• June 1, 2015

1955 Packard Caribbean-Red & White

1955 Packard Caribbean-Red & White

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1955 Packard Caribbean. Photo: Michelle Leveille

1955 Packard Caribbean. Photo: Michelle Leveille

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SPECIFICATIONS
Body Style: Caribbean Convertible Model 5588
Factory Price: $5,932
Production: 500 units in this model
Weight: 4,755 lbs
Engine: V-8
Horse Power: 275 @4,600 rpm
Cubic Inches: 352
Wheel Base: 127 in
Transmission: 3 speed standard (rare)
Brakes: 4 wheel hydraulic
 
1955 Packard Caribbean. Photo: Michelle Leveille

1955 Packard Caribbean. Photo: Michelle Leveille

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[column grid=”2″ span=”1″] The 1955 series was a major redesign on the 1951 dies by stylist Richard Teague. Some of the changes included tail lights, wrap around front windshield, grille, interior and dash, torsion level suspension for the Senior models and optional for the Clippers, and a new V-8 engine. With its new president James Nance, this was Packard’s attempt to regain its share of the luxury market now held by Cadillac. Packard had a very competitive product for 1955 in all areas. It was however too little too late to turn the company around.
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1955 Packard Caribbean. Photo: Michelle Leveille

1955 Packard Caribbean. Photo: Michelle Leveille

1955 Packard Caribbean. Photo: Michelle Leveille

1955 Packard Caribbean. Photo: Michelle Leveille