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- Engine Size:
- Straight 8
- Transmission Type:
- 15,850 (Unknown)
- Atlanta, GA
Legendary Packard prestige and luxury made affordable was the 250's mission in 1951, and as this elegant, sporting convertible demonstrates, it's just as true today. Only 2572 Series 250 convertibles were built in 1951, making this a rare car with legendary straight-8 power and undeniable Packard presence.
The all-new 250 was designed to be a low-cost Packard, but everything's relative, as it still cost as much as a Cadillac in 1951. The styling was conservative as ever, but with a handsome, rounded look that would serve until 1956 when Packard merged with Studebaker in a last attempt to stay alive. Wearing period-appropriate white paint, this handsome convertible has a look that commands attention beyond your average Fords and Chevys and when parked next to a comparable Cadillac of the period, you can see where the money was spent. Bodywork is quite good, with straight bodywork and good panel alignment, suggesting that this car, like most Packards, lived an easy life with people who loved it. The finish is older and perhaps showing a few signs of age, but like a movie star who is aging gracefully, it would be an insult to try to make it better. Instead, it has a wonderful all-of-a-piece look and feel, from the traditional Packard grille up front to the optional chrome "fins" on the rear fenders.
The interior isn't entirely authentic, but they did work to get the look right using a combination of pleats and flat panels, and the upholstery is quite comfortable when the sun is overhead. Matching red door panels were created at the same time, and there's plenty of bright trim to make the Packard feel special inside. A big steering wheel frames three gauges with all the vitals and simple two-tone faces, as was the fashion in the early '50s. The shifter controls Packard's "Ultramatic" automatic transmission and operation feels quite modern, so getting this one out on the road is easy even for first-timers. The center stack houses the AM radio (not operational, which isn't surprising) and heater controls, proving that nothing much has changed in the past six decades. The upholstery is in very good condition with minimal wear, the carpets look quite good, and like the exterior, everything looks about the same age and condition so it's quite a pleasant place to spend some time. The black canvas convertible top is a new replacement unit, and it folds easily and seals up well enough to make this a no-fear car on tour. And there's a giant trunk that's as neatly finished as the interior and it includes a full-sized spare on a matching wire wheel.
Packard's bulletproof 327 cubic inch straight-8 is as smooth and torquey here as you'd expect. Thanks to a freshly rebuilt carburetor and tune-up, it starts with a muscular 8-cylinder burble and moves the car with an uncanny ease. The engine bay was obviously well-detailed when it was restored and shows signs of use today, but all of the original equipment is intact, from the oil bath air cleaner to the accessory orange oil filter canister on the side of the block. The Ultramatic automatic transmission shifts almost imperceptibly and this car gathers momentum so easily that you'll often find yourself going 10 MPH faster than you thought. The underside is clean with no signs that this car ever lived in the rust belt, and it appears to have a recent reproduction exhaust system that sounds right. Flashy wide whitewall radials on gorgeous chrome wire wheels add an expensive upscale look that suits this Packard just fine.
Hailing from the Truett Cathy collection, this pretty Packard offers performance and style in equal measure. Call today!
Why Sell With Streetside Classics?
Because we know classic cars and how to sell them. We provide the peace of mind that can only come from partnering with one of the largest classic car dealerships in the country. Our sales teams generate industry-leading sales volume per dealership and consistently win customer service awards in the process. We take out the hassles of selling privately and get you more money in your pocket than anywhere else. Come see why we are The Nation's Trusted Consignment Dealer.
Reasons to Consign With Us
- Top Consignment Dealer in the Nation
- Over 1200 Cars in Stock
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- Over 35 Cars SOLD/Month Per Showroom
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- Minimum Loan Amount - $10,000
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- Terms to 144 months
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After being in the collector-car business for a decade prior, Donna Robbins opened the doors to the first Streetside Classics showroom in Charlotte, NC in 2008. Armed with a customer-oriented business philosophy and a clear vision for success, she has since led Streetside Classics to an unrivaled sales volume that is currently among the best in the collector car industry.
With the most knowledgeable and professionally trained staff in the industry, we have expanded nationally and opened showrooms in many major U.S. markets. We operate under the principles of doing business fairly and with the understanding that our customers are the lifeblood of the business. Much of our success comes from the relationships formed with buyers and sellers around the world who have joined us on this incredible journey and made Streetside’s rapid growth possible.
Today, Streetside Classics is known as the Nation's Trusted Consignment Dealer; providing sellers and buyers alike with the peace of mind that only comes from partnering with one of the largest classic car dealerships in the country.
Terms & Conditions
Vehicle may be sold by Streetside Classics prior to the end of the auction. Streetside Classics reserves the right to end its auctions early or to cancel bids solely at its discretion and shall not be held liable for any such cancellation.
The winning bidder is required to contact Streetside Classics within 24 hours after the close of the auction to finalize the details of the transaction.
If winning bidder does not contact Streetside Classics and submit deposit within 24 hours of auction close, vehicle may be made available to the next highest bidder or another qualified buyer on a first come, first serve basis.
For balance of payment we will accept bank wire transfer (preferred), cashier’s check, or personal check (vehicle shipment will be delayed until check clears).
Streetside Classics has represented this vehicle to the best of its ability relying on information provided by the consignor/seller. Prospective bidders are encouraged to contact us directly to provide additional information or answer any questions.
Please be aware that all pre-owned vehicles, regardless of age, mileage, or manufacturer are subject to cosmetic wear and mechanical failure. Streetside Classics encourages bidders to have a personal inspection completed prior to delivery to help ensure your satisfaction. Third party inspections are encouraged and must take place prior to the purchase.
All vehicles are sold "AS IS" and with no warranties expressed or implied.
Final or winning bid price does not include shipping, tax, title, or registration fees. It is the purchaser's responsibility to provide for any state or local taxes and shipping expenses resulting from the sale.
We can assist you in delivery through our network of private and commercial carriers. Most of them can deliver the vehicle to your driveway. We assume no responsibility for damages or delays incurred once a vehicle is in a shipper's custody.
An additional documentation fee of $199 will be added to the purchase price at the time of sale.
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