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1955 Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible / 5588-1269 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

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 $77,000 at 2016 RM Sotheby's : Hershey.
Sold for $78,100 at 2020 RM Sothebys : Palm Beach Online.
By 1955, all Packard models now featured a front and rear Torsion-Level suspension system, which automatically leveled the car to suit the road surfaces, offering a smooth ride and better-handling than many other full-size automobiles of that era. Power was supplied by an overhead valve V-8 engine that was backed by an Ultramatic transmission. It was updated with a locking torque converter which allowed it to offer the economy and performance of a manual gearbox.

The 352 cubic-inch V8 engine was given dual four-barrel carburetors and the iconic 'batwing' air cleaner. All Caribbean Convertibles had a three-tone color scheme, a full leather interior, an ultra-deluxe dashboard layout with a gold-tone textured insert and two-tone steering wheel, and a long list of standard amenities. With its $5,932 price tag, the Caribbean was one of the most expensive American automobiles in 1955.

This particular example has been given a frame-off restoration. It is finished in the correct colors of White Jade, Zircon, and Sapphire. It has the original 275 horsepower engine and the Ultramatic transmission, which both have been rebuilt. It has the standard power steering and brakes, and a stainless steel dual exhaust. Other features include a Wonderbar radio and chrome wire wheels with wide whitewall tires.


By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2016



2020 RM Sothebys : Palm Beach Online

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $75,000-USD $90,000 
Sale Price :
USD $78,100

2016 RM Sotheby's : Hershey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $80,000-USD $100,000 
Sale Price :
USD $77,000

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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Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

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

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

Coachbuilder: Mitchell-Bentley
Model Year: 1953
Profile

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
Chassis Num: 2678
Model Year: 1953
Profile and Auction History
Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Coachbuilder: Mitchell-Bentley
Chassis Num: 2678-2061
Engine Num: L405945
Model Year: 1953
Profile and Auction History

Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Coachbuilder: Mitchell-Bentley
Chassis Num: 26782406
Model Year: 1953
Profile and Auction History
Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Coachbuilder: Mitchell-Bentley
Chassis Num: 26782494
Model Year: 1953
Profile and Auction History
Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Coachbuilder: Mitchell-Bentley
Chassis Num: 26782691
Model Year: 1953

Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Coachbuilder: Mitchell-Bentley
Chassis Num: L411551
Model Year: 1953
Profile and Auction History
Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Coachbuilder: Mitchell-Bentley
Chassis Num: L415743
Model Year: 1953
Profile and Auction History
Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Model Year: 1954
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Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Model Year: 1954
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Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Model Year: 1954
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Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Model Year: 1954
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Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Model Year: 1954
Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Model Year: 1954
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Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Model Year: 1954
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Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Chassis Num: 5478-2145
Model Year: 1954
Profile and Auction History
Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Chassis Num: 54782393
Model Year: 1954
Profile and Auction History
Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Model Year: 1955
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Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

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

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

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

Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

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

Chassis Num: 55881163
Model Year: 1955
Profile and Auction History
Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Chassis Num: 55881258
Model Year: 1955
Profile and Auction History

Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Chassis Num: 55881335
Model Year: 1955
Profile and Auction History
Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Chassis Num: 55881437
Model Year: 1955
Profile and Auction History
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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Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Model Year: 1956
Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Model Year: 1956

Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Model Year: 1956
Profile
Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Model Year: 1956
Profile
Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Model Year: 1956
Profile

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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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

Custom Convertible
Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible

Chassis Num: 56991056
Model Year: 1956


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