BF Classified: 1956 Packard Caribbean

Location: Vienna (Europe)
Title Status: Clean

Seller’s Description: Ultrarare 1956 Packard CARIBBEAN 1year only – 263 hardtops built, clear US-title (canceled project/restoration – many things new) in rare and beautiful 3 color combination

located in Austria/Vienna (Europe)-customs paid

has clear us-title, chassis no: 5697-1107

1956 was the only year in which there was a coupe built. Only 263 were built. (-see among others Wikipedia)

Top noble and very rare hard to find luxury car at it´s time

Due to other projects, I need to sell it. (see on Instagram or Facebook: holy.ivko)

here you can see a video of the underbody:

Probably there are less than 20 existing because the coupés were parted out for the convertibles.

These were very high-quality and fully equipped luxury class vehicles (not for anything else driven by famous celebrity actors and politicians). Better than Cadillac?

This year, Packard was the provider of the most technically sophisticated and innovative US vehicles and the Caribbean was their hi-class. Packard was the first manufacturer to introduce a limited-slip axle in this year.

Equipment features a lot of options:

-pushbutton automatic transmission

-electrically adjustable suspension (allegedly one of the most comfortable suspensions ever built)

-power windows, bench,

-2 power antennas

-reversible seat pads (cloth /leather) = unique like in a boat,

+many more..

The engine appears to have been overhauled, but I didn´t open it.

Unfortunately, some parts have been lost in the course of time, so the Packard should be about 90% complete – therefore an inspection is required! New paint job needed!

I would also like to announce that some engine components (carburetor, air cleaner,…) are missing – I received the vehicle like it is in this condition and have only bought a new carpet :)

The spare parts and technic are identical to other Packard models. (Except moldings and interior)

One of the flat side glass is broken

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