PLEASE SEE FULL ITEM DESCRIPTION FOR PHOTOS AND DETAILS. 1951 Packard 300 Sedan. The Guv. Proven tour car! See VIDEO. 1951 Packard 300 Sedan. The Guv. Proven tour car! See VIDEO. Click image to enlarge
Description 1951 Packard 300 Sedan
Listed on behalf of the owner.
Located in PORTLAND, OREGON.
This Packard 300 Sedan was purchased new in 1951 by Robert E. Smylie, who at the time was serving as Idaho's Attorney General (1947-55). In 1955, Smylie was elected the 24th Governor of Idaho, a post he held for 12 years until 1967. This faithful Packard remained with him during this time. Since official vehicles were provided to Smylie as both Attorney General and Governor, the Packard saw only limited personal use by Smylie and his family. Eventually, the car was sold and in 1988 was purchased by the current owner in Portland, Oregon. Today, 30 years later, the odometer now shows just 60,300 miles, which is believed to be correct, total mileage.
Affectionately dubbed The Guv, over the past 30 years the car has been owned and maintained by a Packard collector and used as a tour car for various Packard Club events around the Pacific Northwest. Some years ago the car received a full driver-quality repaint in black Imron paint. Other than that, the car is very original throughout, including wearing its original chrome and trim, as well as the original interior, which presents nicely today. The only spot of wear is on the driver's side front seat cushion, from use over the years. All of the gauges and accessories work, including the factory radio and heater. The only item not working at present is the clock. Please see photos.
Mechanically, this car is in very good condition, as one would expect from an original, 67 year-old, low-mileage Packard. About 7,500 miles ago the Ultramatic transmission was entirely rebuilt by a Packard specialist. Other work has been done as needed over the years, again by Packard mechanics who knew what they were doing. Today the cars runs and drives well. Please see video of engine running. The undercarriage is original and solid, as is the trunk. It wears older bias ply tires which are serviceable but the new owner may choose to replace for extended long distance touring. The auction also includes some spare parts and an original windshield visor for the car.
This car is ready to continue touring as it is, or can be enjoyed while it is brought to the next level. The choice is yours. Packards of this era have a plentiful source of parts and are among the most comfortable road cars of the early 1950's era. They easily keep up with modern highway traffic and this car gets admiring looks wherever it goes.
A reasonable reserve has been placed on the car. The only reason for selling is to make room in the garage.
WE WILL HAPPILY SELL TO BIDDERS WORLDWIDE AND CAN ASSIST WITH SHIPPING ANYWHERE.
Thanks for looking and GOOD LUCK!
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Click on photos below to enlarge details. Payment We gladly sell to buyers WORLDWIDE. Winning bidder please contact us within 24 hours of auction close. A deposit of $2000 is due via PayPal at that time. Vehicle deposits are non-refundable, per PayPal and policy. Balance due in certified U.S. funds via bank wire transfer within 7 days of auction close. We do not accept overseas bank drafts or cashier's checks. Vehicle has a clear title and is being sold by the owner, with our assistance. Please call David at 503-309-7729 between 9am and 9pm Pacific Time with any questions. Thank you. Shipping Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer and not included in the auction price. Vehicle must be picked up within 14 days of payment, unless other arrangements have been made. Note that vehicle will be shipping from the Portland, Oregon area (Northwest coast of the U.S. between Seattle and San Francisco) with easy access to interstate highways (I-5: north-south, and I-84 east). We will gladly assist your carrier with loading. Terms of Sale Please ask all questions before bidding. Your personal inspection is invited before the close of the auction. Only you know if the vehicle is right for you. All descriptions are based upon information provided by the seller and our own personal inspection of the vehicle. Obviously, with any collector vehicle there are internal areas that cannot be inspected, but the description is based upon the seller's representations and our observation of the vehicle. For that reason, the vehicle in this listing is being sold as-is with no warranties of any kind expressed or implied. Mileage listed is that showing on the odometer and unless otherwise noted, cannot be verified due to the age of the vehicle. Mileage of vehicles over 10 years old is considered exempt by the State of Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles. By participating in this auction, the bidder agrees to these terms. About Us Charvet Classic Cars assists sellers (all of whom are my personal friends) to find new appreciative homes for their special vehicles. I personally inspect each vehicle. I take the photographs and videos personally. It allows me to represent the vehicle accurately and answer any questions you may have about it. I have been an seller with 100% positive feedback since 1998, and involved with classic cars for many years. I like these cars as much as you do! If you e-mail or call with questions, you will receive my personal attention and knowledge to help you make an informed decision. State of Oregon Dealer #DA4114. Licensed. Bonded. Insured. Thank you - David Charvet
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“Originally owned by the Governor of Idaho. Current owner for 30 years. Well maintained tour car.”
Year: 1951 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 2472-7960
Mileage: 60,300 Interior Color: Gray
Make: Packard Number of Cylinders: 8
Model: 300 Transmission: Automatic
Trim: "The Guv." Proven Tour Car! See VIDEO. Body Type: Sedan
Engine: Straight 8 Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Drive Type: RWD Vehicle Title: Clear
Fuel Type: Gasoline Sub Model: "The Guv." Proven Tour Car! See VIDEO.
For Sale By: Dealer Exterior Color: Black
Drive Side: Left-hand drive