1956 Packard Caribbean Convertible 374ci V8 Push Button Automatic Transmission
- Condition: Used
- Make: Packard
- Model: Caribbean
- Type: Convertible
- Doors: 2 Doors
- Year: 1956
- Mileage: 62,008
- VIN: 56991171
- Color: Black
- Engine size: 374ci V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: Rear Wheel Drive
- Interior color: Other Color
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1956 Packard Caribbean
The Caribbean by Packard was one of the signature cars of the 1950s. Built on the Packard 400 chassis, he Caribbean series automobiles were loaded with luxury appointments. The company produced 276 Caribbean convertibles in 1956.
The Caribbean series was powered by Packard's own overhead valve V-8 engine that displaced 375 cubic-inches and produced 310 horsepower thanks, n part, o twin four-barrel Rochester carburetors.
The 1956 Caribbean Convertible was the last full size Packard produced. The Caribbena modelssold new for around$5,995.00. The 374 cubic-inch V-8 engine had 310 horsepower which was the highest in the industry. This engine featured two - 4 barrel carburetors with 10:1 compression ratio and a push button automatic transmission.
The interior featured reversible seat cushions with leather on one side and boucle cloth on the other.
New for 1956 model was the twin traction differential with limited slip 'designed for the fellow who must drive in all kinds of weather.'
Packard also featured other safety itesm for 1956 such as:
- Side marker lights
- Wrap around parking and tailights
- Automatic torsion leveling system for optimum nighttime visibility
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