1956 Packard 400
1956 Packard 400 2-Dr Hardtop - Ultra Rare A/C - 1 Of Only 3,224 - Amazing Car!!
1956 Packard 400 2-Door Hardtop
Beautiful Older Restoration
1 of only 3,224 produced in 1956
Ultra Rare Factory Air Conditioning
5 Genuine Kelsey Hayes Chrome Wire Wheels
Solid Rust-Free Las Vegas/Southwest Car
Recently Out of Large Las Vegas Estate
Wonderful Condition Inside & Out
Two-Tone Adriatic Blue and White Paint
Genuine OEM Two-Tone Interior Combination of White Leather and Black Cloth
Original 374ci V8 w/Ultramatic Transmission
Completely Checked Through Mechanically
Wide White Wall Radial 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 (Rare Beautiful Driver)
This is a beautiful 1956 Packard 400 2-Door Hardtop in excellent condition inside and out. We recently purchased this car out of a high-end collection of a large estate in Las Vegas. The car has been in storage in the garage of a 10 million dollar house for the last several years. When we purchased the car with several others we went through the car from front to back mechanically so it runs and drives excellent. The car was part of the gentleman's collection for several years. It appears to have received a restoration several years ago but has held up very nicely. It is a little bit of an older restoration but it is still in beautiful condition as it hasn't really been used that much. The car shows to be a southwest car all its life as it is completely and totally rust-free with a super straight body and excellent fit and finish throughout. It is finished in a gorgeous Adriatic Blue and White with excellent chrome and trim throughout. The interior has been redone in all OEM materials in the correct black cloth and white leather. It is a very rare car as it is equipped with factory air conditioning which is almost unheard of on a 1956 Packard. In fact we have never seen one with factory air conditioning before. It comes with a set of Kelsey Hayes chrome wire wheels that look just amazing on the car wrapped in wide white wall radial tires. This is a real beauty and extremely rare car as it's the last year for the 400 and one of only 3,224 ever built.
374ci V8 Engine
Ultramatic Automatic Transmission
Ultra Rare Air Conditioning
Adriatic Blue and White Exterior
White Leather w/Black Cloth Interior
Dual Power Antennas
Kelsey Hayes Chrome Wire Wheels
Wide White Wall RadialTires
Rear Window Defroster
Exterior: *Condition #3
The exterior of this 1956 Packard is in excellent condition and shows wonderfully. As we said before it is a little older restoration probably done in the last 10 years but you can tell it has been a very clean and straight car. It has a beautiful paint job in striking Adriatic Blue and White that looks fantastic. This car did have a color change for full disclosure and was originally painted in Maltese Gray but the blue is real pretty. All of the chrome is in amazing condition. We think it has all been redone during the restoration because it is almost too nice to be original. All the emblems are gold like they are supposed to be and look fantastic. All the lenses are crystal clear and in excellent condition. All the trim looks amazing and overall the car is a very presentable appearance. The fit and finish on the car is excellent. All the glass appears to be in great condition. The windshield does appear to have a little de-lamination in the top left corner but is hardly noticeable. It is sitting on a set of beautiful Kelsey Hayes chrome wire wheels wrapped in wide white wall radial tires. The car is super straight down the sides and has always been a southwest car as it is 100% rust-free. The shows beautifully and is sure to be an eye catcher at any car show or event.
Interior: *Condition #3
The interior of this car shows wonderfully. It is in excellent condition and they did a beautiful job when they redid the upholstery. It is all OEM correct with the correct fabric and white leather. The seats, door panels and even headliner were all done correct and show amazing. The black carpet is correct and is excellent as well. All the trim and chrome brightwork appears to be original and in very good shape which shows how well this car was taken care of throughout its life. The dash and gauge cluster is very bright and clean. the steering wheel is very nice with no cracks and looks great. The dash pad appears to have been redone and looks superb. All the emblems are in great shape. All the door jambs are nice and clean and the rubbers are all in good shape. The A/C is all there but we believe it needs serviced. The horn, clock and wipers do not work and seems to be the case with most of these Packards. Everything else including the courtesy lights, dual power antennas, heater/defroster, and radio work as they should. Inside the trunk is very nice and clean with a matching Kelsey Hayes chrome wire spare wheel and wide white wall tire. The trunk material appears to be all original and in very nice condition. All the weather stripping is great and is still soft and supple. Overall the interior of this Packard shows very well and looks amazing.
Mechanically: *Condition #3
Mechanically the car is in really good shape and drives great. When we purchased the car it had been sitting for several years so we went through it front to back on maintenance. All the fluids have been changed, fuel pump replaced, the gas tank flushed out, a new battery installed, went through the brakes, and did a full thorough check out on the car. Anything that needs to be done with a car thats been sitting for awhile was performed. It is in really good running and driving condition. The self-leveling suspension appears to all be there but does not appear to be functioning but a lot of people tend to disconnect it as they suffer from problems and you don't need it on these cars.
Under Carriage: *Condition #3+
The underside of this Packard is extremely free and totally 100% rust-free. The front suspension is very nice. The bushings appear to be a little worn but overall are in good shape and don't need any work right now. It does have all new shocks, a new gas tank which was cleaned out and a brand new dual exhaust system on it.
Under full disclosure this Packard was mistakingly titled as a 1955 Packard years ago. We are in the process of trying to correct that mistake and to have it reassigned a correct title with a 1956 year. We are not guaranteeing this will be resolved but we are attempting to do so ourselves.
If you have any additional questions please call us at 480-281-2059. 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 V8
- Fuel Specification
- Body Color
- Adriatic Blue and White
- Body Style
- Paint Type
- Interior Color
- White and Black
- Secondary Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Leather & Cloth
- Shifter Type
- Center Console
- Engine Size
- 374ci V8
- Transmission Type
- Body Style