28 May 2013

Video: Packard Caribbean Buyers Guide

The Caribbean was a last hurrah for the once-illustrious Packard marque. Today they are still regarded for their styling and rarity, with fewer than 2,200 built over four years. Hagerty valuation specialist Dave Kinney spent some time with one at Amelia Island last March.


Year Wheelbase Engine Type Displacement Horsepower Torque Transmission
1953 122 in. L-head, inline 8 327 cid 180 @ 4,000 300 @ 2,000 Manual 3-speed
1954 122 in. L-head, inline 8 359 cid 212 @ 4,000 330 @ 2,200 Ultramatic 2-speed
1955 127 in. ohv V-8 352 cid 275 @ 4,800 355 @ 2,400 Twin Ultramatic 2-speed
1956 127 in. ohv V-8 374 cid 310 @ 4,600 405 @ 2,800 Twin Ultramatic 2-speed


Price Number Built
$5,210 750
$6,100 400
$5,932 500
$5,495 cpe 263
$5,995 cvt 276
Total production 2,189

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