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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1956 Packard Caribbean

Rare convertible with tri-color paint

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Up for auction on AutoHunter, the online collector car auction site driven by ClassicCars.com, is a rare 1956 Packard Caribbean that’s one of just 276 produced for the model year.

“The Caribbean had a four-year model run, beginning in 1953, as a personal luxury car in two-door hardtop and convertible form,” AutoHunter notes in the car’s listing. “Aesthetic changes were applied in the years that followed, and in 1955 the single hood scoop was split into two units

By 1956, the final year model, the car was given revised grilled textures, highlight brows, and revised rear treatment.

1956 Packard Caribbean

According to the seller, this final-year Packard model was restored in 2010 receiving a fresh coat of paint in its tri-tone scheme of Dover White, Danube Blue and Roman Copper. It was also given a new white retractable soft top.

Mimicking the exterior, the interior features the same tri-tone color scheme. It’s equipped with a four-way power-operated bench seat, vent windows, a push-button radio, dual power antennas and power windows.

Power comes from a 310-horsepower, dual-carbureted 374cid V8 linked to a push-button Ultramatic automatic transmission.

The odometer shows 50,000 miles, although true chassis mileage is unknown.

This Packard Caribbean’s auction ends October 4 at 11:40 a.m. PDT.

Visit the vehicle’s AutoHunter listing for more information and gallery of photos. 

Racheal Colbert
An experienced writer and editor, Racheal brings her enthusiasm for collector cars to her role as the Content Manager of the Collector Car Network. Former Content Writer and Marketing Manager in the tech and publishing industry, Racheal brings a fresh perspective to the Journal and the automotive world.

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