1948 Packard Henney Hearse

1948 Packard

Make: Packard
SubModel: Henney
Type: Hearse
Year: 1948
Mileage: 1100
VIN: 22132886
Color: Blue
Engine: Chevy 350 V8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Gray
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Watsonville, California, United States
Extras
Power Windows
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Description for Packard 1948

1948 Packard~Henney "Frankenstein" Hearse (Manual Nu-3-Way)
Features
  • Chevy 350 V8 Engine
  • THM400 Automatic Transmission
  • New Tilt Steering Column
  • Power Brakes
  • Vintage Air Heater/Defroster
  • Power Steering (Chevy pump & Isuzu gear box)
  • New Electrical
  • Rear & Right Front Mounted Cameras With 7" Viewing Screen
  • Walker Radiator With Electric Fan
  • Modern Instrumentation
  • "Chopped" Casket on Sliding Track
  • Rear Air Shocks (Manual)
  • Rebuilt Front Packard Lever-Action Shocks
  • Rebuilt Front Packard Suspension
  • Front Disc Brake Conversion
  • Professionally Cleaned/Sealed Fuel Tank With Auxiliary Electric Fuel Pump
  • 1964 Chevy Truck Rear End
  • Carpeted & Upholstered 10 Years Ago
  • Power Front Windows
  • Floor Shifter (Automatic)
  • Exhaust Lake/Side Pipes
  • New Window Glass -Except Rear Door Window
  • Powder Coated Front/Rear Bumpers
Flaws
  • Rear window is Lexan -NOT Glass. Original, curved, window was lost decades ago. The are scratches and some sun damage.
  • Yes... I know the Landau bars are on backwards.
  • All doors are NOT weather sealed.
  • Hood can be lifted from either passenger or driver side, but tends to stick if opening from passenger side.
  • There is NO windshield wiper motor. There is an electric motor available on the market if you later need it.
  • Passenger front door window stopped working and is in the closed position. Front door windows are the ONLY windows that open.
  • At some point in the cars history, the right side was badly damaged -causing the right rear door to stick out a bit.
  • There is still some original lead filler used on the body.
  • For those wondering... YES, there is some issues with cancer/rust. I've recently had the entire roof professionally sand blasted and sealed to the tune of $1000.
  • Though the car is painted and upholstered, it did NOT go through a frame-off restoration.

This Packard is looking for a new home and caring owner. It has had a rough life over it's 70 years. It spent quite some time weathering away in a field before the previous owner transported it to a storage facility. Before that, the car was partially gutted to be repurposed as a ??. There are rust issues -as is common with vehicles of this age that spend time outdoors. It eats car covers and won't fit most garages. Putting it back on the road mostly involved parts from a 1964 Chevy truck, an Isuzu Trooper, Dodge van, and whatever I could scavenge at auto shows and swap meets. This was a "home build" and NOT a "frame-off" restoration. The car runs and drives well, but have never driven more that 50 miles from home. Cameras have been added to the right front fender and rear bumper to cover blind spots. If you have any questions, PLEASE do not hesitate to contact me BEFORE bidding. Being sold "as-is" with no warranty expressed or implied.