Extremely rare, highly original and exceptionally well maintained all aptly describe this 1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper Eight Limousine. Packard delivered only 1,790 extended 148" wheelbase automobiles in 1947, a year which saw production of Packard's one-millionth automobile, an important milestone for a limited production, luxury auto maker. The Clipper full envelope body style translated tastefully to the extended wheelbase chassis, especially with the tall, narrow Packard radiator grille flanked by five horizontal chrome accents on the front fenders. This rare example is basically original and unrestored, even the paint which may also be the original coating applied at the Packard factory. The interior has a rollup divider window, radio, heater, jump seats, rear compartment footrest and center armrest, opening rear quarter windows, sliding assist straps, lap robe rail and clock. There are two radios, one in the front and another in the rear on the division. Wide whitewall tires, large hubcaps, trim rings, backup lights and fog lights accent the exterior. While some of the chrome is weak and the paint exhibits checking and buff-through in places the overall condition, and preservation, is very strong and the bodywork is straight and sound. The exterior is finished in sober black with black leather front seat and beige cloth throughout the rear. The upholstery and rear compartment trim are unusually and tastefully detailed. The postwar Packard Custom Super Clipper Eights is accepted by the Classic Car Club of America as a Full Classic (tm) and this imposing, elegant, highly original limousine would be enthusiastically welcomed in CCCA events.
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