This 1955 Packard Clipper Custom Constellation hardtop coupe was part of the 1955 Packard Custom Clipper Constellation series.
1955 Packard Clipper Custom Constellation hardtop coupe

The 1955 Packard Clipper Custom Constellation was an attractive hardtop with the new ohv V-8 and torsion-level suspension from the senior Packards. Engine output was discreetly rated at 15 less horsepower, however.

The Constellation was offered this year in the new Clipper Custom series, which then became part of the lineup for the separate Clipper make for '56. It is the most desirable of the smaller '55 Packards then and now.

Pluses of the 1955 Packard Clipper Custom Constellation:

  • Nice styling
  • Fine ride
  • Good performance
  • Rarity
  • Strong appreciation potential

Minuses of the 1955 Packard Clipper Custom Constellation:

  • Thirsty
  • Some body parts hard to find

Production of the 1955 Packard Clipper Custom Constellation:
6,672

Specifications of the 1955 Packard Clipper Custom Constellation:
Wheelbase, inches: 122.0
Length, inches: 214.8
Weight, pounds: 3,865
Price, new: $3,076

Engines for the 1955 Packard Clipper Custom Constellation:

Type Size Horsepower Years
ohv V-8 352 cid 245 1955

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