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(5687) Four Hundred Hardtop Coupe - Warren Jones

Model Information
YEAR:
1956
SERIES:
56th
MODEL:
5687
MODEL NAME:
Four Hundred Hardtop Coupe
VIN NUMBER:
5787 3639
THEFT NUMBER:
*MISSING*
General Information
STATUS:
Current Owner
STATUS DATE:
ACQUIRED WHERE:
LA, California
ACQUIRED DATE:
ACQUIRED CONDITION:
Original Survivor
OWNED LOCATION:
Melbourne Australia
OWNED CONDITION:
Good
ORG DEALERSHIP:
DELIVERED DATE:
Interior Information Exterior Information
INTERIOR CODE:
87
PAINT CODE:
MP
PAINT NAME:
Yellow & White
INTERIOR DESCRIPTION:
Interior has had a full restoration - original fabrics purchased from SMS Auto Fabrics. Trim work done by owner.
EXTERIOR DESCRIPTION:
Car is 100% restored. Full chassis rebuild with body off. 2 Pak paint back to original white over yellow. ALL mechanicals rebuilt, including engine, transmission, twin traction diff, all steering, brakes & suspension. All chrome work on car was redone. Car converted to RHD by owner using local 4 door Clipper dash.
Drivetrain Information
ENGINE SERIAL:
3639
ENGINE:
374 cu in
TRANSMISSION:
Ultramatic w/push button
Other Information
OPTIONAL EQUIPTMENT:
Power seats, brakes, windows,
steering, signal
seek radio, twin electric rear
aerials, tinted glass,
twin traction diff, front & rear
heaters. New Packard wired wheels
added.
VEHICLE HISTORY/
PROJECT STATUS:


pCar was imported into Australia from California in 199 by friend Noel Watson along with a 55 4 H/T. Engine was not running at the time. No rust ever. Car shows 65K miles on clock. Engine had never been rebuilt. I could not afford to buy at that time and the car was sold to Ivan Hoffmaier in Southern New South Wales who commenced restoration. Subsequently sold to John Payne in Melbourne who furthered restoration. I kept track of this car for 19 years and purchased in 29./p

pCar has undergone a 5 1/2 year full -off restoration and is right hand drive now, all chassis full rebuilt, steering, brakes & suspension. Body painted in 2 pak - original white over yellow. I purchased new yellow vinyl (leather was too expensive) and original black cloth from SMS Auto Fabrics in CA. All engine components purchased new to rebuild engine. All engine ancillary components have been rebuilt (carb, radiator, alternator, heater cores, water pump, fuel pump& tank etc). All bumpers and metal work inside and outside car was re-chromed. Full set of rubbers installed. All new side tinted glass made and installed. All push button auto components rebuilt with NOS parts. Signal Seek radio rebuilt. New Stainless steel exhaust. New wire wheels installed (chrome rims - stainless spokes)./p
pCar has never had any rust/p
pAll mechanical work (except transmission and diff rebuild, radiator, exhaust etc), interior upholstery, right hand drive conversion, some and paint and electrical work done by owner./p










Vehicle Modifications
MODIFICATIONS:

Only alterations to standard specs are:
divbr //div
divWire wheels instead of original steel rims./div
divRadial tyres instead of bias ply tyres/div
divVinyl yellow material instead of leather interior/div
divHeadliner done in white, not original yellow/div
divFlash across seats is done in yellow vinyl instead of original white leather/div
divRight hand drive conversion - using dash from Australian delivered 56 Clipper 4 door sedan/div
divAlternator replaced original generator.


/div






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