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1953 Packard Caribbean Convertible Matador Maroon Metallic Frame-off Restored

Convertible BODY TYPE

1953 Packard Caribbean Description:

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  • Engine Size 327CI
  • Transmission Type 2 Speed Automatic
  • Body Style convertible
  • Miles 64057
  • Vin NCS105115
  • Stock 1053
1953 Packard Caribbean Convertible Matador Maroon Metallic Frame-off Restored

CMC is proud to present this stunningly Frame-off restored 1953 Packard Caribbean Convertible in our showroom. If there's such a thing as an instant classic, the 1953 Packard Caribbean would have a pretty strong claim to the title. With only 750 built, powered by Packard's velvety smooth straight-eight and designed to bring a little pizzazz into the traditionally highly conservative Packard showroom, the Caribbean was a glamorous convertible to rival Cadillac's Eldorado, Buick's Skylark and Oldsmobile's 98 Fiesta.

The Caribbean, inspired by the Pan American show car that Packard unveiled at the 1952 New York Auto Show, was built on the 122-inch wheelbase of the Clipper line. Packard gave the car hand-formed rear quarter panels with fully rounded wheel openings, as well as a continental kit, chrome wire wheel covers, and a higher grade of interior trim than its Clipper counterparts. Optional equipment included Packard's Ultramatic automatic transmission, power steering and power brakes and a power convertible top. All were equipped with a 180hp, straight-eight.

Our Caribbean has received a Frame-off restoration back to original condition. The car has outstanding Matador Maroon Metallic exterior with an all new Maroon and White quality leather interior. The look and feel of the leather is first class. Bumpers and all exterior chrome has been triple chrome plated. All five wire wheels have been restored. The car has the correct canvas white soft top and matching white boot. The beauty doesn't stop at the top. Painted floorboards and a restored gloss black chassis can be found underneath. Attention to detail makes this Caribbean an absolute show stopper.

Mechanically, the legendary Flat Head 8 Cylinder engine is a recipient of a proper rebuild. The 327 C.I. inline 8 runs very smooth and powerful. The transmission shifts assertively and the car rolls down the highway effortlessly. The car handles very well for a land yacht. The power brakes stops the car well. All lights and gauges work.. Power top works with original knob. You will be very impressed with this car. This is something you can be proud to take to your next car show.

With only 750 Caribbean's being produced in 1953, not many remain today. Low Production hand built 1950's cars like the Caribbean remain popular among collectors as these unique classics are often referred to as "Rolling Art", which makes them timeless!

Financing available at very low rates!

Good trades are always welcomed.

Contact CMC today. Let us help you with the car of your dreams.
Carolina Muscle Cars Inc,
301 s. Wall ST. Benson, NC 27504

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Item location:Benson, North Carolina, United States
Interior color:White
Vehicle Title:Clean