1955 Packard 400 Two Door Hardtop classic survivor driver - cold A/C & loaded up

1955 Packard Four-Hundred Two Door Hardtop

Make: Packard
Model: Four-Hundred
SubModel: Four Hundred
Type: Coupe
Trim: Two Door Hardtop
Year: 1955
Mileage: 49,110
VIN: 5587-2959
Color: Blue & White
Engine: 352 c.i. 4bbl. Overhead Valve V8 @ 260HP
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Blue
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Garland, Texas, United States
Extras
Power Brakes, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Seats
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Description for Packard Four-Hundred 1955

1955 Packard Four-Hundred

" Two-Door Hardtop American Luxury Classic "

This is a really neat '55 Packard that is exceptionally solid, still has original sheetmetal throughout floorboards & body panels. The paint is old and checking, many flaws, but fairly intact and presentable. This car has rare & working air conditioning along with working power windows, power seat, power steering and power brakes. Please look through our detailed description, play the video, and feel free to contact Michael at 469-387-9796 or Sam at 927-748-6389 with any questions. Bid early and often, we might add a BUY IT NOW price at any time.
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See this '55 Packard in action & up close

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A direct competitor to Cadillac, Lincoln, and Buick, Packard's Four-Hundred was priced at approximately $4,500, pricier than a Buick Roadmaster. This car touted torsion-bar self-level suspension, a first of its kind for passenger cars of the time.

All of this car's rare brightwork, chrome & stainless is intact throughout and presentable. The paint is a very old finish that is checking and has chips and "patina" in several areas. The body panels are original front to back and very solid. This is a dry climate car and it shows.


Open the doors to 1955.

FEATURES INCLUDE :352 cubic inch Packard Overhead-Valve V8 @ 260HP & 355TQ"Ultramatic" Automatic TransmissionAir Conditioning - Rare Option, trunk unit with dash controls, blows cold air, rear tubes can be inserted for extra airPower Windows - All working, slow passenger side rearPower 4-Way SeatPower Steering"Eas-a-matic" Power Drum BrakesWindshield Wipers/Washer - Slow, haven't tested washer systemRim-Blown Horn "inop" & auxiliary horn button that worksAM Signal-Seeking Radio - Comes on, no soundFender SkirtsClockWide Whitewall Tires & Factory Wheels/HubcapsEmergency BrakeDual Visors & Packard Accessory Mirror

The interior showcases buick upholstery front & rear along with beautiful gauges & trim. The very unique upholstery is showing age (see photos) but intact.

These tubes insert on the rear deck to direct cold air conditioning to you and your passengers. The driver's side rear tube mount is missing a few screws, the passenger side will stay in place. They are easy to remove.

The dash and brightwork is in great shape, showing 49,110 miles believed original to the car. The speedometer is working as is the temperature gauge, fuel gauge, and oil pressure gauge.

Note the paint chipping in large areas on the hood and fender area.

Under the hood is the strong running 352 cubic inch Packard Overhead-Valve V8. This 4bbl. powerplant has good power and is paired with Packard's column-shifted Ultra-Matic automatic transmission. These cars were known for their stout engines, rated at 260 horsepower & 355 ft-lbs of torque.

The dual exhaust exits out of the rear bumper as Packard intended and sounds great, be sure to play the video.


Further inspection of the engine compartment will reveal original sheetmetal throughout the firewall, inner fenders and core support. As you can see, this Packard was loaded with options including air conditioning, power steering, power brakes & windshield washers. The engine runs good and is showing no smoke or unusual noises. We have warmed the car up and driven it around Garland, Texas for several miles. It starts right up and it fun to drive. It stops and steers good. The steering wheel is straight, but the car tracks straight.

This is a dry climate car, the door undersides are solid & original.


The undercarriage displays the head of its time torsion-bar suspension setup with the old electric motor. The motor is not currently operational. The frame is in excellent condition and bracing bars are as well.

The floorboards are original and in great shape as is the X-Frame.

The original floorboards, rocker panels, and inner fenders are intact front to back. There is only some minor rust on this car, photoed below on one rear passenger side trunk area brace & some in the passenger door sill plate, rocker area, not through the bottom.


The car rides on recently replaced wide whitewall radial tires front to back.

Forston manufactured automobile air conditioning systems in the 1950s to ??? They were based in Houston, Texas.


The trunk displays much of the air conditioning components along with the original mat & vintage spare tire/wheel & jacking equipment.


Please look closely at all of the photos, play the video, and again feel free to contact Michael at 469-387-9796 or Sam at 972-748-6389 with any questions.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS BELOWWINNING BIDDER:You must contact me within 24 hours close of auction or I reserve the right to sell to another bidder or locally. I can be reached via Ebay's email system or telephone Michael at 469-387-9796 or Sam at 972-748-6389
TRANSPORATION: Transportation arrangements are the responsibility of the buyer. I can refer you to established national and international automobile shippers. This car is located atGrubbs Motorsports, 225 E. Buckingham Rd. in Garland, Texas, 75040.
PAYMENT: Payment will be due within 5 business days close of auction unless other arrangements are made with me prior to your winning bid. A deposit of $1000 is required within 48 hours close of auction unless other arrangements are made with us beforehand. Payment is due in full within 5 business days close of auction.
TAXES :All winning bidders are responsible for tax, title, and license fees in their state of residence.
INSPECTIONS: Inspections are welcome and highly encouraged either through a professional service, 1st hand or through another party. I want every automobile I advertise to meet and exceed my buyers expectations, however these are classic/special interest automobiles and none of them are perfect. This car is available for inspection at Grubbs Motorsports, 225 E. Buckingham Rd. in Garland, Texas, 75040.
WARRANTY: This classic special interest automobile is sold as-is with no warranty expressed or implied. Although every effort is made on our part to see that an automobile meets and exceeds all buyer expectations, the ultimate responsibility rests with the buyer. There will be no allowances or set asides post-sale regardless of any oral or written statements about the vehicle. I highly encourage professional inspections, or at the very least to ask any questions you are concerned about prior to committing to purchase. Thank you.