1956 Packard Caribbean Convertible
Used 1956 68,761 miles
Rare 1956 Packard Caribbean convertible. The Packard Caribbean was a limited production model which made its debut in January 1953. It was Packards elite sport model, and was brought out to compete with the 1953 GM Autorama cars, namely the Cadillac Eldorado, the Buick Skylark, and the Olds Fiesta.The model only ran 4 yrs, ending with only 276 of this example built in 1956, the lowest production year for the Caribbean convertible. This car is #19 of those 276 units. They are recognized as a Certified Milestone Car by the Milestone Car Society.Paint code MTV, trim code 90.The car is correct and original in all regards other than a conversion to a Torqueflite transmission. This change was common with Packards of the mid 50s as the original Ultramatic proved to be problematic at times. The original Ultramatic has been rebuilt and will go with the car.Apart from the transmission swap, this car is an original unrestored and unmolested car with 68,761 original miles. The car is very complete and very solid.Overall the car shows light wear & tear of its original miles, and remains a decent looking car and in roadworthy condition.It had some minor bodywork to repair a couple of minor parking lot mishaps, and only partial repaint in those areas. The majority of the car is in original paint. There are no hidden secrets with this car.This car could be maintained and enjoyed as the survivor that it is, with minor detailing and freshening along the way, or, it would make an excellent restoration candidate given its completeness, unmolested state, and very solid rust free condition.All suspension, steering and driveline components are original without modifications.The power brakes are in good working order, as is the powered steering system.The dual exhaust system appears in very excellent condition.The tires are a matched set of five white wall Autopar Premium Plus GT P235/75R15 108S M+S All-season radials in very attractive condition with excellent tread remaining, mounted on wire wheels with appropriate Packard stainless hubcaps.There are five original steel rims and 4 original full wheel discs which go with the car as well.
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April 13 2018 on American Listed