In 1953, Packard’s designers came up with its most aerodynamic model ever, the 1953 Packard Caribbean Convertible. Although only 750 of these trendy looking vehicles were produced that first year, they set a standard that made them very recognizable. Everyone in those days loved the full rear wheel cutouts and chrome trim.
The 1953 Packard Caribbean Convertible you see here is being listed by a private owner from McHenry, Illinois. It was done in Sahara Sand, one of only four colors that were available that first year. According to the seller, there may only be about 25 known examples of this car left in existence. He says it comes with a rebuilt 327 ci Packard engine, with a 4-barrel carburetor, automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, and has been upgraded to a 12 volt system. In the description he says it had a frame off restoration at one time. He says all of the chrome has been re-done, and that it runs and drives “perfect.” We only see one or two of these cars listed here on Cars On Line.com per year. And we have never seen one offered for under $100,000 before. Hurry on this one!
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