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1953 Packard Patrician

Make/Model: Packard Patrician
Year: 1953
Owner: Billy Claytor
Original Price: $3,740

About the 1953 Packard Patrician

The Packard Patrician is an automobile which was built by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan, from model years 1951 through the 1956. During its six years in production, the Patrician was built in Packard’s Detroit facilities on East Grand Boulevard. The word “patrician” is Latin for a ruling class in Ancient Rome. It was the last “senior level” Packard until production ended in 1958.

The Patrician was the last of the “senior Packards” and was briefly available as an extended length limousine for 1953 and 1954 called the Corporate Executive which found few buyers.

1953 Packard Patrician | Miles Through Time
For 1953, the Patrician used the same 327-cubic-inch (5,360 cc) 9-main bearing straight eight engine that was used for 1951 and 1952 but for the first time added a four barrel carburetor for an increase in power. A general description implies that all Patrician models were fitted out with standard equipment when in fact they could be built to order. If a customer wanted a manual transmission then that is what he or she would be given by the factory.

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