1954 Packard Clipper

62,828 miles

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Chicago Car Club
Chicago, IL - View Seller
$8,200

Vehicle Info

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    Condition
    Used
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    Trim
    N/A
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    Mileage
    62,828 miles
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    Stock #
    EV723
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    Engine
    288ci I8 "Thunderbolt"
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    Transmission
    3Spd Manual
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    Drive Train
    N/A
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    Exterior Color
    Blue/Blue
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    Interior Color
    Blue
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    Fuel
    N/A

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1954 Packard Henney Junior Ambulance Original Paint & Excellent Patina Two-Tone Blue over Blue Extras – Stretcher, Cot, Oxygen Tanks, etc. 1 of 120 for '54, 1 of 500 Total! 62,828 Miles Non-Runner Engine: M201313 Serial: 5433-2123 Body: 20719 Model: 2733 Factory Order: 59758 So first off, what is it? In 1953 and 1954, Packard, in collaboration with Henney, offered what they called the Junior, a smaller, more budget-friendly counterpart to their line of long-wheelbase Professional cars [ambulances & hearses]. The standard Professionals had a 156 wheelbase; the Junior was quite a bit smaller, with a 127 wheelbase. So while still useful in professional services, it was slightly easier to navigate and, more importantly, easier to fit in a standard sized garage. Interestingly enough, Henney didn't realize the Junior's tremendous production costs until it was too late. It's been reported that on average, including both government deals and retail sales, Henney lost just over $300 on each Junior they sold. In today's money, that's about a $3,000 loss on every car! In order to combat the loss, Henney/Packard hiked Junior prices way up midway through production, from $3,333 to $4,333, which effectively killed the model. Junior production over the two-year run totaled just 500 units, roughly half of which were on government contract, the other half sold to the general public. This particular car, vehicle number 5433-2123, is one of just 120 units produced for 1954, and remains in staggeringly original condition. While this car has sat for some years, a city sticker on the windshield and accompanying registration documents show that it was most recently road legal here in Illinois in 2002, and had been in Colorado in the early 90s prior to that. Since 2002, the car sat stationary in the owner's garage alongside his other Henney Junior. The owner told us that the car ran five years ago, but we are lead to believe it was more like 8-10 years ago. Upon purchasing the car, we pulled the cylinder head and soaked the cylinders/pistons in Marvel Mystery Oil, put on wrench on there, and found cylinder #3 to be stuck. Upon finding this, we've decided to just sell it as-is, rather than making a project out of it. We've detailed the hell outta the car, and the interior looks really good, but the mechanical tending-to can be for the next guy to tackle. The Exterior: - Original paint throughout. Peeling in a number of areas, and with some serious patina on the hood and tops of the fenders. A beautiful, earned patina. - Chrome shows light oxidation. No big spots of rust, just little specs of oxidation throughout. Chrome is free of any through corrosion or significant damage. Polished trim pieces are much of the same, with some pitting but nothing more. - Light lenses are all clear and crack-free. Windshield has a partial crack at the bottom (see photo), and the passenger window has a vertical hairline crack. - Doors/trunk/hood all open and close as nice and smooth as only a Packard could. - Equipped with a beacon ray, no tunnel lights. The Interior: - Again, please defer to the photos and video. Interior, much like the exterior, is totally original and unrestored. Seats are in nice shape, but there is a burst seam on the driver's seat, along the front. Single rear jump seat is in great shape. The car will come with the cot, stretcher, and four oxygen tank kits. - While the car isn't currently running, we've tested the powered systems. Gauges are functional (haven't been able to test speedo, obviously), dash lights are functional, blower/fan is good, headlights, taillights, fogs, and rotating light on roof are all functional. Siren is functional as well. Starter is too. - Odometer reads 62,828 and is presumed accurate based on level of originality and overall wear. - Steering wheel is in good shape, with no cracks. Also has a suicide knob, which is a nice t

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4030 N Rockwell Street
Chicago, IL 60618

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