1954 Clipper owned by
Fred & Pam Dosser
This car was privately imported into Australia from North America in 1954 by W. L. (Bill) Ryan of Ryco Filter and GUD fame. He imported it via Singapore where it was registered for one week to take advantage of a lower tax on second hand cars from Empire countries.
The car was in a sad state when I purchased it in 1987 needing a total mechanical restoration. I have driven the car in all states and territories of Australia except the Northern territory and have enjoyed driving it. It has the 327 c.i.d. straight eight engine and Ultramatic automatic transmission. I have converted the electrical system to 12V for reliability and ease of purchase of
components. The trim has been redone in leather as original.