• June 29, 2015

1953 Packard Patrician

1953 Packard Patrician

1953 Packard Patrician Automobile Driving Museum

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Body Style: 4 door sedan
Factory Price: $3,740
Production: Total production 90, 270, Patricians 7,456
Weight: 4,190 lbs
Engine: Straight 8 L-head
Horse Power: 180 @ 4,000 rpm
Cubic Inches: 327
Wheel Base: 127 in
Transmission: Automatic Ultramatic
Brakes: 4 wheel hydraulic


[column grid=”2″ span=”1″] In 1952 Hugh Ferry the president of Packard Motor Car Company stepped down. James J. Nance, famed market-wise hotshot from Hotpoint, was selected as president to turn Packard around. Packard was producing at only 50% capacity. Nance saw that Packard was doomed.

Like a tornado Nance aggressively sought new military contracts, separated the line into the mid-priced Clipper and the luxury line Patricians, and introduced the 1953 Caribbeans. In 1954 Packard merged with Studebaker. The Packard brand ended in 1958.