Packard 1954

Patrician
Cavalier
Convertible
Clipper
Caribbean
Pacific  


 

The great new 1954 Packard is the result of an idea - an idea born in Detroit just a short time ago-that Packard could rightfully achieve a new high place in the fine-cat+' field.
Backed by Packard's 55-year-old tradition of quality and its historic reCord of highest excellence and superb craftsmanship, a new management determined that Packard, by the most modern methods, could logically become America's New Choice In Fine Cars.
That was the beginning of the New Packard Program, which is making big news in the industry. The results of that program speak for themselves, and during 1953 thousands of fine-car owners changed to Packard.
But the important point is this: This story and the New Packard Program reach their climax with the introduction of the 1954 line of seven great new Packard cars.
Here are cars which are the finest examples of Packard's ability to produce fine cars . . . the greatest of a long line of superb cars produced by Packard.
These cars are designed for men and women who do not like to follow the crowd. They are fine, proud and distinguished -in looks and performance.
Their individuality stems in part from the fact that they are in the custom-built tradition-as closely tailored to the discriminating owner's choice as scores of combinations of optional features, colors and interiors can make them. The car you choose is your car, different from any other on the road.

 

Power Brakes, Ultramatic automatic transmission and Power Steering are standard on Patrician, Pacific, Convertible and Caribbean and are available at extra cost on all other models. Caribbean is also equipped with hydraulic windows, 4-way power front seat, dual heater and defroster, 3-way radio and electric antenna, windscreen washer and white sidewall tires as a standard.

Packard merged with Studebaker forming Studebaker-Packard Corporation.

 

Packard's great new 212-H.P. engine is entirely new – with a new four-barrel carburetor, new type combustion chamber and the heaviest crankshaft in the industry. Its 8.7 to 1 compression ratio is the highest of any stock car in the world.Its 359-cubic-inch displacement means 8½ % more "breathing capacity" – greater economy and smoother operation. Nine main bearings, an exclusive feature of this engine, dampen vibration, prolong engine life.
In two great Packard-built engines, the brilliant new Packard CLIPPER line for 1954 offers you far more power and performance than you'll ever need!
Among advantages that you enjoy with either the new Packard CLIPPER 165-h.p. engine or the improved 150-h.p. Engine is a desgin that has up to 25% fewer working parts than other engines of comparable power. With less wear and fewer complicated parts to require attention, the Packard-built CLIPPER engines not only give you brilliant ranges of performance but stay young longer and cost less for maintenance. High compression and high torque contribute to greater power and economy.


 

 


Clipper


wb: 122 in. 8 cyl.
L-head
327 cu.in.
 165 h.p. 
8 cyl.
L-head
288 cu.in.
 150 h.p. 
Super 2 Door Club Sedan x -
Super 4 Door Sedan x -
DeLuxe 2 Door Club Sedan x -
DeLuxe 2 Door Sportster x -
DeLuxe 4 Door Sedan x -
Special 2 Door Club Sedan - x
Special 4 Door Sedan - x
Panama 2 Door Hardtop x -

 


Clipper Special


Clipper Sportster


Clipper DeLuxe


Panama


Clipper DeLuxe


Clipper Super Touring Sedan

 


Patrician


wb: 8 cyl., L-head
359 cu.in.
 212 h.p. 
Dr Corporate Limousine 7 Psgr 149 in. x
Dr Executive Sedan 7 Psgr 149 in. x
Dr Sedan 127 in. x

 


Patrician sedan

 


Patrician


Cavalier, Pacific and Convertible


wb: 8 cyl., L-head
359 cu.in.
 212 h.p. 
8 cyl., L-head
327 cu.in.
 185 h.p. 
Cavalier 4 Door Sedan 127 in. - x
Pacific 2 Door Hardtop Coupé 122 in. x -
Convertible 2 Door Convertible 122 in. x -

 


Pacific


Convertible


Cavalier

 


Caribbean


8 cyl., L-head
359 cu.in.
 212 h.p. 
2 Door Convertible x

 


Caribbean


 


 


 


 

 


Prototypes


Packard Grey Wolf II


Packard Grey Wolf II was completed in 1954, using the 127-inch wheelbase Cavalier chassis and the metal floorpan common to all Packards of that year. It was originally to be called "Grey Wolf II," after Packard’s famed 1903 race car. But upper management didn’t like the name’s connotation, so "Panther" was chosen instead.
To lend its massive "sports car" some performance credentials, Packard gave the Panther a 359-cubic inch straight eight, the biggest engine available. The first two cars got McCulloch centrifugal superchargers, boosting the engine’s output to 275 horsepower. Panther Number 2 went 131.1 mph at Daytona Beach, Florida, an unofficial class reCord.
Four Panthers were made, all of them essentially hand-built prototypes.


Packard Grey Wolf II


Packard Grey Wolf II


Packard Panther silver grey plastic roadster of immense length (18ft) on the 122in wheelbase Clipper chassis presented at New York Motor Show.

 


F.I.A. World Sports Car Championship entries:
 
  Carrera Panamericana 19-23.11.54 (round 6) * Results:
# Entrant: gen. class
9 Motto Special Trévoux / Gonzalez J.Trévoux 13th S+1.5 6th
119 Clipper Ehlinger / Solorio Pacheco y Cia 21st T+3.5 7th
133 Corona / Aguillar A.Yunes 25th T+3.5 9th
* only finishing cars listed.