1953-1956 Packard Clipper Specifications

The Packard Clipper of the 1950s was a worthy automobile. However, it was not enough to reverse the impending doom at Packard. Here are the 1953-1956 Packard Clipper specifications, covering the last years that the car was built in Detroit before Packard merged into Studebaker.

1955 Packard Clipper
The 1955 Packard Clipper featured a V-8 engine,
though it came a bit late in the game.

1953 Packard Clipper (wheelbase 122 inches)

Weight (lbs.)
Price (new)
Number built
4-door sedan
3,730
$2,598
23,126
2-door sedan
3,700
$2,544
6,370
Sportster 2-door sedan
3,720
$2,805
3,672
chassis
not applicable
not applicable
1
Total Clipper


33,169
DeLuxe 4-door sedan
3,760
$2,745
26,037
DeLuxe 2-door sedan
3,720
$2,691
4,678
Total Clipper DeLuxe


30,715
Total Packard Clipper


63,884

1954 Packard Clipper (wheelbase 122 inches)

Weight (lbs.)
Price (new)
Number built
Special 4-door sedan
3,650
$2,594
970
Special 2-door sedan
3,585
$2,544
912
Total Clipper Special


1,882
DeLuxe 4-door sedan
3,660
$2,695
7,610
DeLuxe 2-door sedan
3,650
$2,645
1,470
Sportster 2-door sedan
3,595
$2,830
1,336
Total Clipper DeLuxe


10,416
Super 4-door sedan
3,695
$2,815
6,270
Super 2-door sedan
3,610
$2,765
887
Panama hardtop coupe
3,765
$3,125
3,618
Total Clipper Super


10,775
Total Packard Clipper


23,073

1955 Packard Clipper (wheelbase 122 inches)


Weight (lbs.)
Price (new)
Number built
DeLuxe 4-door sedan
3,680
$2,586
8,309
Super 4-door sedan
3,670
$2,686
7,979
Panama hardtop coupe
3,700
$2,776
7,016
Total Clipper Super


14,995
Custom 4-door sedan
3,885
$2,926
8,708
Constellation hardtop coupe
3,865
$3,076
6,672
Total Clipper Custom


15,380
Total Packard Clipper


38,684

1956 Clipper* (wheelbase 122 inches)


Weight (lbs.)
Price (new)
Number built
DeLuxe 4-door sedan
3,745
$2,733
5,715
Super 4-door sedan
3,800
$2,866
5,173
Panama hardtop coupe
3,825
$2,916
3,999
Total Super


9,172
Custom 4-door sedan
3,860
$3,069
2,129
Constellation hardtop coupe
3,860
$3,164
1,466
Total Custom


3,595
Total Clipper


18,482

* Clipper marketed as an independent make and not a series of Packard.

1955 Packard Clipper Super and Patrician


Clipper Super 4-door sedan
Patrician 4-door sedan
Wheelbase, inches
122.0
127.0
Overall length, inches
214.8
218.5
Curb weight, pounds
3,6704,275
Engine, cubic inches/horsepower
320 V-8/225
352 V-8/260
Standard transmission
3-speed manual
automatic
Standard front suspension
coil
coil
Standard rear suspension
leaf springs torsion bar*
leaf springs torsion bar*
Base price
$2,686
$3,890
­*Technically a "mandatory option."

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