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1955 PACKARD CARIBBEAN CONVERTIBLE
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  • SPECTACULAR, NO-EXPENSE-SPARED RESTORATION
  • FORMERLY PART OF THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR CLIVE CUSSLER
  • FEATURED IN CUSSLER’S 2016 BOOK “BUILT TO THRILL”
  • RARE AND DESIRABLE 1955 PACKARD CARIBBEAN CONVERTIBLE
  • THE MOST EXPENSIVE PACKARD MODEL FOR 1955
  • ONE OF ONLY 500 BUILT!
  • NUMBERS MATCHING 352CI “DUAL QUAD” V8 ENGINE
  • STUNNING FACTORY CORRECT COLOR COMBINATION
  • DOCUMENTATION INCLUDES OWNER’S MANUAL, A SIGNED LETTER FROM CLIVE CUSSLER, A COPY OF CUSSLER’S BOOK “BUILT TO THRILL” FEATURING THE CAR AND MORE!
  • RECENTLY SERVICED
  • PERFORMS WONDERFULLY
  • A COLLECTOR’S DREAM
  • Options Include:
  • POWER CONVERTIBLE TOP
  • POWER SEAT
  • POWER WINDOWS
  • POWER STEERING
  • POWER BRAKES
  • AM RADIO WITH DUAL ANTENNAS
  • WHITEWALL TIRES
  • The magnificent 1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible featured here is finished in the stunning factory tri-color combination of Jade White, Jade and Emerald Metallic with a green and white interior and white power folding convertible top. This particular example is one of only 500 built and has spent nearly half its life in private collector ownership. In the late 1980’s, this Caribbean was under the ownership respected collector Gene Epstein in Pennsylvania. In 1990 it was acquired by New York Times Best Selling Author and car collector Clive Cussler. A notable action adventure author, several of Mr. Cussler’s books have been adapted to the silver screen. Additionally, Mr. Cussler has published a couple of books about his collection. This stunning Packard appeared in his 2016 book “Built to Thrill”, a copy of which accompanies this Packard. Today this Caribbean presents incredibly well, having previously been meticulously restored. The numbers matching 352ci V8 engine is still in place and 71,803 miles are present on the odometer. The owner’s manual as well as a signed letter by Clive Cussler also are also included. We are proud to offer this stunning 1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible to the most astute collector or investor who understands and appreciates the rarity of this great American marque. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

    History of the 1955 Packard Caribbean
    In 1955 Packard took its flagship model, the Caribbean, to new heights. A completely new design by Richard Teague succeeded in making the car look modern. Packard’s first series of V8 engines were now standard on all models, with the most powerful being the 352ci V8 equipped with “dual-quad” Rochester carburetors. This combination produced 275 horsepower and was only offered in the Caribbean. Underneath the new “modern” body was Packard’s unique torsion bar suspension which was a standard feature and made the model one of the best riding cars of 1955. Costing $5,932 when new, the equivalent of roughly $57,000 today, the Caribbean Convertible (style number 5588) was Packard’s most expensive offering for 1955. The combination of style, performance, ride quality and low production numbers (only 500 examples were produced for 1955) makes examples highly sought after by collectors today.

    Year:
    1955
    Make:
    Packard
    Model:
    Caribbean
    Color:
    White/Jade/Emerald Green
    VIN:
    55881436
    Mileage:
    71,803
    Stock Number:
    406916AB_Caribbean

    Engine:
    352CI 275 HP V8
    Transmission:
    2-Speed Automatic
    Style:
    Convertible
    NADA VALUE
    $135,400.00
    DISCOUNT
    $35,500.00
    BUY IT NOW PRICE
    $99,900.00

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. is located in beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. Our dealership spans 4 acres, boasts 3 luxurious showrooms, a state-of-the-art service department, a world-class restoration facility, and is only minutes away from Lambert International Airport. While we offer our cars for online sale and auction, we do also encourage you to visit our beautiful classic car showroom!

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
    Why buy from Daniel Schmitt & Co?

    Family owned and operated for over 50 years, we are a classic and luxury car gallery, committed to delivering some of the rarest, highest-quality classic cars, to customers worldwide. Throughout the years, our classic car dealership has built its reputation as one of the most trusted providers of classic cars to enthusiasts, collectors or investors. We offer truly unique and beautiful motorcars for sale.


    As Daniel Schmitt & Co. reviews will attest, we focus on providing a world-class automobile shopping experience with thorough descriptions and detailed images - an absolute must in the digital age, when many of our classic and investment cars are sold online. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.


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    (314)291-7000 or info@schmitt.com
    NADA Guides July 19, 2019

    High Retail: $135,400.00


    Year:
    1955
    Make:
    Packard
    Model:
    Caribbean
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    High Retail Value
    This vehicle would be in excellent condition overall. It could be a completely restored or an extremely well maintained original vehicle showing very minimal wear. The exterior paint, trim, and mechanics are not in need of reconditioning. The interior would be in excellent condition. Note: This value does not represent a “100 Point” or “# 1” vehicle *.* “100 Point” or “# 1” vehicle is not driven. It would generally be in a museum or transported in an enclosed trailer to concourse judging and car shows. This type of car would be stored in a climate-regulated facility.

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    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
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    A FAMILY TRADITION FOR OVER 50 YEARS, SELLING CLASSIC & FINE MOTORCARS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
    Whether you are looking to buy a foreign exotic car or a premium American classic car, Daniel Schmitt & Company is ready to help you find the automobile of your dreams. You will find a wide selection of vehicles in our classic car showroom, which is located in the beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. We offer pre-purchase inspections of any car upon request. Call or e-mail us today to arrange a test drive.

    Daniel Schmitt & Co.
    3455 North Lindbergh Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63074
    (314)291-7000
    info@schmitt.com

    Showroom Hours
    Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    (open until 5:00 by appointment)
    Sunday: Closed

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