The Packard Caribbean Convertible of 1953 was inspired by the Pan-American show car. It was put into limited production with only 750 examples being produced. It featured classic Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels, low hood scoop, and full cutout rear wheel housing.
This 1953 Packard Caribbean Convertible has been in the care of its owner for twenty years and has been well maintained with regular maintenance. It has been treated to a complete restoration; following the restoration it was shown at several shows where it won the coveted Best of Show Award on several occasions. The exterior is finished in burgundy paint with chrome used throughout. The interior is finished in burgundy and ivory leather. All mechanical components are original, including the eight-cylinder engine that displaces 327 cubic-inches and produces 180 horsepower. This car has a three-speed manual gearbox and four-wheel disc brakes. It is well equipped with options such as power windows, power top, and power brakes.
At auction the car was offered without reserve and estimated to sell between $65,000 - $85,000. The estimated value proved to be accurate as this well preserved vehicle was sold for $75,350.