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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.

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TypeClassic Cars
Mileage and Type
Stock #AMS21901
Exterior / Interior
Body StyleSedan
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Fuel TypeGas
Fuel EconomyCity / Highway

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