Re: Mike's 53 Caribbean

Posted by HH56 on 2021/9/28 15:28:51
Is it a mis-speak or did someone actually put a 54 only 359 engine as well as the OD transmission in a 53. If so that should be a fairly lively car and maybe one of the few times hotrod would be an apt description for a Packard.

It would almost make a true statement from one of Tom McCahill's early 50s test descriptions of a Packard where he described performance being something to the effect of "lightning fast acceleration on chair high seats".

While chair high seats is apt, most of us know that an original Ultramatic in normal driving mode which is what was tested, calling it "lightning fast acceleration" is a large stretch of the imagination.

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