Lot 37

2017   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2017

1952 Packard Patrician '400'

SOLD $50,600


$30,000 - $40,000| Without Reserve



Car Highlights

Fascinating Garage-Find Showing 1,314 Miles
Found in Extraordinary State of Preservation in 2016
Equipped with Original General “Super Squeegee” Tires
Never Before Shown or Displayed
Accompanied by Literature and Jack Still in its Original Packaging

Technical Specs

327 CID Thunderbolt Flathead Inline 8-Cylinder Engine
Carter Dual-Downdraft Carburetor
155 HP at 3,600 RPM
2-Speed Ultramatic Drive Transmission
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
Independent Parallelogram-Type Front Suspension with Coil Springs Live Rear Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note that this vehicle is titled by its engine number.

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The 1952 Patrician “400” was the most expensive standard Packard available, equipped with gorgeous upholstery and four chrome ports on the rear fenders. The preservation and extraordinary low mileage of this example illuminates just what they were like when new.

This Patrician was purchased in December 1951, in Fullerton, California, by a successful local farmer, WWII veteran and Packard aficionado who needed a four-passenger vehicle for taking his family to church. The tale of the 400, relayed to the consignor by a relative of the original owner, says the farmer proudly drove it to church every Sunday until one day finding the antenna had been broken off in the parking lot. Shocked, he took the Packard home and never drove it again. He would start and clean it, but the 400 did not leave his property until after his passing.

The preserved Packard was discovered by the consignor in 2016 and bought from the farmer’s estate with 1,312 miles on the odometer. The consignor carefully serviced the car only as needed to return it to running order. It retains its original “Super Squeegee” tires, jack, “Git Um” Dust Cloth, whisk broom, Travelite, and Magnetlite, each in original packaging, along with manuals, and letters to the original owner. We recommend the pleasure of closely inspecting this extraordinarily preserved Packard along with its accompanying items and literature.