No Reserve: 1956 Packard Patrician
- Chassis: 56824058
- 7k Miles Shown, TMU
- 374ci V8
- Push-Button Dual-Range Automatic Transmission
- Scottish Heather & White Paint
- Black Cloth w/White Trim Upholstery
- Rochester Four-Barrel Carburetor
- Power-Adjustable Front Bench Seat
- Power Steering
- Power Front Disc Brakes
- Power Windows
- Signal-Seeking AM Radio
- Power Antenna
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This 1956 Packard Patrician is finished in two-tone pink and white over black cloth with white trim and is powered by a 374ci V8 paired with a dual-range automatic transmission. Equipment includes power-assisted steering and front disc brakes, power-operated windows, and a power-adjustable front bench seat as well as a push-button shifter and a signal-seeking AM radio with a power antenna. The car was acquired by the selling dealer in 2008, and the engine is said to have been overhauled in 2018. This Patrician is now offered at no reserve with removed parts and a Washington title.
The car is finished in two-tone Scottish Heather over white with a white roof and features full-length chrome and ribbed stainless-steel side moldings, an egg-crate grille assembly, chrome bumpers with front bullet guards and rear overriders, hooded headlights, “cathedral” taillights, rear fender skirts, and dual exhaust outlets that exit through the rear bumper. The selling dealer notes the presence of corrosion on the front bumper and lower body, and the chrome windshield surround has been removed but is included in the sale.
Body-color 15″ steel wheels with chrome covers are wrapped in Coker Classic whitewall tires that are said to have been mounted circa 2017. Suspension is provided by interconnected front and rear frame-mounted torsion bars and an electric self-leveling unit that compensates for load changes. Power-assisted braking is managed by converted front discs as well as drums at the rear.
The interior is upholstered in patterned black cloth with white trim, matching door panels with replacement black leather trim, and a black dash pad and carpeting. The exterior ribbed molding motif carries over to the interior lower door panels. Amenities include a power-adjustable front bench seat as well as front and rear heating/ventilation, power windows, and a signal-seeking AM radio with a power antenna.
The two-spoke steering features a semi-circular horn ring and fronts a bright textured dash insert housing a 120-mph speedometer and auxiliary gauges. The five-digit odometer shows 7k miles, 400 of which were driven under current ownership. True mileage is unknown.
The 374ci V8 was factory rated at 290 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque and is equipped with a Rochester four-barrel carburetor. A replacement camshaft is said to have been installed when the engine was overhauled in 2018.
Power is sent to the rear wheels through a push-button dual-range automatic transmission.
The Washington title lists “Classic” under the brands section.