This 1955 Packard Four Hundred hardtop coupe was part of the 1955-56 Packard Four Hundred series.
1955 Packard Four Hundred hardtop coupe

The 1955-1956 Packard Four Hundred was the new two-door hardtop derivative of the Patrician sedan, built on the longer of Packard's two wheelbases in these years. A pillarless roof and more frequent use of two-toning gave it a sportier look. Otherwise, the Four Hundred was identical to the four-door sedan.

Pluses of the 1955-1956 Packard Four Hundred:

  • High on the want list of post-war Packard fanciers
  • Satisfying road car
  • Low-production appeal
  • High-yield investment
  • Milstone car status

Minuses of the 1955-1956 Packard Four Hundred:

  • Ultramatic and suspension know-how are hard to find
  • Rust problems
  • Gaudy styling in the opinion of many

Production of the 1955-1956 Packard Four Hundred:

  • 1955: 7,206
  • 1956: 3,224

Specifications of the 1955-1956 Packard Four Hundred:
Wheelbase, inches: 127.0
Length, inches: 217.8
Weight, pounds: 4,080-4,250
Price, new: $3,930-4,190

Engines for the 1955-1956 Packard Four Hundred:

Type Size Horsepower Years
ohv V-8
352 cid 260 1955
ohv V-8 374 cid 290 1956

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