California | Lot 762

1955 Packard Caribbean

$94,600 USD | Sold

United States | Burbank, California

3 August 2013

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  • Formerly resided in the famous Harrah Automobile Collection
  • Recipient of a Walt Johnson restoration
  • Has been entered at Pebble Beach
  • Just over 60,000 actual miles
  • Winner of many prestigious awards

This beautiful Packard Caribbean Convertible is powered by a 352-cid V-8 engine with dual four-barrel carburetors and is mated to a three-speed automatic transmission. The Packard is luxurious and well-equipped with power top, seats, windows, antenna, steering and brakes. The car has chrome wire wheels and also an original signal-seeking AM radio. The driving distance on the odometer registers 60,750 actual miles.

This particular car is described by its owner as “one of the finest of the surviving 500 examples built in 1955.” It also wears the desirable tri-color combination that features green and white. The car received a professional Walt Johnson restoration about 13-years ago and has no deviations from stock configuration.

The Packard resided in the famous Harrah Automobile Collection in Reno, Nevada until it was auctioned to a collector in 1986. The vehicle underwent a complete restoration and has been housed at a different automobile museum since its purchase in 2003.

This car of great beauty and historical significance has excelled in show competitions and has been awarded recognition through Packard’s International Circle of Champions; first place at the 2005 Packard Grand Salon (Post-War Open); first place - 2005 Palos Verdes Concours (Packard Class) and first place - 2010 Greystone Mansion Concours (Post-War American).

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