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1956 Packard Four Hundred 2-Door Hardtop. SEE VIDEO. Beautiful!

Sale price: $12,949.00 make an offer

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28.06.2013: $19,076.00

Car location: Portland, Oregon, United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: packard
Year: 1956
Type: 2 door hardtop
Color: Scottish heather/dover white
Mileage: 72,350
Engine: v8
Transmission: automatic
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: Hardtop
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1956 Packard Four Hundred 2-Door Hardtop. SEE VIDEO. Beautiful! for sale

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1956 Packard Four Hundred 2-Door Hardtop. SEE VIDEO. Beautiful! Photo
  • 1956 Packard Four Hundred 2-Door Hardtop. SEE VIDEO. Beautiful!

1956 Packard Four Hundred 2-Door Hardtop. SEE VIDEO. Beautiful!

1956 Packard Four Hundred Hardtop


The 1956 Packard “Four Hundred” Hardtop was Packard’s last-stand at luxury prior to the merging of operations with Studebaker. which would eventually see the end of Packard just two years later. These last of the Detroit-built Packards lived up to the marque’s tradition of superb quality and luxury.


This particular car was purchased new by the Packard dealer in Farmington. New Mexico. as his personal car. It was ordered with most every option available. except air conditioning. Although Packard was rightly proud of their new push-button automatic transmission. the dealer preferred a conventional column-mounted gearshift. Ordering the parts from Packard. the dealer’s service department made the conversion. The car was also fitted with dual spotlights.


This Packard was enjoyed for many years in New Mexico. first by the dealer and then passed to his son. It has always been maintained and serviced regularly. Obviously living in New Mexico. it has NO RUST. No accidents or damage. About 15 years ago the car was repainted in the correct Scottish Heather/Dover White colors. the dashboard and seats were reupholstered. Door panels and headliner are original and excellent today.


The car made the move to Oregon about 10 years ago to join the stable of a prominent Packard collector and restorer. He went through the car with a fine tooth comb and addressed anything mechanically that was not to his level of quality. The dual-range Ultramatic transmission was rebuilt by an expert in Chicago and shifts perfectly. The electric Torsion Level suspension system was entirely rebuilt and made completely operational. It also works perfectly today. Diamondback radial wide whitewall tires were fitted. The dual mufflers and resonators were replaced. making this car whisper-quiet at idle and truly. as Packard said. “the soft-spoken boss of the road. ”


The engine is excellent. This was Packard’s last (and best) incarnation of their V-8 design. with a whopping 10. 5:1 compression. giving the 374 cubic inch engine 290 horsepower at 4600 rpm. Combine that with the 3. 55:1 Dana rear-end and this car hits the highway and goes 70 mph all-day. while delivering up to 18 miles per gallon. Engine runs smooth and quiet with no smoke or issues. SEE VIDEO. All gauges work and register accurately. Car runs cool and does not overheat. An auxiliary electric fuel pump was added for fast starting after extended periods of slumber (car runs normally on the factory mechanical fuel pump). Gas tank dropped and cleaned. New battery. The lights. heater. power windows and 4-way power seat all work. Radio hums. Clock is correct twice a day. Chrome is original and very good. Stainless trim is excellent. (Even the stainless “eyebrow” trim over the doors flip up and down properly. working as they should. ) This is a great looking – and driving Packard. The last of the true Packards to come out of Detroit. Please see the photos and video. which were taken last week.


If you are looking for a wonderfully preserved and maintained car that presents beautifully and is turn-key ready. this is the one. I am confident to say you can fly-in and drive it home to anywhere in the country. You’ll be assured of a memorable journey and admiring looks wherever you go.




Thanks for looking and GOOD LUCK!


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Winning bidder please contact us within 24 hours of auction close. A deposit of $2000 is due via PayPal at that time. Vehicle deposits are non-refundable. per PayPal and eBay policy. Balance due in certified U. S. funds via bank wire transfer within 7 days of auction close. We do not accept overseas bank drafts or cashier's checks. Vehicle has a clear title and is being sold by the owner. with our assistance. Please call David at 503-309-7729 between 9am and 9pm Pacific Time with any questions. Thank you.

Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer and not included in the auction price. Vehicle must be picked up within 14 days of payment. unless other arrangements have been made. Note that vehicle will be shipping from the Portland. Oregon area with easy access to interstate highways (I-5: north-south. and I-84 east). We will gladly assist your carrier with loading.

Please ask all questions before bidding. Your personal inspection is invited before the close of the auction. Only you know if the vehicle is right for you. All descriptions are based upon information provided by the seller and our own personal inspection of the vehicle. Obviously. with any collector vehicle there are internal areas that cannot be inspected. but description will be based upon the seller's representations and our observation of the vehicle. For that reason. the vehicle in this listing is being sold "as-is" with no warranties of any kind expressed or implied. Mileage listed is that showing on the odometer and unless otherwise noted. cannot be verified due to the age of the vehicle. By participating in this auction. the bidder agrees to these terms.

Charvet Classic Cars is not a dealership or brokerage. I simply assist sellers (all of whom are my personal friends) to find new appreciative homes for their special vehicles. I have been an eBay seller with 100% positive feedback since 1998. and involved with classic cars for many years. I like these cars as much as you do! If you e-mail or call with questions. you will receive my personal attention and knowledge to help you make an informed decision. Thank you - David Charvet

You may e-mail by asking a question through the eBay site. or call me at 503-309-7729 between 9am and 9pm Pacific Time.

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