Feature Vehicle of the Month
Ray & Annette Morrison’s
1955 Packard Clipper Custom Constellation Hardtop
The Morrison’s acquired this car over 20 years ago in a warehouse in Pennsylvania. They are the car’s second owner. The car has 20,990 original miles. This model Packard was produced by the Studebaker–Packard Corporation only in model years 1955 and 1956. About 6,672 Custom Constellations were made in 1955. This car proudly wears an AACA’s HPOF (Historical Preservation of Original Features) grille emblem.
The 352 cubic inch (5.8 liter) V-8 engine with a four barrel Rochester downdraft carburetor puts out 245 horsepower at 4,600 rpms and 355 ft. lbs. torque at 2,600 rpms. The car’s original base price (without options) in 1955 was $3,076.
This automobile has an overall length of 215 inches and a weight of around 3,568 pounds on a 122 inch wheelbase. The 1955 model features torsion bar suspension (Torsion Level Ride). The car drives on reproduction 7.60 x 15 bias ply tires.
Next Club Meeting...
The Florida Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7 P.M. at the Kress Memorial Church of Seventh-Day Adventists, 746 Formosa Av, Winter Park, Florida 32789. Located 2 blocks south of Fairbanks Avenue.
Next Club Activity
December 7, 2013 (Saturday)