Auburn Spring | Lot 533
1955 Packard Caribbean
$90,000 - $110,000 USD | Not Sold
| Auburn, Indiana
2 June 2012
One of only 500 Caribbean convertibles Packard produced in 1955, this tri-tone collectible is powered by a 352-cid, 275-hp V-8 engine that has two four-barrel carburetors and is connected to the Ultramatic Drive automatic transmission to deliver, according to advertising of the time, the “most stable, smoothest, softest ride ever offered.”
Benefitting from a concours-quality frame-off restoration completed just three years ago, this lovely Packard has traveled fewer than 50 miles since and remains in exceptional show-quality condition. The paint and brightwork are in excellent condition, and the interior is like new. Equipped with power brakes, steering and windows, it is also complete with the load-leveling suspension, dual rear antennas and chrome wire wheels shod in wide-whitewall tires. Garage kept and properly maintained in climate-controlled storage, this Caribbean is finished in Dover White over Tahitian Jade and Adriatic Blue.
The Packard Caribbean was designed to capture the spirit of driving adventure through engineering excellence and styling beauty.