Featured Museum Car
1953 Packard Caribbean Convertible
Packard built vehicles that were perceived as luxurious and plush, meant for the "Upper Class" of high society. However, after World War II the world changed, and Packard found itself in need of a change or go out of business. The world had just come out of a long, dark depression of destruction, and millionaires were more likely to want to drive their car themselves than let the chauffeur have all the fun.
This Packard Caribbean Convertible has all the luxurious amenities of trimmed chrome, wire wheels, and one of the company's best plush leather interiors. It even looks sporty, with a faux hood scoop! Only 750 units were produced, with a base price of $5,210.00. The car features an inline 8-cylinder engine with 327 cubic inches and 180 horsepower, a 4 barrel carburetor, and an Ultramatic automatic transmission.