Classifind Cut 59: 1951 Packard 250 Ultramatic Convertible – SOLD!

Nov 2020 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Topless Thursday

November 18th Update: We just confirmed the private seller of this CRX deleted their Craigslist ad, so we’re now able to call this one “Sold!”  While this one got away, if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330.

By the early 1950s, independent automobile manufacturer Packard relied on lucrative Korean War military contracts while its car model range continued to look more dated by the year.  While the 200 range Packard produced during 1951 and 1952 was the company’s entry-level line, the company also produced the Packard 250, which shared the same basic body and wheelbase as the 200 but was equipped with Packard’s larger 327 cubic inch inline-eight engine and stylized with more upscale exterior detailing.

This red-over-red example just listed in November 2020 on Craigslist in Henderson, Maryland features the more desirable Ultramtaic transmission and has an asking price of $19,500.  The Collector Car Market Review Online Tool places the asking price right at this guide’s current #3 “Good” estimate of $19,550.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Very nice condition. 51 Packard convertible. It has been sitting for a while and will need tuning. Starts and runs and brakes. Very good body, chrome, and glass. No rust. Good title.”

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