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1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper Eight

Chassis number : 2151-3026

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High bid of $27,500 at 2014 Motor City Auction by RM Auctions. (did not sell)
Packard, like most manufacturers, was forced to being post-war production with a revised version of a pre-war design, which remained in production for three years while a fully 'new' car was being developed.

Packard's Clipper model was introduced in 1941 and had styling input from stylist Howard 'Dutch' Darrin. It was a competitor of the Cadillac Series 60 Special.

Packard re-designed its entire line around the Clipper. The extended wheelbase versions rested on a 148-inch platform with coachwork by the Henney Motor Company, of Freeport, Illinois, Packard's long-serving builder of ambulances and limousines. These cars were finished with the finest materials, including broadcloth upholstery, Mosstred carpeting, and Art Moderne wood-grain and Bakelite trim.

Seven-passenger production remained low and are currently recognized as Full Classics by the Classic Car Club of America.

This particular example was delivered new by Sewickley Sales and Service, located at the corner of Ohio River Road and Chestnut Street in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, on May 29, 1947. It is finished in Packard Blue and Lowell Gray, with a broadcloth interior. The odometer shows 60,545 miles which may well be actual mileage from new. It has chrome wheel covers, folding jump seats, working courtesy lights, a heater, and a radio that can be controlled from both the front and rear seats.

It has its original parts book and service manual, as well as a copy of the operation and care manual, a lubrication diagram, and the original jack, which is still present in the trunk, alongside a correct spare.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2014

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2015 RM Sotheby's : Motor City Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $30,000-USD $40,000 
Lot was not sold

2014 Motor City Auction by RM Auctions

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $40,000-USD $60,000 
High Bid (Lot was not sold)
USD $27,500

1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper Eight Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Packard Custom Super Clipper Eight

(Data based on Model Year 1947 sales)
1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper Eight Touring Sedan
Chassis#: 21224068
Sold for USD$22,700
  2022 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Auburn Auction
 
1947 Packard Eight Custom Super Clipper Limousine
Chassis#: 2150-2736
Sold for USD$20,279
  2019 The Saragga Collection
 
1947 Packard Eight Custom Super Clipper Club Sedan
Sold for USD$52,800
  2019 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper
Chassis#: 21226676
Sold for USD$9,520
  2019 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours
 
1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper Sedan
Chassis#: 2122-7467
Sold for USD$25,850
  2018 RM Sothebys : Auburn Spring
 
1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper Seven-Passenger Sedan
Sold for USD$30,800
  2017 Auctions America : Auburn Fall
 
1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper Speedster
Sold for USD$45,000
  2017 Auctions America : Auburn Fall
 
1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper Seven-Passenger Sedan
Sold for USD$19,525
  2017 Auctions America : Fort Lauderdale
 
1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper 8 Four-Door Sedan
Sold for USD$15,400
  2016 Auctions America : Auburn Fall
 
1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper 8 Sedan
Sold for USD$19,800
  2016 Auctions America : Auburn Spring
 
1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper 8 Sedan
Sold for USD$22,000
  2015 Auctions America - Fort Lauderdale
 
1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper
Sold for USD$28,000
  2015 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1947 PACKARD CLIPPER LIMOUSINE
Sold for USD$35,000
  2014 Mecum - Kansas City
 
1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper
Sold for USD$34,100
  2012 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper Series 2106 Touring Sedan
Sold for USD$32,500
  2008 Leake Auctions - Tulsa - 36th Annual - QuikTrip Center
 
1947 Packard Custom 8 Fastback Coupe
Sold for USD$42,900
  2003 Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall
 
1947 Packard Custom Eight Speedster
Sold for USD$51,700
  2003 JEM Museum Collection
 
1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper Limo
Sold for USD$12,650
  2002 Michigan Fall Classic Car Auction - The Kughn Collection
 

Packard Custom Super Clipper Eights That Failed To Sell At Auction

1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper Eight's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1947 Packard Super Clipper212281052021 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Enthusiast Auction   
1947 PACKARD CUSTOM SUPER 8 SEDAN 2018 McCormick's # 65$16,000  
1947 Packard Clipper Limousine Custom165020062018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall   
1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper Seven-Passenger Sedan by Henney2151-30262015 RM Sotheby's : Motor City Auction $30,000$40,000
1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper 8 Limousine 2014 Auctions America Auburn Fall$40,000  
1947 Packard Clipper Super 8 Sedan 2014 Auctions America Auburn Fall$20,000  
1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper Seven-Passenger Sedan by Henney2151-30262014 Motor City Auction by RM Auctions$27,500$40,000$60,000
1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper Eight Sedan 2013 Auctions America Auburn Fall$22,500  
1947 Packard Eight Clipper Coupe (RHD) 2012 2012 Shannons Melbourne Summer Classic Auction $42,000$52,000

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