1957 Packard Clipper
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For 1957, only 4,809 Clipper models were produced, with 869 of those being Country Sedans.
This example was acquired by the current owner in August of 2009. The prior owner acquired it in mid-2008 from Art Astor of California. While in Mr. Astor's ownership, the car was treated to a cosmetic restoration with the majority of the chrome and brightwork refinished. The interior features gold leather upholstery with black and white cloth inserts, complemented by gold carpeting. Factory options include power steering, power brakes and a power driver's seat, plus a radio, clock, heater and defroster. Accessory boost and oil pressure monitor the powerful supercharged V-8 engine, while a roof rack, dual radio antennas and wide whitewall tires with refinished wheel discs complete the exterior.
In 2011, the car was offered for sale at the St. John auction presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $50,000 - $75,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car was sold for the sum of $60,500, including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2011
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|Auction||RM Auctions - The Astor Collection|
|Auction||RM Auctions - Concours d'Elegance at St. Johns|
|RM Auctions - Concours d'Elegance at St. Johns||1957-1976|