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1955 PACKARD CARIBBEAN CONVERTIBLE
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1955 PACKARD CARIBBEAN CONVERTIBLE ORIGINAL CALIFORNIA CAR! ORIGINAL NO EXPENSE SPARED, 1,500 MAN-HOUR RESTORATION BY SELCO RESORATIONS! KNOWN HISTORY FROM NEW! JUST IN FROM THE ESTATE OF A PROMINENT COLLECTION! STUNNING COLOR COMBINATION! #220 OF ONLY 500 BUILT! READY FOR CONCOURS APPEARANCES! TRULY ONE OF THE NICEST EXAMPLES OF THIS HIGHLY DESIRED MODEL TO BE FOUND ON EBAY!
1955 PACKARD CARIBBEAN CONVERTIBLE
Finished in White Jade, Turquoise, and Gray Pearl, this example, the 220th convertible built, was a special order from the Packard dealership in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, made by a local physician, Dr. Joe T. Hanna, who had ordered it as an opulent gift for his wife on her 50th birthday. After the Hannas had enjoyed the Caribbean, it was sold back to the dealer, and perhaps as a symbol of pride in bygone days, it remained on his showroom floor for a remarkable 25 years. John J. Lee, of Roslyn, South Dakota, purchased the Caribbean from the dealer in July 1986, making him perhaps the last person to buy a “used” Packard from its original salesroom. About five years later Mr. Lee drove the Caribbean south to Phoenix, Arizona, and for the next 14 years he would motor in style behind the wheel during his winter vacations in the Copper State. In 2004 he passed the car to another enthusiast, at which time it had recorded 62,000 actual miles. In this ownership the car underwent a complete 18-month, 1,500-man-hour cosmetic, mechanical, and electrical restoration, performed by SELCO Restorations, of Richmond, Texas. Throughout the restoration, new old stock parts were used whenever possible to ensure authenticity. The body was completely stripped, prepped, and properly finished before being repainted in its correct three-tone color scheme of White Jade, Turquoise, and Gray Pearl. The engine and carburetors were rebuilt, as were the power steering and power brake systems. The interior was completely reupholstered in new color-matched leather, while the original dashboard pad was in good enough condition to be saved. The trunk was fitted with all-new lining material, and the convertible top was replaced. After being driven and enjoyed some 250 miles post-restoration, the Caribbean passed into the ownership of Richard and Linda Kughn. The Kughns love this Packard, as is apparent from its well-maintained condition. It is excellent overall and still shows beautifully, making it appropriate for AACA fields or concours appearances. Impressively, it was featured in the December 2012 issue of Motor Trend Classic, in which, in a nod to the comparison road tests of old, it was matched against a 1955 Eldorado (also from the Kughn Collection) and a 1956 Lincoln owned by another collector. The Caribbean was described, fittingly, as offering “cutting-edge tech and mid-century style [that] exuded corporate confidence.” For over 50 years Packard had been one of America’s top luxury car manufacturers and had held a status unprecedented among automobiles of the worldwide elite. Sadly, all of that would end in the late 1950s, as the result of a combination of bad business decisions, bad sales, and bad luck. The company’s last prestigious, low-production offering was the Caribbean Convertible of 1955 and 1956. This top-of-the-line model was completely redesigned for ’55, and it sported a new high-output overhead-valve V-8 engine with dual four-barrel carburetors, which could produce an amazing 310 horsepower, put to the rear wheels through a new pushbutton Twin Ultramatic transmission. An innovative, new torsion-bar suspension on the chassis featured automatic leveling to suit the road surface, making the 1955 Packard Caribbean the smoothest-riding and best-handling full-size car of its era. At $5,932, the Caribbean was breathtaking in more ways than one. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Packard built a mere 500 examples in 1955. The survivors are treasured by enthusiasts of 1950s automobiles and are known as “the last great Packards,” with some even saying that they are the finest luxury convertibles of its era. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information on this gorgeous automobile. 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. Bid with confidence – this might just be one of the best finds on eBay!
N.A.D.A. Value ~

$106,500.00

- DISCOUNT ~

$6,600.00
SALE PRICE

$99,900.00
WARRANTY AVAILABLE!
This car qualifies for a
5 year / 100,000 additional Miles Powertrain Warranty!
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Year:
1955
Make:
Packard
Model:
CARIBBEAN CONVERTIBLE
Color:
White Jade, Turquoise, & Gray Pearl
VIN:
55881220
Stock Number:
406043

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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
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