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1955 Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible / 55881335 Vehicle Information

1955 Packard Caribbean photograph

1955 Packard Caribbean photograph

1955 Packard Caribbean photograph

1955 Packard Caribbean photograph

1955 Packard Caribbean photograph

1955 Packard Caribbean photograph

1955 Packard Caribbean photograph

1955 Packard Caribbean photograph

1955 Packard Caribbean photograph

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Sold for $41,250 at 2012 RM Auctions - St. Johns, Michigan.
By 1955, all Packard models featured an innovative front and rear torsion bar suspension system with automatic leveling. A pair of modern overhead-valve V-8 engines were introduced, displacing 320 and 352 cubic-inches with 225 and 275 horsepower, respectively. All with a new suspension and engines, the Ultramatic automatic transmission was updated with a locking torque converter, offering the performance and economy of a manual unit.

The Caribbean was powered by the top 275 horsepower, 352 V-8 engine with dual four-barrel carburetors, and the iconic 'batwing' air cleaner. Price was set as a staggering $5,930 and just 500 were built in 1955 followed by 539 the following year.

This 'black plate' California car is remarkably original. It has had limited ownership from new with just two or three care takers since it was built. A set of period style whitewall tires, chrome-plated wire wheels, dual exhaust outlets, and synchronized dual-radio antennae enhance the grand presence of this very fine Caribbean.

In 2012, the car was offered for sale at the St. John's auction presented by RM Auctions. The car was estimated to sell for $70,000-$90,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $41,250 including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2012



2012 RM Auctions - St. Johns, Michigan

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $70,000-USD $90,000 
Sale Price :
USD $41,250

1955 Packard Caribbean Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1955 sales)
1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible
Chassis#: 55881178
Sold for USD$44,800
  2021 Worldwide Auctioneers : The 14th Annual Auburn Auction
 
1955 Packard Caribbean
Chassis#: 5588-1269
Sold for USD$78,100
  2020 RM Sothebys : Palm Beach Online
1955 Packard Caribbean image  1955 Packard Caribbean image  
1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible
Chassis#: 5588-1033
Sold for USD$56,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
1955 Packard Caribbean image  1955 Packard Caribbean image  
1955 PACKARD CARIBBEAN CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 5588-1254
Sold for USD$39,600
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible
Chassis#: 55881169
Sold for USD$82,500
  2019 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction
 
1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible
Sold for USD$47,300
  2019 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible
Chassis#: 5588-1254
Sold for USD$29,120
  2019 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours
 
1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible
Chassis#: 5588-1403
Sold for USD$28,000
  2019 Bonhams : Tupelo Auction
 
1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible
Sold for USD$60,500
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible
Sold for USD$57,200
  2018 Mecum : Dallas
 
1955 PACKARD CARIBBEAN CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 55881401
Sold for USD$60,500
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1955 PACKARD CARIBBEAN CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 55881244
Sold for USD$56,100
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible
Sold for USD$66,000
  2018 Mecum : Kansas City
 
1955 PACKARD CARIBBEAN
Chassis#: 55881401
Sold for USD$35,000
  2018 GpK Auctions - Atlantic City
 
1955 PACKARD CARIBBEAN CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 55881244
Sold for USD$57,200
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible
Sold for USD$46,000
  2017 Mecum : Chicago
 
1955 PACKARD CARIBBEAN CONVERTIBLE
Sold for USD$69,300
  2017 Dragone Lime Rock Park
 
1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible
Chassis#: 55881185
Sold for USD$58,500
  2016 Mecum : Anaheim
 
1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible
Chassis#: 5588-1269
Sold for USD$77,000
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Hershey
1955 Packard Caribbean image  1955 Packard Caribbean image  
1955 PACKARD CARIBBEAN CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 55881356
Sold for USD$132,000
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1955 Packard Caribbean's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible558812292019 Worldwide Auctioneers : Riyadh Auction   
1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible 2017 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale Az   
1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible 2016 Auctions America : Auburn Spring$40,000  
1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible5588-13412014 Motor City Auction by RM Auctions$46,750$60,000$80,000
1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible 2014 Auctions America Auburn Spring$66,000  
1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible 2014 Auctions America Ft Lauderdale$52,500  
1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible 2013 Auctions America Auburn Spring$25,000  
1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible Canceled Lot 2013 Mecum Houston, Tx   
1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible 2012 Auctions America Auburn Spring$18,000  
1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible 2012 Auctions America Ft Lauderdale, Fl$80,000$100,000$125,000
1955 Packard Carribean Convertible 2012 Mecum Auctions Kissimmee Florida$72,000  
1955 Packard Carribean Convertible 2010 Auctions America : Auburn Collector Car Auction$67,500  
1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible 2010 Branson Auctions Spring 2010$55,620  
1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible 2009 Classic Car Auction of Michigan$55,000  
1955 PACKARD CARRIBEAN CONVERTIBLE 2002 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$37,000  
1955 PACKARD CARRIBEAN CONVERTIBLE 2001 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$38,000  
1955 PACKARD CARRIBEAN CONVERTIBLE 2001 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$41,000  

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Packard Caribbean Vehicle Profiles
Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Coachbuilder: Mitchell-Bentley
Model Year: 1953
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Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Coachbuilder: Mitchell-Bentley
Model Year: 1953
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Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Coachbuilder: Mitchell-Bentley
Model Year: 1953
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Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Coachbuilder: Mitchell-Bentley
Model Year: 1953
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Model Year: 1953
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Model Year: 1953
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Coachbuilder: Mitchell-Bentley
Model Year: 1953
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Coachbuilder: Mitchell-Bentley
Chassis Num: 2678
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Chassis Num: 2678-2061
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Coachbuilder: Mitchell-Bentley
Chassis Num: 26782406
Model Year: 1953
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Chassis Num: 26782494
Model Year: 1953
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Chassis Num: L415743
Model Year: 1953
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Model Year: 1954
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Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Model Year: 1954
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Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Model Year: 1954
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Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Model Year: 1954
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Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Model Year: 1954
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Model Year: 1954
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Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Model Year: 1954
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Chassis Num: 5478-2145
Model Year: 1954
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Chassis Num: 54782393
Model Year: 1954
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Model Year: 1955
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Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Chassis Num: 5588-1033
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Profile and Auction History
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Chassis Num: 5588-1220
Model Year: 1955
Profile and Auction History
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Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Chassis Num: 5588-1269
Model Year: 1955
Profile and Auction History

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Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Chassis Num: 5588-1341
Model Year: 1955
Profile and Auction History
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Chassis Num: 55881163
Model Year: 1955
Profile and Auction History
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Chassis Num: 55881258
Model Year: 1955
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Chassis Num: 55881335
Model Year: 1955
Profile and Auction History
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Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Chassis Num: 55881437
Model Year: 1955
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Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Model Year: 1956
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Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Model Year: 1956
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Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Model Year: 1956
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Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Model Year: 1956

Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Model Year: 1956
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Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Model Year: 1956
Profile
Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Model Year: 1956
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Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Model Year: 1956
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Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Model Year: 1956
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Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Model Year: 1956
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Custom Hardtop Coupe
Packard Caribbean Custom Hardtop Coupe

Model Year: 1956
Custom Hardtop Coupe
Packard Caribbean Custom Hardtop Coupe

Model Year: 1956
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Custom Hardtop Coupe
Packard Caribbean Custom Hardtop Coupe

Chassis Num: 56971154
Model Year: 1956

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Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

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