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1952 Packard “Mayfair” w/ Deluxe Trim

$37,899

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  • $37,899
  • Body Type: Coupe , Coupe
  • Year Built: 1952
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Fuel Type: Gas
  • Ext color: IVORY/BLACK
  • Int color: IVORY/BLACK

This Packard 250 with Deluxe options has undergone a complete nut and bolt, frame off restoration inside and out.  Only limited modifications were made to the original with the addition of a GM 700R4, 4 speed automatic transmission, adjustable rear suspension, change to 12V., and powder coated frame.  Fresh chrome on bumpers and grill, paint match the original Ivory and Black, rebuilt cooling system, brakes, suspension.

  • 327 cu in (5.4 L) I8 (250 series) completely rebuilt

The 1951 & 1952 model Packards, offered the 200 and the 250 as their “junior” series cars, and were separated from the Packard 300 and Packard Patrician 400   models by their shorter wheelbases (122 in or 3,100 mm versus 127 in or 3,230 mm) and lesser trim appointments.  However, dealers often would add options to create a Deluxe trim level, which included chrome wheel rings, white-wall tires, and wheel covers.

Items which have since become standard to the auto industry since the late 1960s such as heater, radio, tinted glass, carpeting, etc., were all optional on the Packard, as well as other premium cars during that era. Packard also became the first car-maker to offer power-brakes in 1951.

While Packard’s overall sales for 1951 were over 100,000 units, too many of the units sold were low-line models in the 200 and 250 series. Senior Packards – the traditional prewar niche that Packard ruled in the 1920s and 1930s – offered during 1951 and 1952 were only available as two models, the 300 and the Patrician 400, both of which were only available in a single body type, the four-door sedan.

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