This 1955 Packard Clipper Super Panama, which was only offered as a 2-door hardtop coupe, is finished in two-tone Fire Opal and White Jade over a red interior. The Super Panama trim was the most expensive trim offered on the Clipper model with a retail cost of $3,100. Packard significantly altered the Clipper line in 1955 with a new design, new powertrain, and a new chassis. The car’s front was radically different, with a mesh grille, revised bumper, and a wraparound windshield. Mechanically, a 12-volt electrical system was adopted, a new torsion bar suspension was installed, the Ultramatic transmission was enhanced, and a V8 replaced the straight-eight engines.
Under the hood is the completely new for 1955 powertrain consisting of a 320ci V8 engine rated at 225hp mated to a Twin-Ultramatic Drive automatic transmission. The interior features a bench seat with a 5-guage cluster, AM radio with power antenna, and a cigarette lighter. This example is equipped with power steering and drum brakes. It was repainted in the past as well as it does have a small exhaust leak from the manifold and the torsion suspension system works intermittently. It has spent the last 10 and a half years with the same owner and today presents as a nice driver ready for fun cruising.