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(5687) Four Hundred Hardtop Coupe - Randy Berger

Model Information
YEAR:
1956
SERIES:
56th
MODEL:
5687
MODEL NAME:
Four Hundred Hardtop Coupe
VIN NUMBER:
5687-3453
THEFT NUMBER:
*MISSING*
General Information
STATUS:
Sold
STATUS DATE:
12/01/2020
ACQUIRED WHERE:
East McKeesport, Pa
ACQUIRED DATE:
ACQUIRED CONDITION:
Fair
OWNED LOCATION:
Pittsburgh, Pa
OWNED CONDITION:
Excellent
ORG DEALERSHIP:
DELIVERED DATE:
Interior Information Exterior Information
INTERIOR CODE:
83
PAINT CODE:
CM
PAINT NAME:
eire green, dover white
INTERIOR DESCRIPTION:
WHITE GENUINE LEATHER GREEN GENUINE LEATHER LIGHT GREEN JACQUARD
EXTERIOR DESCRIPTION:
eire green roof and bottom main body dover white
Drivetrain Information
ENGINE SERIAL:
5687-3453
ENGINE:
374 V8
TRANSMISSION:
twin ultramatic
Other Information
OPTIONAL EQUIPTMENT:
dual spotlights with mirrors,
genuine Packard wire wheels (Motor
Wheel),
Brake Safety reservoir kit,
Manual control of torsion-level
system,
twin traction,
push-button gearshift,
dual rear antennas,
underseat heater,
Solex glass.
VEHICLE HISTORY/
PROJECT STATUS:
span style="font-family: Arial"This 1956 Four Hundred hardtop is built on a 127 inch wheelbase
chassis and weighs 5, pounds.span style="" /spanPurchase price was $419. FOB Detroitspan style="" /spanThe serial
number is 3453 which makes it number 2453 of 3224 produced.span style="" /span/span
p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -6pt"span style="font-family: Arial"Powered by Packard&rsquosspan style=""
/span374 cubic inch V-8 engine with a 4.125 bore and a 3.5 stroke, it develops 29 bhp and 45 foot-pounds of torque @
28 rpm./span/p

p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -6pt"span style="font-family: Arial"Power is delivered to the /spanispan
style="font-family: Broadway"Twin-Traction/span/ispan style="font-family: Broadway" /spanspan style="font-family:
Arial"(posi-traction) 3.54 rear-end through the twin-ultramatic electrically controlled push-button automatic
transmission.span style="" /spanThe suspension system is two 111 inch long torsion bars augmented by two auxiliary
torsion bars connected to an electrically powered 2762:1 gear reduction.span style="" /spanThe auxiliary bars react
to any change in load or weight distribution and maintain the vehicle at a constant level riding height in normal
operation. Height can be controlled manually for unusual situations, going up/down steep driveways, changing tires,
etc.)............................./span/p

p class="MsoNormal"span style="font-family: Arial"Optional equipment
&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdashbr /Push-button
gearshift&mdash&mdash&ndash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&ndash&mdash&mdash&mdash&ndash$
52.br /Wonderbar radio with dual powered rear antennas and rear-seatbr / speaker/spanspan style="font-family:
Arial"&mdash/spanspan style="font-family: Arial"&mdash/spanspan style="font-family: Arial"&mdash/spanspan style="font-
family: Arial"&mdash&mdash/spanspan style="font-family: Arial"&mdash&mdash/spanspan style="font-family:
Arial"&mdash&mdash/spanspan style="font-family: Arial"&mdash&mdash/spanspan style="font-family:
Arial"&mdash&mdash/spanspan style="font-family: Arial"&mdash&mdash/spanspan style="font-family:
Arial"&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&ndash$168.br /Power
brakes―&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mda
sh&mdash $39.8br /Electric windows&mdash/spanspan style="font-family: Arial"&mdash/spanspan style="font-family:
Arial"&mdash&mdash&mdash/spanspan style="font-family: Arial"&mdash/spanspan style="font-family:
Arial"&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash $18.br /Four-way power seats
&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash $7.br //spanHeater
with underseat heater&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash $131.br
/span style="font-family: Arial"White sidewalls
&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash$39.
br /Torsion level
&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash
$15.br /Twin-Traction
&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mda
sh $44.br /Solex glass
&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mda
sh&mdash$32.3br /Twin spotlights with mirrors
&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash$1.br /Wire wheels
&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mda
sh $2.br /Total
&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mda
sh&mdash&mdash&ndash $5,324.1/span/p

p class="MsoNormal"span style="font-family: Arial"Purchased in 1972 for $1. by the third (and current) owner, its
present value is slightly higher.br /Bodywork and paint by Al&rsquos Service, Wendel,
Pa&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdashbr /Supplies via advertisers in Hemmings Motor
News&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdashbr /(Acrylic lacquer from Hibernia Auto Restorations, New
Jersey)&mdash&mdashbr /Original upholstery material and matched leather /spanspan style="font-family: Arial"by br /
SMS Auto Fabrics, Portland, Orebr /Potmetal chrome by Potmetal Restorations, Tallahassee, Fla&mdash&mdash&mdashbr
/Wire wheels restored by Wire Wheels, Fresno, Calif.&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdashbr /Interior by Sisco&rsquos
Auto Trim, Monroeville, Pa.&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdashbr /Transmission rebuilt by Ron Siegal,
Fombell, Pa&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdashbr /Bumpers and interior chrome by M&P Refinishing,
Jeannette, Pa.&mdashbr /Money supplied by owner and "The Management"..&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdashbr
/Mechanical work done by owner and slave (son)&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash/span/p

p class="MsoNormal"span style="font-family: Arial"Packard&rsquos motto &ldquoAsk the man who owns
one&rdquo.&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash&mdash/span/p

p class="MsoNormal"span style="font-family: Arial".........................So ask me, just go ahead and ask
me!/span/p
p class="MsoNormal"span style="font-family: Arial"Following Randy's passing, his Four Hundred has been put up For
Sale, see this thread -/spanfont face="Arial"http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?
viewmode=flat&type=&topic_id=23482&forum=3 Mal(Ozstatmen) 2nd October 22/font/p
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MODIFICATIONS:
crank cut .020 hardened exhaust valve seats
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