1 of only 863 - 359C.I. Straight-8 Engine - Automatic Transmission - Power Convertible Top - Power Steering - Power Brakes - Wire Wheels - Wide Whitewall Tires - Red Leather Interior - Plush Carpeting - Finished in Packard Ivory
The loss of the Packard brand in the late 1950's marked a change in the automotive industry and was a devastating hit to high-end American luxury car making. Only the good die young, and Packard was the best of the best. This rare 1954 Standard 8 400 convertible is an excellent example of Packard's prowess in the luxury car market, and is 1 of a mere 863 ever built. The 400 trim level was the highest you could have, and it shows in this stunning individual. Under the hood is the powerful 359C.I. straight-8 engine making a stunning 212hp and 330lb-ft of torque, extremely impressive numbers for it's day. That powerplant is mated to a Packard Ultramatic automatic transmission that provides smooth and effortless power delivery. It's smooth flowing lines with short fins was a charming mix of classic and modern styling for it's day, that assured you Packard was the best of old and new. The design is wonderfully different compared to more common cars of the 50's that you may see. It's certain to get plenty of attention on that road and questions about what this gorgeous machine is. The exterior is finished in Packard Ivory with plenty of glitzy chromework including the captivating swan hood ornament and the superb Packard wire wheels wrapped in wide whitewall tires. The interior is covered in rich red and black leather with plush red carpeting. Other features include power steering and power brakes, as well as a power convertible top which is in great condition and operates smoothly. This impeccable Packard is ready to be yours! Please feel welcome to visit our showroom/museum in tropical Venice, Florida for a personal viewing of this fine automobile, or you may contact one of our sales associates online or over the phone so they may help you put this piece of American automotive history in your garage ASAP!
Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for the most complete information on this beautiful vehicle. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have, give you a complete walk-around, and in the process, supply you with the most detailed description of the vehicle. We gladly accept trades! We offer financing options on your purchase through only the best classic car financing companies in the business, with approved credit. Our customers buy with confidence. For over 30 years we have bought and sold quality classic collector cars all over the world. Contact Ideal Classic Cars of Venice, Florida today!
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