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(5697) Caribbean Hardtop Coupe - HH56
Model Information
YEAR: 1956
SERIES: 56th
MODEL NAME: Caribbean Hardtop Coupe
MODEL NUMBER: 5697
VIN NUMBER:
General Information
FOUND WHERE: Sonoma County, CA
FOUND CONDITION: Fair
CURRENT LOCATION: Fresno, CA
CURRENT CONDITION: Excellent
PLANNED USE: Daily Driver
Interior Information
INTERIOR CODE: 296
INTERIOR DESCRIPTION: Red, White leather reversible to gray cloth.
Exterior Information
PAINT CODE: MKN
PAINT NAME:
EXTERIOR DESCRIPTION:
Drivetrain Information
ENGINE: 374+
ENGINE SERIAL:
TRANSMISSION: PB Twin Ultra
Other Information
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT: All standard Packard supplied for Caribbean plus installation of factory air from parts car.
VEHICLE HISTORY/
PROJECT STATUS:
Had been a daily driver for many years with almost 300K miles. Was very tired and well broken in. The late Steve Williams told me that every weekday morning there would be a long line of cars on a busy no pass 2 lane road and the older gentleman driving the Packard into SF at 40 mph would usually be cause of it. Very large amount of rust found during restoration caused me to make at the time a not very wise decision of replacing body instead of repairing but all else original, cleaned, repainted, replated, reworked etc. Next project is now non working factory air repair or probable replacement with a modern unit but keeping the innards hidden or incorporated in existing case so it looks original.
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Modification Detail:
PI Pump, .060 over, Chrysler 413 pistons
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