1953 Packard Caribbean Convertible. Purchased in 1964

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1953 Packard Caribbean Convertible. Purchased in 1964 from Austin Helgerson in Des Moines, this non-running Packard Caribbean is completely intact. Standard features on this car placed it in the ultra-luxury class of the automobiles of the era. Standard features included full leather interior, chrome wire wheels, full length hood scoop, chrome wheel well trim, and continental tire kit. There were 750 of these first-year convertibles built, costing $5210 from the dealer, compared to its "sister" convertible, the series 2679. 1518 of those were built, but the dealer price was almost $2000 less at $3486. The Caribbean was based on Packard's 1952 show car, the Pan American convertible. The Caribbean's received extensive modifications by the Mitchell-Bentley Corporation in Ionia, Michigan. Those modifications included full cutout rear wheel fender wells with wide chrome trim. As Packard pointed out in its advertising the 1953 lineup was "America's most exciting car! Packard. Ask the Man who owns one!"

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1953 Packard Caribbean Convertible. Purchased in 1964
1953 Packard Caribbean Convertible. Purchased in 1964
Lot number: 154
Seller: Rich Penn Auctions
Event: Hemken Auto Museum Collection
Ends: Saturday, September 18 | 9:00 AM  Central

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