213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA
Lithia Springs, GA
Unique, rare, and intricately beautiful, this 1955 Packard Clipper Super Panama is one of those coupes that instantly draws you in with its appearance. That's why you won't believe the value price.
Just imagine cruising around in this distinctive hardtop. Packard was the true premier brand for the discerning wealthy crowd, and this one shows it off perfectly. The two-tone blue follows a factory-correct style. In fact, there's just something quite attractive about the metallic in the darker Ultramarine, and yet, there's also just the right hints of age around the car. So it feels both premium and vintage. That upper-class classic impression is also helped by good body lines, uniform gaps, and doors that close with confidence. Trim is used there in all the best ways. It separates the two colors, draws added attention to the pillarless hardtop profile, and even helps conceal the door handles. The thoughtfulness of the brightwork also extends to the front where Packard really did a fantastic job merging the wide chrome bumper and grille into an interlocking design. In the rear, it's a similar story with the bumper caps mimicking the tailfin curve. And you'll love the cool cruising style of the whitewall tires, rear fender skirts, and dual aerials.
Just like the exterior, the interior is vintage and premium. It's a two-tone blue and white that has really nice detailing. For example, the white in the seats have an attractive pleated pattern that's repeated in the side panels. Plus, the blue on the seats is done in a comfy cloth for where you sit. It has a great vintage style everywhere from the AM radio (for display) to the working courtesy lights. And did you notice how there's even the correct Packard Clipper insignia at the base of the seats? The dash still has its elegant sweeping panel that goes all the way across. You have all the controls at your fingertips, and just beyond the original-style wheel is a full set of original gauges.
Under the hood is the correct Packard/Clipper 320 cubic-inch V8. It looks great in the engine bay with the ultra-tidy setup that lets you see the bold red of the block and the big gloss black air grabber. Packards were always known for their robust powerplants, and the way this one fires up eagerly upholds that tradition nicely. You even get full control of the motor thanks to the classic column-shifted three-speed manual transmission. This is not the kind of car built to hot rod off the line, but you'll be pleasantly surprised at how much of a gentleman this premium V8 can be.
Packards are always a rare sight because they made so few of them. After all, this Clipper Super Panama may have cost as much as a premium Buick hardtop, but GM produced as many in a few weeks as Packard did all year. So if you want a terrific cruiser that's also likely the only one on the scene, call today!
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