This super rare and the last of the Packards was delivered to Mrs Hirschthal of Freeport, Long Island, New York as confirmed in the original invoice. Delivered in an elegant two-tone finish of Bluff Grey, one of 32 two-tone colour schemes available, the car features a 289-cubic inch V-8 with four-barrel carburettor developing 225 horsepower. Highly specked the options included Flightomatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, Twin Traction differential, whitewall tires, wheel discs, heater and defroster, radio and ariel, a rear speaker, windshield washers and undercoating. That Mrs Hirschthal also outfitted her car with plastic seat covers is the probable reason that the Packards original interior remains in stunningly beautiful vintage condition today. The car stored since 1969 when the odometer read only 20,800 miles , underwent a complete restoration, which included redoing the power train and brakes, upgraded concealed sound system, a new radiator and tires. In addition, all exterior chrome was refinished and the work was crowned with a gorgeous new two-tone paint job in the original colours. A very rare Packard with only 675 produced, this proud survivor from Packards final year exemplifies all the panache of the late fifties. Taxed and MOTed. Probably the best and lowest mileage example surviving anywhere in the world.
|Make||British Classic Cars|
|Category||British Classic Cars, Classic Cars, Packard, Rare Classic Makes|
|LHD / RHD|
|Private / Trade|
|No of views||2,019 total views|
|Advert placed on||July 1, 2014 12:39 am|