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BobPalma
01-07-2012, 09:26 PM
'Looks like this fella finally sold...for $16,000! Woo-hoo:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/stunning-restoration-and-amazing-1957-Packard-Clipper-just-51662-miles-sweet-/330659803236?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item4cfcdc3064

whacker
01-07-2012, 09:44 PM
Not only is it missing the supercharger, it is missing all of the supercharger parts, the mount, the air box, the pulleys, everything. It may not even have the original engine. If it is the original engine without the supercharger, it would be pretty low compression. Sure looks good though!

klifton1
01-07-2012, 09:47 PM
Notice the dash board in it also. I bid on it twice but didn't make the reserve.
Klif

58PackardWagon
01-07-2012, 10:41 PM
He should of sold it in one of his earlier auctions a few years ago. They ended a little higher. It would be nice to see the new owner update the interior to the correct cloth on the seats and doors, along with the correct carpet and dash. Still a very presentable car.

studegary
01-08-2012, 12:50 PM
This big time, commercial car dealer needs to employ a proofreader. On quick read of one paragraph; "ive, grill, chrom, handels, packard, clipper, apointments, wheel cover's, ..challenge your to find...".

Hawklover
01-08-2012, 12:53 PM
An excellent suggestion........why not broach the subject with him????
This big time, commercial car dealer needs to employ a proofreader. On quick read of one paragraph; "ive, grill, chrom, handels, packard, clipper, apointments, wheel cover's, ..challenge your to find...".

StudeMichael
01-08-2012, 07:33 PM
If it is the original engine without the supercharger, it would be pretty low compression. Sure looks good though!

The shop manual says there is no difference between the supercharged engine and the 289 non supercharged engine. It is only on Avanti that there are differences.

Jim B PEI
01-08-2012, 07:47 PM
Well, it is a very pretty and solid looking car, and yes ,he should have accepted earlier auctions higher dollars. Interior still is a lot more presentable, especially the dash, than a majority of 57-58 Packards, even if quite wrong

Wildly incorrect for a 57 as noted by the experts, BUT if you wanted a 58 Packard sedan that wasn't quite so...well, difficult...to really love, then a 57 with an ordinary President engine a la 1958 is quite a nice compromise. I like 58 Packards and Studebakers in a way that confirms that they are much much much nicer than 59 (or 60) Chevrolets for example, but I really like the 57 looks much better.

SN-60
01-08-2012, 10:06 PM
Anyone spot the supercharger-related part still on that engine?

Sam Ensley
01-08-2012, 11:25 PM
The tan-colored part of the dash was hideous. Surely, it looked better from the factory. I thought the rest of it looked pretty good. Since I am not familiar with how the original interior is supposed to look, it looked original enough to fool me.

BobPalma
01-09-2012, 08:13 AM
Anyone spot the supercharger-related part still on that engine?

'Can't see the fuel pump and it's difficult to see the front crankshaft pulley arrangement, but probably the front crankshaft pulley for the supercharger belt. People rarely take them off when they neuter a car like that. BP

SN-60
01-09-2012, 04:35 PM
Fan Spacer for blower belt clearance--GH item