Rare 1941 Packard Clipper -- PRICED TO SELL!

1941 Packard Clipper

Technical specifications of Packard Clipper 1941

Price: US $6,250.00
Condition: Used
Item location: Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, United States
Make: Packard
Model: Clipper
Type: Sedan
Year: 1941
Mileage: 76,000
VIN: D4038890
Color: Burgundy
Engine size: Straight 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

Lost my storage for this solid, 75%-restored car -- need it gone by Labor Day!
This car wasamong the first 25% of Clippers to be produced, in early May 1941. It was extensively refurbished in the early 1990s and was shown locally around the Tidewater region of Virginia. Unfortunately, when its owner died, his heir let the car sit in his driveway under a plastic tarp for some 12 years.
Since acquiring it in Spring 2013 I have revived the engine, had the brakes, radiator, fuel system, and wiring professionally reconditioned, replaced everything that needed it (such as the horns) with good used or NOS components, and repainted the body nicely in the year-available color Laguna Maroon. I've replaced the dried-out plastic steering wheel with a matching original, and replaced the fried old dash plastic with high-quality -- and expensive -- reproductions.

The door upholstery panels and seats are still in good shape from the prior restoration, however the car still needs a headliner, carpets, trunk mat, and rubber door & trunk seals. The orig. radio and heater are in place, but not wired-up (6v) or tested. I have the orig. clock and r/view mirror. I recentlyinstalled a mix of commercial radial tireson the rear and passenger-type blackwall radials up front. Spare wheel comes with.

All bumper guards, exterior trim pieces, and garnish moldings not currently on itcome withthe car.

Thevoltage regulator failed last month, but I throw in a good one I simply have not had a chance to install.The car ran and drove fine just prior to that. Battery is good; may need a headlight. Gauge hookupsneed attention (likely a grounding issue), but oil pressure & water temp are fine. Gas gauge n/f -- it's the sending unit.

This isn't an immediateshow-winner again, but if you want a driver, you're looking at a couple of weekends' effort tomake it one.
Clear VA title in my name.

You'll get all my restoration records, and with afull-pricepurchase I will throw in all the manuals.

Vehicle is garaged in Phoenixville, PA, 19460. Showings by appointment on 9 and 10 August, 2018. Must pick up by 2 September!

Introduced in April 1941, the Clipper was Packard's first design to deliberately target a market niche that was relatively new to the company -- the upper mid-priced segment. It was also Packard's first try at streamlining its non-coachbuilt cars - note the front fenders that "fade" into the doors, the concealed running boards, and the bustle-type rear end treatment.
This eye-catching design came only as a sedan at first, and was both the lowest and widest car in its class on the market. They sold fast. For 1942 and in the immediate postwar years all Packards -- except for a handful that relied upon special tooling -- had the Clipper styling. Thus ended the reign of the elegant but visually dated "traditional" Packards with their tall, flat grilles, square roofs, bolted-on fenders, and exposed running boards.

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