1955 Packard 400
1955 Packard 400 2-Dr Hardtop - Survivor - 67k Org Miles - Beautiful Car - WOW!!
1955 Packard 400 2-Door Hardtop
Highly Original Survivor
Only 67k Believed to be Original Miles
1 of only 7,206 produced in 1955
Solid Rust-Free California/Texas Car
Recently Out of Long Term Collection in Texas
Mostly Original Paint, Interior and Chrome
Factory Two-Tone Fire Opal and White Jade Paint
Factory Tri-Tone Interior Combination of Red, White and Black
Original 374ci V8 w/Ultramatic Transmission
Very Clean Driver Quality Car
Wide White Wall Tires
Our Quick Condition Guide - (Condition Rating Scale: #1 Perfect, #2 Near Perfect driver, #3 Excellent driver, #4 Nice driver, #5 Needs Work, #6 Parts. Each section is rated based on the type of vehicle it represents being part of.)
Overview Of Entire Vehicle: *Condition #3 (Clean Quality Driver)
This is a 1955 Packard 400 2-Door Hardtop in excellent and highly original condition throughout. This car has been placed on consignment with us from a local collector here in Phoenix, AZ. He purchased the car about a year ago from a big collection of cars out of Texas where it was stored for many years. Before that it was a California car which we believe to have been its whole life. The body is solid as a rock with super straight sides and appears to be totally rust-free. This car appears to be a true survivor with only 67k miles which we believe to be original. It appears to have mostly original paint with a few touchups here and there over the years. The interior is pretty much all original except for the carpet. Under the hood appears to be all original with its original drivetrain which includes a 374ci V8 engine and Ultramatic automatic transmission. This car has beautiful original chrome and trim throughout. This is a highly desirable car with a low production of only 7,206 ever built in 1955. This is an extremely clean car, way cleaner than most of them out there, and the originality really speaks for itself on how well taken care of it has been its whole life. The owner just recently went through the entire car mechanically bringing it up to excellent driver quality condition. It is a wonderful looking and driving car and unbelievable being almost all original after 60+ years.
374ci V8 Engine
Ultramatic Automatic Transmission
Fire Opal and White Jade Exterior
Red & White Leather w/Black Cloth Interior
Wire Wheel Hubcaps
Packard Running Lights
Passenger Side Mirror
Wide White Wall Coker Bias-Ply Tires
Automatic Leveling Rear Suspension
Rear Window Defroster
Exterior: *Condition #3+
The exterior of this beautiful 1955 Packard looks absolutely amazing for being a survivor. It still retains most of its original paint in factory Fire Opal and White Jade which is in excellent condition and truly unbelievable. We paint metered the entire car and the majority of it shows to be original with a few touch ups over the years. The rest of the cars paint, both the red and the white, is in excellent condition for being original. The car appears to have all its original chrome and trim which again is in amazing condition, showing how well take care of it was. All the gold emblems look beautiful, the Packard lettering is excellent, and is some of the nicest original chrome and trim we have seen on a car from the 50's. All the glass in the car is in excellent condition and appears to be all original. All the lenses are bright and clear as well. The car is sitting on optional Packard wire wheel hubcaps wrapped in wide white wall Coker bias-ply tires that appear to be fairly new. There is some minor crazing on the rear deck lid between the rear window and trunk lid that was touched up some years ago but is very minor and you have to be looking for it to see it. Also the trunk lock is missing and did not come with the car. The roof has some light light crazing on the side areas which we show in our video but overall the cars exterior shows gorgeous and is super straight with absolutely zero rust being a southwest, Texas and California car. This car has always been properly stored and in dry climates and is a highly highly presentable car. The fit and finish is superb throughout as the car had never been taken apart at all. Overall it is an amazing presentation for what we believe to be an original survivor.
