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5587 Four Hundred Hardtop Coupe

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SERIES:

55th

YEAR:

1955

WB:

127

MODEL/CHASSIS:

5580

CARBURETOR:

Rochester 4GC 7007230

ENGINE:

352

CYLINDERS:

8

HP:

260

WEIGHT:

4,250

MSRP:

$4,080

TOTAL PRODUCTION:

7,206

PASSENGERS:

6

GND VOLTAGE:

+12

TIRE SIZE:

8.00x15

GENERAL INFORMATION:

The Four Hundred is something of step up from the Patrician, though with some overlap in trim. The 55th Senior Series models are a major facelift of the 1951-54 shell, but trunk lid and handle are carried-over from previous Series. Vee motif used throughout the car to tout the all-new Packard V8 motor, backed by the new Twin Ultramatic automatic transmission as standard equipment. Trunk handle is carried-over from 1953-54 models. Ribbed stainless side trim (aka - Reynolds Wrap) extends from turn signal area of front fender to courtesy light on rear fender. Fender skirts and lower body moldings are standard. Cathedral-style taillights are an instant classic. All exterior script plates are gold-plated, including the lone 400 script that appears on the lower right corner of the trunk lid. All-new Torsion-Level suspension is technically an option, but likely included on all examples of this model. - BH

Recommended Manuals and Literature:

1955 Packard Owner's Manual

'Packard Presents Two Great Lines for 1955' Brochure

1955 Accessories Booklet

1955 Studebaker-Packard Corp Paint Chips

1955-1956 Packard Service Information Index

1955-1956 Packard Service Manual

1955-1956 Parts and Accessories List (Parts Book)

The New Packard and Packard Clipper (1955 Showroom Album)


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