1954 Packard Caribbean ConvertibleSOLD

1954 Packard Caribbean Convertible

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To be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM’s Amelia Island event, March 9, 2013. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmauctions.com/Amelia Island.

Estimate:
$ 90,000 - $110,000 US

OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE

212 bhp, 359 cu. in. inline eight-cylinder engine, two-speed Ultramatic Drive automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, semi-floating rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 122 in.


Offered from the collection of Eugene Beardslee
Packard's limited edition 1950s custom cruiser
Well-restored in beautiful colors and fully optioned

After surviving the Great Depression and World War II, the Packard Motor Car Company required an automobile that would reestablish its once-prestigious perch atop the American luxury car market. For 1953, Mitchell-Bentley, of Ionia, Michigan, was sent 750 standard Packard convertibles, which they customized into a new, limited edition ragtop, to be dubbed the Caribbean. With its highly distinguished design and luxurious appointments—standard power everything, full rich leather interior, three-way radio with power antenna, and five Kelsey-Hayes chrome wire wheels—the Caribbean came to represent the penultimate expression of Packard quality, luxury, and style..

Reference Number 205004

as of 3/21/2013

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