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October 16, 2018

By: Jonathan

CARS

1953 Packard Caribbean Makes Us Go Chic-Chic-Ky-Boom

All that’s missing from this 1953 Packard Caribbean is you in a Panama hat, but that could change as it heads to auction in Chicago at the end of this month.

The Caribbean was made by Packard for three years from 1953-1956 as a convertible only, it wasn’t until that final 1965 production year that the sedan was added. This Caribbean is a representative of that first year run and one of only 750 to be produced in 1953. Though the green exterior might be a little dark for the tropics the white interior with green accents is all Caribbean. Under the hood it features a 327 CI Thunderbolt inline 8-cylinder engine and a Ultramatic automatic transmission.

A first year car with only 750 ever made, these Caribbeans are very desirable to collectors and the one here is projected by Mecum Auctions to fetch anywhere between $60,000-$80,000.

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