The 1953-1954 Packard Clipper Sportster was an interesting member of the lower-priced Packard line that offered hardtop-style appointments (two-tone paint and a nice interior) without the pillarless roof. It came at a reasonable price, only $185 above the basic Clipper DeLuxe club sedan.

The Clipper Sportster was eclipsed in its second year by a true pillarless model, the Panama, in the Clipper Super series.

Pluses of the 1953-1954 Packard Clipper Sportster:

  • Uncommon
  • Affordable

Minuses of the 1953-1954 Packard Clipper Sportster:

  • Trim on the plain side
  • Are there any left?

Production of the 1953-1954 Packard Clipper Sportster:
1,336

Specifications of the 1953-1954 Packard Clipper Sportster:
Wheelbase, inches: 122.0
Length, inches: 213.3
Weight, pounds: 3,595-3,720
Price, new: $2,805-2,830

Engines for the 1953-1954 Packard Clipper Sportster:

Type Size Horsepower Years
sv I-8 288 cid 150 1953
sv I-8 327 cid
165
1954

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