With a 359 cubic-inch engine that features a 4-barrel carburetor and aluminum HC head, this car is the last of the Packard straight eights.
Only 836 convertibles were produced in the 1954 model year, this being the last run of the famous Packard Straight 8. This car has the driver advantages of a 3-speed overdrive transmission and roll-up windows.
The 1953 and 1954 versions had a conventional spare wheel fixed atop the rear bumper pan. A hood scoop gave the vehicle a sporty persona, while wire-spoke wheels gave it a hint of European styling.
Weighing in at 4,290 lbs and with a wheelbase of 122-inches, the 1954 Packard convertible was an imposing motorcar. Evolved from the 1951 models, the 1954 cars could be distinguished from the 1953 cars by the adoption of new 'horn rimmed' headlights and re-designed tail lamps.
The factory price of this car was $3,935.
This car was restored by the current owner and an associate over a five year period.