1956 Pɑckard CariƄbean ConveɾtibƖe

Restored 1956 Packard Caribbean Convertible

This 1956 Packard Caribbean convertible, one of just 276 such cars produced that year, is described as a “fully restored example that has spent eight years as part of a private collection inside a climate-controlled environment,” according to the seller. The extensively equipped Caribbean is said to be optioned with an operative factory self-leveling suspension, and to have a power convertible top that operates properly. The seller is unaware of any leakage from any of the Packard’s mechanical systems.




The 1956 Caribbean was powered by Packard’s 374-cu.in. OHV V-8. With dual Rochester 4GC four-barrel carburetors and a compression ratio of 10.0:1, the engine was rated by the manufacturer at 310 horsepower when new. The engine in this Caribbean is said to be original to the car, and is reported to start and idle properly, without smoke. The one-year only push-button Ultramatic two-speed automatic transmission is said to be in proper operating order, and the seller is unaware of any powertrain leaks. The engine bay presents as being stock and strongly clean, in the provided photographs.




The seller reports the three-tone finish to be in overall “excellent” condition, with unspecified minor blemishes. The seller is unaware of any issues with the body seals and weatherstripping, and notes that the convertible top is in proper operating order. According to the seller, the Packard is “free of rust”. The chrome looks to be straight and in excellent, restored condition, per the photos. The glass is reported to be in good condition, and the seller reports all lighting is functional. The underside appears to be strongly clean, with no visible corrosion and what appears to be a recently installed dual exhaust system.




The reversible factory-correct brocaded cloth/leather interior materials appear to be in excellent condition, with no visible damage, and the seller reports that the power adjustments operate properly. The carpeting appears to be in excellent, undamaged condition, as well. The seller says the dashboard, including its copper-anodized insert, is missing none of its trim, and it presents very strongly in the photos. All of the factory instrumentation is believed to be properly functional. The seller notes that the original AM radio is in the dash. The power window lifts are reported to be functional, as is the heater.




The seller reports that the power steering is “leak-free,” and the car is said to be optioned with self-leveling suspension. The hydraulic drum brakes are reported to operate properly. The wire wheels are said to be in “excellent” condition. The bushings and shock absorbers are described as being in good condition.


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