Packard 1956

Clipper – end of prod.
Patrician – end of prod.
400 – end of prod.
Caribbean – end of prod.
Executive – new model - end of prod.
Predictor – prototype 


 

 

 

The new Electronic Push-Button Ultramatic transmission is a standard equipment in the Caribbean series. Ultramatic and new Push-Button Ultramatic transmissions are optional on all Clipper models. Three speed manual is a standard with optional overdrive. Torsion-Level-Ride is a standard on all models. It feature an exclusive interconnection between front and rear wheels. A load levelizer unit is mounted on the frame and operating on a timed cycle of 5-7 seconds, compensates for any load change. Coil and leaf spring suspension is available on Clipper Deluxe.

 


Clipper


  wb: 122 in. 90° V8 cyl.
352 cu.in.
 240 h.p. 
90° V8 cyl.
352 cu.in.
 275 h.p. 
Deluxe 4 Door Sedan x -
Super 4 Door Sedan x -
Super 2 Door Hardtop x -
Custom 4 Door Sedan - x
Constellation 2 Door Hardtop - x

 


Clipper


Clipper


Clipper


Clipper


Clipper


Clipper

 


Patrician and Four-Hundred


wb: 127 in. 90° V8 cyl.
374 cu.in.
 290 h.p. 
4 Dr Sedan Patrician
2 Door Hardtop 400

 


Patrician and 400

 


400


Caribbean


wb: 127 in. 90° V8 cyl.
374 cu.in.
 310 h.p. 
2 Door Convertible x
2 Door Hardtop x

 


Caribbean


Caribbean Hardtop


Caribbean Convertible

 


Executive


2 Door Hardtop          
4 Door Sedan          

 


Executive

 

 


Predictor - prototype


Packard Predictor


Crowds are awestruck by the Packard Predictor dream car as it revolve on a turntable during the 1956 Chicago Auto Show. Painted pearlescent white, the ultra-modern 2-door hardtop feature hidden headlights, wrap around and wrap over windshield, retractable roof panels, see-through tail fins, and exhaust ports in the rear bumper. Predictor is equipped with Torsion-Level-Ride suspension, a 300 horsepower, 374-cubic-inch Packard V-8, and an Electronic Push-Button Ultramatic transmission. Though only 4.6 ft. high, Predictor is 18.5 ft long.”


Predictor