Packard 300 Touring Sedan

The Packard 300 Touring Sedan – 2472 (1951) has an inline 8-cylinder engine of 5361 cm3 and 150 hp, RWD (rear-wheel drive), 3-speed manual gearbox and a wheelbase of 3,226 mm.

Optional Equiptment

Whitewall tires ($28 exchange). Heater and defroster ($77). Signal- Seeking radio with electric antenna and rear speaker ($125.80). Rear fender shroucis ($21). Cloisonne wheel hub shell covers ($16). Pelican hood ornament ($13). Windshield washer ($9). Foam cushion rear seat ($12). Backup lights and trunk light ($14). Robe cord ($12). Two-tone finish ($20). Genuine leather trim ($153). Rear window wiper. Exterior sun shade. Traffic light view finder. Visor vanity mirrors. Emergency brake alarm. Tissue dispenser. Road and fog lamps. Vent-I-Shades. License plate frame. Gas door guard. Door edge guards. Spare tire valve extension. Extension rearview mirror. Fuse kit. Trouble light. Exhaust deflector. Wheel blocks. Curb feelers. Spotlight. Underhood lamps. Ultramatic rear fender nameplates (standard on cars with automatic transmission). Overdrive transmissions ($100). Ultramatic Drive was standard in Patrician 400s, optional on other models ($189 extra cost). Oil bath air cleaner ($9). Oil filter ($12).

Completely redesigned. New styling features included a one-piece windshield, a wrap-around rear window, small tailfins on the long-wheelbase models, a full-width grill. The 122-inch wheelbase supported low end 200 series standard and Deluxe 2 and 4 doors, and 250 series Mayfair hardtop coupes and convertibles. Upmarket 300 and Patrician 400 models rode a 127-inch wheelbase. Engine; 150hp 327 cu in 8 cyl.

15,309 units of model 2402 corresponding to series 24 of 1951 were manufactured.

Photo: Sicnag [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Packard (1951)

Introduction of 1951 Packards in the 200, 200 Deluxe, 300 and Patrician 400 series began in August 1950. The Packard 250 line with the convertible and hardtop was added in March 1951. The midyear two-door hardtop acquired the name Mayfair after its release. A total of 100,132 Packards were supplied to buyers during the 1951 model run. Year totals were counted at 76,075 cars, good for 16th position on industry sales charts.

Model name

200 135hp
250 150hp
300 150hp
400 Patrician 150hp

Chassis number

2401 200 and 250
2402 300
2406 400 Patrician

Body number

24×2 touring sedan
24×3 station sedan
24×5 club sedan
24×7 (2-door) hardtop
24×8 business coupe
24×9 convertible

- $3,034 (1951) - 5361 cm3 - 8 cylinders in line.
- Normal - 150 HP
- - 15.4 s
- 3875 lbs - RWD (rear-wheel drive), 3-speed manual gearbox
- - 89 mph
- 1951 - Length: 5531 mm, width: 1978 mm, wheelbase: 3226 mm.
- Front brakes: 305 mm drum - Rear brakes: 305 mm drum. -
- 8.00x15 - 6V 100 Ah
- Independent front suspension with coil springs, rear axle with semi-elliptic springs.

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