Evaluation: Older restoration | Concours-quality old restoration from the 1970s that has been maintained in marvelous condition but is showing some paint checking, a few chips, scrapes, water staining, and discoloration of the top. Impressive engine compartment with wonderful finishes, even on the exhaust manifold. A car to be owned and driven proudly.
Bottom Line: This desirable Packard got little attention during Gooding’s online auction, advancing to this price the day before bids closed and attracting not a single bid during the final day. The ’70s restoration has been carefully preserved by a succession of caring owners, such that its age is barely apparent. Nevertheless, selling an older restored classic online is not going to be easy under any circumstances.