Packard introduced the Caribbean model for the 1953 model year, inspired by Packard's Pan American show car from the previous year. The Caribbean was essentially a customized Packard Mayfair, with an air intake on the hood in place of the Packard mascot, a continental kit (for the spare tire), cut-out rear wheel openings and chrome wire wheels. The top and windows are operated hydraulically.
This Caribbean was acquired by the current owner from the son of the original owner, in Rochester, New York. When the owner paid the asking price the seller included a 1953 Packard sedan parts car at no extra cost! It took five years to restore the Packard to its current condition.Also photographed at :