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1955 Packard Patrician four door sedan, the pinicle of mid-century luxury. This car is an engineering marvel - power everything and the only car ever made in history with full torsion bar suspension. No car rides like this one.

The Good:
- absolutely zero rust on the underside. There is some old bondo that needs attention on the body here and there (it was repainted in the 70s)
- brand new carburetor
- rebuilt alternator
-rebuilt transmission 5000 miles ago
- recored radiator and heater core
- tires only have about 5000 miles on them
- generally in great shape; the interior is quite nice.
- most of the car functions as it should; it runs and stops fine.
- the chrome is rather good.
- electric wipers
- only 64000 original miles on it


The Bad:
- the driver's window is cracked. (The integrity of it is fine, so I left it as it was)
- as stated above, there are few spots where the body was previously bondoed that need to be redone. You'd never notice at 20 feet.
- the headlining needs to be replaced, as it sags in the back (a brand new one comes with the car)
- here's the big issue: the Twin Ultramatic was known for being a poor design. It took eight months to rebuild the transmission after I bought it, and now reverse gear has stopped working. It is likely a simple fix, but I've not the time to pull the pan and see. If I do get around to fixing it, I'll place notice here and the price will increase respectively.
TO REPEAT: it currently drives forward as it should, but cannot drive in reverse.
- the hydraulic lifters are noisy on the left side of the engine. I replaced the lifters on the right bank when I had the head off recently. The engine runs fine, but sometimes you can hear the lifters clicking. (Replacement lifters I found go with the car)
- the ammeter doesn't work

These cars are rare, and the last true Packards made. Truly a delight to drive, and even in its old paint never fails to bring smiles wherever it goes.

Make and Model
TypeClassic Cars
Year1955
MakePackard
ModelPatrician
Series
Mileage and Type
Mileage64000
TitleClear
VINAMS21901
Stock #AMS21901
Exterior / Interior
Body StyleSedan
Doors4
Exterior Color
Interior Color
Interior Material
Mechanics
Engine
Cylinders8
Drivetrain
TransmissionAutomatic
Fuel TypeGas
Fuel EconomyCity / Highway

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