of a parking lot overrun by blackberry vines.
The block was frozen with about 72k miles and tags that expired in the 70s,
Dropped the fuel tank & sent the tank to for refurbishment.
They put the wrong sending unit in the tank, but it works (empty at about 1/4 tank)
Purchased a 1955 Packard Clipper that run/drove as donor.
Replaced the carb with a modern Edelbrock
replaced vacuum advance
rebuilt power steering system
rebuilt the brake system
replaced fuel pump
replaced water pump
replaced entire exhaust system
I drove it on & off (mostly off) four or five years ago & parked it. Starting it & driving it around the block every couple of months. When I started it to run her three summers ago, the entire cooling system dumped onto the floor in the garage. The mechanic that did my work had moved. Hopefully, it is just a hose, but it might be the replaced water pump
Rear door latches only work part of the time, so the doors sometimes won't stay shut
Horn ring broken, dash pad cracked
Seat warmer looks like it had a fire on the passenger side, so I don't suggest using them until they have been run through.
Auto-Leveling system not working (I didn't even look at it when I had work done)
When the work was done on the front end, the front passenger door no longer opens all the way (it binds on the front quarter panel and only opens about 12")
I cannot find the title, so it will be sold with a bill of sale.
She has some surface rust and some of the trim stainless needs to be straightened. The flashing below the front bumper has some dents on the driver side. No cancer or serious rust. Pretty straight & clean for her age.
It has been garaged for most of the time I have owned her, but I need the room & it is in the driveway now. I think I've got about $10-12k into her and I understand that I will never get what I have into her back out, so make me an offer. I have some extra parts down at my warehouse & would be willing to include them if the price is right (front/rear bumpers, extra tranny, Clipper dash and trim stainless + the frozen block)
Thanks for looking, Shonn