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1947 Packard Super Clipper price drop...

Discussion in 'Cars For Sale' started by theHIGHLANDER, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. theHIGHLANDER
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    City: Monroe

    State: Michigan
    Price: $24,500
    Likie it says, a 1947 Super Clipper. This is the big car on the 127" W.B. and the 9 main 356 engine with O/D. I dare you to find a rust hole. Yes, it really is that solid everywhere. The chrome is awesome, no pits, replated bumpers and headlight bezels but the rest is as perfect original as you could imagine. The paint is a mix of some original and some respray in places, has a few stains and a scratch or 3. The interior is new and proper wool, the right mix of materials for the seats, headliner and door panels, the carpet is also new. Sound deadener was used throughout when done as well. 5 new Silvertown radials, new brakes to include wheel cylinders, lines, shoes and master cylinder. New battery, new fuel pump and lines, fresh carb rebuild with ethanol safe parts. All the gauges work, the dash panel is crisp and clean but showing two bruises from a couple of medals or maybe vacuum accessories. The dash chrome is also free of pitting and would be welcome nearly as-is in the finest restoration (maybe refinish the silver painted area at best). All in all this is a stunning example of the fastest car you could buy in 1947, which is why I chose to advertise it here as well as among the 'usual suspects'. Drop the back end a wee bit, add skirts and maybe some 47 Caddy sombreros, instant custom. Look at the pictures and don't hesitate to ask questions. It's not perfect, but the price should tell you that if you have any knowledge of this era senior Packard. As to the car's needs I'd like to see it get a new wiring harness but it's functional and safe. For right now the exhaust is a little loud, that might change soon. The overdrive works in both 2nd and 3rd gears like it's supposed to. It shifts smooth and positive, cruises at 55-60 with no strain at all, I've in fact had it up to 70+ with more to go, but it is a 47 and is going to corner or handle as such. Lights, turn signals, gauges, etc, all working. This car was part of the Harrah's Collection in Reno decades ago and has a certificate stating that. If it means anything to you, it's also recognized as a CCCA Classic. If it hangs around too long I'm liable to keep it so please save me from myself! :cool: I'm always open to sincere offers and reasonable delivery is possible too.
    As always, you can PM here or:
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    734 637 1421 text is ok but I welcome old fashioned conversation too, just leave a msg if I miss your call and I'll return call asap Thanks in advance, enjoy... 069.jpg 070.jpg 071.jpg 072.jpg 073.jpg 074.jpg 075.jpg 054.jpg 056.jpg
     
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  2. theHIGHLANDER
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    Not opposed to a partial trade. Nothing 'even', can't trade up, no projects please. A postwar pickup as partial trade if it's a runner/driver up to about 1957-58. Thanks again...
     
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  3. theHIGHLANDER
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    I have a genuine feeling this car ends up in the hands of "one of our own", as in HAMB brethren. It runs and drives so well I'm sure to miss this once it's sold. Mrs Highlander wants a truck so I'd listen to a trade in that direction. Have a preference for a driver quality 57-9 Ford short box, maybe a 48-52 F-1. No "street rod" versions, prefer a running reliable "farm fresh" version. Would consider some Chevy models, but no AD style truck please. 41-46 or 55-58, again "farm fresh" driver vs finished, no major projects please, up to 1/3 my asking price and always negotiable. Thanks again...
     
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    Ok, it's one thing to talk about condition and even extend invitations to look. It's a whole different thing to offer a pictorial version. I'm open to real offers on this one. Consider the costs NOT involved in the experience, and in fact 2 of the highest costs like upholstery and chrome plating. Take a peek at the rocker panels, door edges, frame, inner fenders, floors. Look close at the chrome, especially the dash parts in all their diecast near perfect detail. Much of that ends up "washed away" when replated and that particular plating is the most painful to the wallet. Enjoy the pics, and if there's any real interest these may help in deciding. The pictures are nice and big, high res, click on em and blow em up to see just how right it all is. IMG_20161029_152151285_HDR.jpg IMG_20161029_152214971.jpg IMG_20161029_152245768.jpg IMG_20161029_152009550_HDR.jpg IMG_20161029_152037567.jpg IMG_20161029_152051953.jpg IMG_20161029_152108690.jpg IMG_20161029_151351692.jpg IMG_20161029_151433890.jpg IMG_20161029_151538971.jpg IMG_20161029_151600748.jpg IMG_20161029_151646833.jpg IMG_20161029_151733665.jpg IMG_20161029_151801695.jpg IMG_20161029_151828736.jpg IMG_20161029_151059684.jpg IMG_20161029_151125682_HDR.jpg
    More pictures, starting with one in front of a genuine "Craftsman" house from the 40s just for the mood. Color removed, of course...
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    Cruising a country road at 45 MPH, note the oil pressure, temp, amps, and again the exceptional condition of the interior diecast.
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    And last, some seasonal photos. Can you see yourself and friends or family piling in for a color tour or late season rod/custom event? Sure you can...
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  5. theHIGHLANDER
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    Awesome custom cruiser. Freeway speeds, rides like your living room sofa, and how about that devilish 50 degree rake on the windshield? Make a reasonable and respectable offer and it might be yours.
     
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  7. theHIGHLANDER
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    Took her out for a ride Sun the 12th. Damn I miss this car, ran like it should, maybe better, got her up to 70 MPH with little to no effort, back down to 60 or so and smiled all the way. Please save me from myself!
     
  8. theHIGHLANDER
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    You know you want it. I won't tell, come n get it. make it look like this...
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  9. theHIGHLANDER
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    This car will be at Hershey in the Orange Field or seen running around town through the week.
     
  10. theHIGHLANDER
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    Merry Christmas! Just the factory custom you need for the holidays!
     
  11. theHIGHLANDER
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    Just to show it's not the stodgy old man car some think it is. Kool, Darrin DNA, wider than it is low, plenty of power. And...
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    It's not all "pinkies up".
     
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  12. theHIGHLANDER
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    I can't believe I still have it...
     
  13. theHIGHLANDER
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    This could be you. Skirt it, Sombreros, done. As always, sincere offers welcome.
     

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