1955 PACKARD CARIBBEAN CONVERTIBLE - 79055 Sold* at Las Vegas 2009 - Lot #685 1955 PACKARD CARIBBEAN CONVERTIBLE http://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/79055/79055_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #685

1955 PACKARD CARIBBEAN CONVERTIBLE

Auction Las Vegas 2009
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 685
Year 1955
Make PACKARD
Model CARIBBEAN
Style CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 55881024
Exterior Color WHITE/PINK/BLACK
Interior Color WHITE/PINK
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 352
Transmission AUTOMATIC
Description

Lot #685 - The Packard Caribbean was the most expensive American car for 1955, more expensive than the Cadillac Eldorado. It was also one of the most advanced cars with a powerful dual-quad V8 engine, ultramatic transmission, level ride suspension, dual mount power antenna, chrome wire-wheels, dual zone heat, Wonder Bar radio, tri-tone leather interior, power windows and seats and power top. This car is #24 of 500 produced and custom built for Dr. Phillip Heise who purchased it new and held ownership for 42 years, from 1955-1997. It is one of the most desirable colors, Code "MUH", tri-tone white, pink, gray and has had a complete frame-up restoration starting with a very original car. It has all new suspension and a highly detailed engine bay and trunk compartment. This is truly an extraordinary classic car.