1947 Packard Clipper

Packard had introduced the two-door fastback Club Sedan body style in 1942, a sleek, streamlined acknowledgment of modern aerodynamics that was overshadowed by the looming World War II. During the war the Senior Packards' body dies were sold to Joe Stalin's Russia and the company concentrated on the Clipper in the postwar years, producing both six- and eight-cylinder versions, but only rarely seen in the attractive fastback 2-door body. This 1947 Packard Custom Clipper Eight Club Sedan is an example of only two models available in this series, Packard's top of the line for 1947. Powered by Packard's 356 cubic inch inline eight-cylinder engine, it has Electromaticc clutch activation and automatic overdrive as well as a clock, radio, heater, fog lights, grille guard, wide whitewalls, fender skirts, hubcaps, and trim rings. Importantly, this series Packard is eligible for recognition as a Full Classic (tm) by the Classic Car Club of America and is a 'Milestone' car. It has been treated to a comprehensive body off the frame restoration and is beautifully done throughout in rich but subtle colors of deep blue with blue wool broadcloth upholstery. The wood grain interior trim is particularly rich and finely detailed, giving the car the aura of a finely paneled drawing room. The restoration was completed to showroom standards, with details under the hood and chassis to production standards and appearance. The fastback Club Sedan body style is the best looking body treatment among Packard's early postwar redesigns, its fastback rear deck blending smoothly and attractively with the teardrop-style rear fenders. It will draw admiring looks wherever it appears, and deserves them.

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