Lot 117 - 1957 Packard Clipper

Lot 117 - 1957 Packard Clipper

Lot 117 - 1957 Packard Clipper

Lot Number 117
Registration UK Taxes Paid
Result Sold - £11,154

When Packard’s Detroit, Michigan plant closed, the newly incorporated (1954) Studebaker-Packard company began the process of producing a new ‘Packard’ at Studebaker's South Bend, Indiana plant. The new Packard four-door saloon and station wagon were to be based on the Studebaker President. The original ‘Executive’ name was dropped and, from 1957, all styles bore the ‘Packard Clipper’ name. A cost-saving amalgam of components from the combined Studebaker and Packard parts bins with much of the borrowing done from the 1956 Clipper, the new cars managed to achieve a look of their own by sprouting all manner of fins, light clusters, and chrome trim. The general level of trim and finish was higher than that normally associated with Studebakers.

Imported into the UK earlier this year from a private middle eastern collection. This rare and superbly built left hand drive example is in very good condition and has clearly had huge amounts of money spent on it during its life. The electrics are all working as they should, and the interior and paintwork present very well showing little sign of age and new head lining and carpets have been fitted. . It also benefits from a recent and thorough recommissioning carried out by renowned classic car and race specialists Alan Mann Racing. Fitted with a factory supercharger the Clipper is reported to drive very well by the vendor. Offered with a foreign title and Nova document the Packard is ready to be registered here in the UK and enjoyed by its new custodian!

We are advised by the vendor that the Packard has been recommissioned, however the brakes will require further recommissioning before road use. The owner has some of the parts and also has the reference numbers to the remaining parts which are available to purchase online.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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