Packard Convertible Coupe

The Packard Convertible Coupe – 2679 (1953) has an in-line 8-cylinder engine of 5361 cm3 and 180 hp, RWD (rear-wheel drive), 3-speed manual gearbox and a wheelbase of 3099 mm.


Optional Equiptment

Power steering ($195). Easamatic power brakes ($39). Push-button radio with manual antenna ($97); with electric antenna ($109). Signal-seeking radio with manual antenna ($118); with electric antenna ($132). Rear compartment speaker ($16). Power windows and front seat ($153). Windshield washers ($9.40). Back-up lights ($11). Size 7.60 x 15 whitewalls, exchange ($30). Size 8.00 x 15 whitewalls, exchange ($33). Two-tone paint ($20). Fresh air heater and defroster ($80). Tinted Solex glass ($45). Overdrive ($110). Ultramatic was standard in Patricians only, optional in other models at extra cost ($199). Available rear axle gear ratios included: (conventional) 3.90:1; (overdrive) 4.00:1 and (Ultramatic) 3.54:1.

46,720 units of the 2631 model corresponding to the 26 series of 1953 were manufactured.

Photo: Buch-t [CC BY-SA 3.0 de], via Wikimedia Commons

Packard (1953)

Factory introductions were made Nov. 28, 1952. The model run brought production of 89,730 cars. Calendar year sales hit 81,341 vehicles. Packard was ranked 14th among automakers in industry sales. Body/Style 2697, the Clipper Sportster, used the two-door Club Sedan body with Mayfair trim features including chrome interior roof bows; extra heavy side window moldings and staggered-type side trim to give the car a pillar-less hardtop look.

Model name

Clipper 150hp
Clipper Deluxe 160hp
Cavalier 180hp
Mayfair 180hp
Patrician 180hp
Caribbean 180hp

Chassis number

2601 Clipper
2602 Cavalier
2606 Patrician
2611 Clipper Deluxe
2626 Henney sedan and limousine
2631 Mayfair hardtop and Caribbean

Body number

26×1 Henney executive sedan
26×2 touring sedan
26×3 Derham Custom formal sedan
26×5 club sedan
26×7 Mayfair (2-door) hardtop
26×8 Caribbean convertible coupe
26×9 convertible coupe
26×0 Henney corporate limousine


POWER - CONTROL - PERFOMANCE
- $3,476 (1953) - 5361 cm3 - 8 cylinders in line.
- Normal - 180 HP
- - 12.4 s
- 3960 lbs - RWD (rear-wheel drive), 3-speed manual gearbox
- - 96 mph
- 1953 - Length: 5413 mm, width: 1978 mm, wheelbase: 3099 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-elliptical springs.

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