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For sale on Craigslist: 1955 Packard Patrician 4-Door Sedan in Eugene, OR  -  $10,000  -  Call or text:  631 972 56 three five

 

Link: https://eugene.craigslist.org/cto/d/eugene-1955-packard-patrician/7272187249.html

 

Seller's Description:

1955 Packard Patrician 4-Door Sedan

  • VIN: 55821939
  • condition: good
  • cylinders: 8 cylinders
  • transmission: automatic

Here we have a 1955 Packard Patrician for sale. There are a lot of fun and interesting features this car has, especially for it's time. I bet you can't think of another car from '55 that has power windows, I know I sure can't. It also has a torsion level suspension system. Do ya know what that is? Because I sure didn't until I looked it up. If you want to know more about the suspension I definitely recommend letting the man in denim tell you here https://www.thedrive.com/news/36391/let-jay-leno-tell-you-why-packard-made-the-worlds-best-suspension-in-1955.
The car is in very good shape especially considering it's age. Interior is all original, paint was redone a number of years ago to the factory colors, nearly the entire brake system has been worked on. This thing is ready to cruise all the way to the gas station and beyond! I take it out every weekend and it hasn't given me any trouble and gets all the looks (and ladies) you could want. You can almost guarantee you will be the only one with a Packard anywhere you go!
The Good:

  • Reliability
  • Supportive Community
  • Style
  • Power steering
  • Power windows
  • Room for 6 (not including trunk)
  • Recent brake work
  • Runs & Drives with ease

The Bad:

  • The power steering has a very slight leak, nothing too crazy but definitely worth keeping an eye on
  • Speedometer broke, like the needle itself
  • Speedometer cable needs lubrication
  • Radio doesn't work, may just need to be properly hooked up

The Ugly:
Very MINOR rust spots. It's mostly paint bubbling (Close-ups pictured here:  https://imgur.com/a/vfBtfiA )
Interior could be in better shape but it's definitely not bad considering it is original


Call or text any time and I will get back to you when I can.

 

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The car is very striking, especially for something in that price range. Not perfect, but pretty presentable from what I see.

 

However, the seller says, "I bet you can't think of another car from '55 that has power windows, I know I sure can't. "

You could get power windows and seats in a lowly Ford a year earlier in '54...and maybe even earlier than that. I'm sure Lincolns and Cadillacs had that option back then, and probably several other American makes.

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Power windows were widely available in 1955.  Packard had power windows in 1940.  Seller seems to assume everyone is as ignorant as he.  The torsion-levelling suspension was a Packard exclusive.  That is a nice original interior.

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  • 6T-FinSeeker changed the title to For Sale: 1955 Packard Patrician - Luxurious and powerful - Eugene, OR - Not Mine - 2/17 Ad Deleted
  • 6T-FinSeeker changed the title to For Sale: 1955 Packard Patrician - Luxurious and powerful - Eugene, OR - Not Mine - 2/17 Ad Deleted - 5/20 Flipping
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On 5/20, approximately, Las Vegas Buyer listed the car for sale on OfferUp for $16,000.

Mileage now: 64,746   Mileage on 2/4: 63,919

 

Link to 9/4 relist: https://offerup.com/item/detail/1268165369/1955-Packard-Patrician

 

Must be a member of OfferUp to access Seller's contact information.

 

Seller's Description:

1955 Packard Patrician

  • Condition: Good

The car is in very good shape especially considering it's age. Interior is all original, paint was redone a number of years ago to the factory colors, nearly the entire brake system has been worked on.

The Good: Reliability Supportive Community Style Power steering Power windows Room for 6 (not including trunk) Recent brake work Runs & Drives with ease

The Bad: The power steering has a very slight leak, nothing too crazy but definitely worth keeping an eye on Radio doesn't work, may just need to be properly hooked up

The Ugly: Very MINOR rust spots. It's mostly paint bubbling

 

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  • 6T-FinSeeker changed the title to For Sale: 1955 Packard Patrician - Luxurious & powerful - Eugene, OR - Not Mine - 2/17 Deleted - 7/20 Flipping
On 7/23/2021 at 1:38 PM, m-mman said:

Looks like the needle in the speedometer broke off sometime between the two listings(?) 

That is mentioned in the original ad, which is very similar except for the 60% increase in price. 

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3 hours ago, B Jake Moran said:

That is mentioned in the original ad, which is very similar except for the 60% increase in price. 

 

Jake, it may be a 100% increase in price.

The original asking price was $10,000, but the

flipper may have negotiated down, perhaps to

$8000 or $9000.

 

I think my rule often applies:

Dealer Price /2  =  Realistic Price

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