1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper 8 Series 2126 Limousine
Packard was founded in 1899 by James and William Packard and their partner, George Weiss. Like many start up entrepreneurs of that time, the founder's were working to motorize the horse carriage and did so in 1900, a simple, single cylinder engine. The vehicle was a success and Packard was on their way to being an iconic American car brand. Early Packards were built in Ohio but the company later moved to Detroit where they remained for many years. In the early 1950’s, Packard was purchased by Studebaker Corporation and the manufacturing was moved to Studebaker’s facility in South Bend, Indiana. Studebaker built its last Packard in 1958; the last Studebaker was built in 1966. Two pioneering brands that could not compete with the larger Big 3 automakers were now history.
This is a 1947 Packard Super Clipper 8 Series 2126 Limousine. It can easily haul 7 passengers in roomy comfort with its 148” wheelbase and powerful 8 cylinder engine. This was the last year that Packard made long wheelbase cars such as this.
Model: Custom Super Clipper 8 Series 2126
Serial No: 496279330
Engine Cyl: Straight 8
Engine Size: N/A
Engine HP: N/A
Trans: 3 speed