Unusual Automotive Treasures


Sold for $74,250 on October 10, 2014

212 bhp, 359 cu. in. L-head inline eight-cylinder
engine, two-speed Ultramatic Drive automatic
transmission, independent front suspension with
coil springs, semi-floating rear axle with semi-elliptic
leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.
Wheelbase: 122 in.

1954 Packard Caribbean Convertible
The car offered here, one of only four hundred 1954 Caribbeans built, was beautifully restored for its former long-term owner, a well-known East Coast collector, by the late Packard expert Robert Turnquist, of Hibernia Restorations. The restoration returned the car to “like-new” condition, down to the factory-correct finish in Gulf Green and Sahara Sand. It is equipped with both of the available options, power windows and seats, and it is reported by its owner to run and drive well, with all of its equipment properly functioning “as it should.” It has been driven only test mileage since its restoration and has only gently mellowed, with its recent detailing still in excellent overall condition.