Interior: *Condition #3
The interior in the car appears to be all original and in excellent condition except for the carpet which appears to have been replaced. It is a factory tri-tone red and white leather with black metallic fabric interior that is still soft and pliable showing its great storage and care. All the door panels are very nice, the dash pad looks amazing, and the steering wheel is excellent with no cracks at all. All the trim in the interior is beautiful and in absolutely amazing condition with no pitting at all. It appears to have all original weatherstripping which is still in great condition as well the sill plates look fantastic. The headliner is in excellent condition and overall the interior has survived the times and just shows amazing. Everything in the car works including the power seat, power windows, all the gauges, the courtesy lights, the power antenna, the radio, the heater, the directionals, etc, except for the clock, horn and the wipers which need attention. Inside the the glovebox is clean with the original glovebox liner and map holder. Inside the trunk is very nice and has been redone with the carpets and has its correct spare and hubcap, jack, original weatherstripping and is a superb presentation.
Mechanically: *Condition #3
Mechanically this car appears to be in excellent condition. It has its original 374ci V8 engine with an Ultramatic automatic transmission that runs and drives like a top. The car shows only 67k miles which we believe to be original. The owner of the car just recently went through the car including the fuel system, fuel tank, fuel pump, carburetor, the brakes, fluids etc to make it in excellent running order. It doesn't appear to have any leaks, it does not smoke, and it runs very nicely. Under the hood is extremely clean and original and one of the nicest engine compartments we have seen on a survivor in awhile. It has a new hood pad, the correct windshield washer bottle, a new battery and is just a very very nice and clean presentation. The automatic leveling suspension does not appear to be working as it does have air shocks to lift the rear end up. The automatic leveling suspensions were troublesome in these cars and often just randomly quit working so this is a much better system. All the parts and components are all there but do not currently work so air shocks were put in to level the suspension. This can be rebuilt if you feel the need to. Overall it is a car you can jump in, drive and enjoy.
Under Carriage: *Condition #3
The underside of this car is very clean, solid and rust-free with what appears to be factory undercoating from 1955. There is no sign of rust, has all its original sheet metal underneath and is just nice and original. The exhaust system is decent as one of the mufflers could use replacement. The front suspension seems to be all original, with original bushings that show some age, but some steering components have been replaced. Overall a really clean under carriage.
If you have any additional questions please call us at 480-281-2059 or call our sales manager Jimmy directly at 608-215-8300. We can help with shipping quotes and arrangements. I also welcome all International buyers. The car is located in beautiful sunny Scottsdale, AZ.
*About Our Collector Car Rating Guide:
We at Classic Car Investments have given each of our vehicles an over all condition rating and a separate condition rating for each major part of the vehicle. These ratings are given to each vehicle, by us, based on our educated professional opinion from decades of experience. Condition ratings can be looked at differently based on each individual buyer. Please use this rating as a purely a guide to help you gauge the condition of the vehicle with out physically looking at in person. Which we always suggest is the best way to buy a collector car but today can be tough with our hectic, busy schedules. We are being honest as possible in our ads and want to show you everything about each vehicle, with every media possible including pictures, video, sounds, text and ratings system similar to most consumer product rating systems out there. But of course tailored to collector cars. We want our customer to feel confident buying our cars from any location in the world and know what they are getting. With showing you, the buyer all the negatives as well as the positives on every vehicle and educating the buyer in the process. Buy our vehicles with confidence!
The rating is based on a 1 to 6 rating scale. #1 flawless car that is almost perfect, #2 near perfect car but can be driven, #3 excellent driver, that is most likely show quality with minor flaws (Most Classic Cars), #4 nice driver that has some flaws, #5 project car or great restoration project and #6 being a complete parts car. Plus and minus signs behind the number, indicate it is on the higher or lower side on the described condition in our opinion.
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 374ci 290hp V8
- Fuel Specification
- 91 Octane or above
- Body Color
- Fire Opal and White Jade
- Body Style
- Paint Type
- Interior Color
- Secondary Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Leather & Cloth
- Shifter Type
- Center Console
- Engine Size
- 374ci 290hp V8
- Transmission Type
- Body Style