Lot #731 - This fascinating offering is a seriously rare automobile and the result of a true labor of love. It is a properly and completely restored 1947 Packard Clipper, but as unusual as it is all in the details, the truly interesting part is that it was built at the Packard factory explicitly as a taxi cab. Charming features of this classic taxi include a genuine roof light that reads "Packard" as well as a hinged rear window that opens a few inches at the flip of a switch. This was an option that can only be found on Clipper taxis. Finished in silver with a red stripe, lettered with the Packard logo, adorned with front bumper guards and driving lights, riding on radial tires on chrome hubcaps and trim rings, this machine very much looks the part. And, it's the same story on the inside. From the floor to the interior wood, everything has been redone, and the car also features a clock, a radio, electric rear window and 3-speed manual transmission. Not only has this Packard been given a staggering show quality restoration, it is also a rare, legitimate example as well; it is a Packard taxi built by the factory for that very purpose.
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