1954 Packard Convertible – fully restored
1954 Packard Convertible: Luxury and Reliability
All one needs to do is listen (if you can hear it) to this Packard’s engine to know why our ’54 convertible was one of America’s premier cars. Quiet running, smartly styled, elegant interior, smooth to drive: that’s what made them “the car of choice” of the rich and famous.
Restored and Pampered
This 1954 Packard convertible was the owners’ pride and joy:
- Dependable straight 8 cylinder engine;
- Automatic transmission
- Complete repaint in Chariot Red;
- Excellent leather interior;
- Converted to 12 volts;
- Starts at the press of the starter; and
- Stops straight and true.
Excellent from Top to Bottom
- Paint and Body
The re-spray of this Packard in its Chariot Red makes it look almost as nice it did when the car was at the Packard dealership in 1954. The vibrant color contributes to the elegance of this Packard convertible.
The chrome trim (bumpers, grill, etc.) is all in excellent condition, setting off the stateliness of the car.
The underside of this Packard appears solid and sound.
The white convertible top is in excellent condition as is the rear window. The electric top raising/lowering mechanism works properly.
The white leather interior is clean and fresh-looking, and as one would expect, the upholstery is free of rips, holes or separations.
The dash and interior window trim are in excellent condition.
The gauges all appear to work properly as do the safety features (lights, wipers, horn, turn signals.
The in-line 8 cylinder engine, for which Packard was known, starts right up and runs so quietly you can barely hear it. At the touch of the starter the engine comes to life and appears to be virtually vibration-free. The electrical system was converted to a 12 volt system for additional reliability.
The automatic transmission works smoothly and properly.
The just-rebuilt power braking system on the Packard brings it to a quick halt without pulling from side to side.
- Luxury and other features
This Packard will please the most discerning buyer:
- Beautiful Chariot Red
- Power convertible top
- White leather interior
- Conversion to 12 volts
- Brake system rebuild
- Real wire wheels
- Fender skirts
- Working AM radio
- Broadway G78-15 wide whitewall tires
A Great Example of Packard’s Popular Convertibles
There is one word that can best describe this 1954 convertible: WOW! Great paint, excellent upholstery, exceptional engine and transmission: all of which make this classic Packard an enjoyable car to drive as well as a sound investment.