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1956 PACKARD CARIBBEAN CONVERTIBLE
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  • EXCELLENT CONDITION!
  • RARE & DESIRABLE 1956 CARIBBEAN CONVERTIBLE
  • ONE OF ONLY 276 BUILT!
  • FORMALLY PART OF THE S. TRUETT CATHY COLLECTION (FOUNDER OF CHICK-FIL-A RESTAURANTS)
  • THE MOST EXPENSIVE PACKARD MODEL FOR 1956!
  • LAST PRODUCTION YEAR PACKARD CONVERTIBLE
  • NUMBERS MATCHING “DUAL-QUAD” 374CI V8 ENGINE
  • STUNNING COLOR COMBINATION
  • DOCUMENTATION INCLUDES ORIGINAL OWNER’S MANUAL AND A COPY OF S. TRUETT CATHY REGISTRATION
  • RECENTLY SERVICED
  • PERFORMS WONDERFULLY
  • A COLLECTOR’S DREAM!
  • Options Include:
  • POWER CONVERTIBLE TOP
  • POWER STEERING
  • FOUR WAY POWER SEAT
  • POWER WINDOWS
  • AM RADIO
  • CHROME WIRE WHEELS
  • WHITE WALL TIRES
  • While the Packard name would continue until the 1958 model year, many historians consider 1956 to be the last year for “true” Packard production. Despite Packard’s troubled financial status, that did not stop the company from unveiling some more innovations for the 1956 model year. The automatic transmission was now controlled by an electronic push button assembly next to the steering wheel and the company’s legendary torsion bar suspension, which was previously an option, became a standard feature by summer 1956. Senior models such as the Caribbean received a new bored out V8 which displaced 374 cubic inches and was fed by twin four-barrel Rochester carburetors – a good combination for 310 horsepower! These improvements paid off in the automotive press, with many reports calling the 1956 Packard the best American car of the year. Packard’s stunning Caribbean Convertible was the last and only convertible option offered in 1956. Given body number 5699, the Caribbean Convertible was the most expensive Packard offered that year and had a base price of nearly $6,000 (the equivalent of over $55,000 today). A stylish end to a legendary car maker’s portfolio, very few Caribbean Convertibles were assembled and sold during 1956, making them one the rarest American production cars of the 1950's. Today, examples are highly prized by collectors around the globe.

    The 1956 Packard Caribbean Convertible featured here is finished in stunning Corsican Black over Naples Orange with an impeccably kept reversible Vermillion black and white leather interior. This incredible motorcar is one of only 276 built and represents the last of all Packard Convertibles. A rare car with excellent provenance, this Caribbean is still powered by its numbers matching V8 engine and was formally part of the collection belonging to Chick-Fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy. We are proud to offer this investment-grade 1956 Packard Caribbean Convertible to the most astute investor or collector 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.

    Year:
    1956
    Make:
    Packard
    Model:
    Caribbean
    Color:
    Corsican Black/Naples Orange
    Mileage:
    127
    Stock Number:
    406851_Caribbean

    Engine:
    374CI 310 HP V8
    Transmission:
    2-Speed "Ultramatic" Automatic
    Style:
    Convertible
    NADA VALUE
    $134,100.00
    DISCOUNT
    $44,200.00
    BUY IT NOW PRICE
    $89,900.00

    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.


    We look forward to working with you!

    (314)291-7000 or info@schmitt.com
    NADA Guides

    High Retail: $134,100.00


    Year:
    1956
    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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    We work closely with many banking institutions that understand and recognize the collector value of classic cars and view them as an investment, which allows us to help you get the financing you need so that you can have the car you have dreamed of.


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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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