1955 PACKARD Packard, 400, 127

1955 PACKARD Packard, 400, 127" wb, 5580

PACKARD LINE — (V-8) — SERIES 5580 — Senior Packards had the same shape grille opening as Clippers, but used a grid-type insert. New features included wraparound parking lamps; sweep-around windshields; Packard rear fenderside script and hood ornaments. All-new rear fenders with cathedral-shaped taillights and a flat, rounded tailfin look were used. At the leading edge were vertical, simulated vent panels finished in chrome. Trim and decoration varied between models. The Four-Hundred was a hardtop. It had Packard block letters on the hood; gold trunk ornaments; a modified pelican hood ornament; roof medallions and ‘Four Hundred’ signatures on the deck and front fenders. A straight spear of chrome ran from the corner of the upper grille bar, over the wheel opening, then across the door to the vertical ‘vent’. A second spear ran from the back bumper, over the fender skirt, straight to the fron ...

 

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