1996 Totcky Award Winner
Submitted by Nell O.
The car was driven home but the brakes faded as we reached our destination so brake work was in order as was some upholstery work, some re-chroming of the brightwork, and a new coat of paint in the original Packard Ivory (top)/ Polaris Blue (bottom). We completed it with a new set of wide whitewall tires.
The '53 Packard cost $2,695 when new and is one of 26,027 4-doors produced. It has Packard's Ultramatic automatic transmission, power steering, and power brakes and is powered by a 160 hp 327 cu. in. flathead eight Packard Thunderbolt engine.
With a new coat of paint, we believe this classic is a sharp car! As does the previous owner…he has visited us several times to see the work we put into the car.