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1955-1956 Packard Patrician/Four Hundred/Executive


1955-1956 Packard Patrician/Four Hundred/Executive Specifications
The Executive, available in 1956, was a smaller, less-powerful version of the senior Packards.
The Executive, available in 1956, was a smaller, less-powerful version of the senior Packards.
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The 1955-1956 Packard Patrician/Four Hundred/Executive were stylish cars for their time, but they ended up being Packard's last-ditch effort.

Specifications

1955 Engine: ohv V-8, 352.0 cid (4.00 × 3.50), 260 bhp

1956 Engine: ohv V-8, 374.0 cid (4.13 × 3.50), 290 bhp (Patrician and Four Hundred), 275 bhp (Executive)

Transmission: Twin-Ultramatic

Suspension front: independent, longitudinal torsion bars

Suspension rear: live axle, longitudinal torsion bars

Brakes: front/rear drums

Wheelbase (in.): 127.0 (1956 Executive 122.0)

Weight (lbs.): 4,045-4,275

Top speed (mph): 115

0-60 mph (sec): 10.5-11.5

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