1954 PACKARD CARIBBEAN CONVERTIBLE - 44657Sold* at Scottsdale 2007 - Lot #1588.1 1954 PACKARD CARIBBEAN CONVERTIBLE//cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/44657/44657_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
1954 PACKARD CARIBBEAN CONVERTIBLE
FIFTIES & SIXTIES CARS - CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Lot #1588.1 - As a result of the 1952 Pan American Expo's car of the future, the Caribbean was created to be an authentic piece of the Packard history. This Caribbean is one of 26 remaining and the first owner, J. Lynn Johnston, legal advisor to Joseph P. Kennedy, attests to Senator John F. Kennedy's ride in this car. This Caribbean is powered by a 212 HP, 359 CID Straight 8, with 68,589 miles. A total original body restoration was completed in 2006 including: engine compartment, 162 pieces (including spoke wheels) re-chromed, new carpets, upholstery, top, engine gaskets, front springs, tie rod & sway bar bushings, wheel cylinders, with rebuilt water pump, carburetor, and fuel pump. This work of art and gentleman's car @ $6100 was the most expensive U.S. produced car in 1954and only 400 were made. Restoration photos, 22 year restoration expense detail and Mr. Johnston's historic letters are included.
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