Re: 1955 Caribbean Convertible BOOT - wanted

Posted by Leeedy On 2022/10/11 16:49:26
Ohhhhhhh, that poor car! All those years of good care and sane storage of the top... only to come to this... O-M-G!

And... naturally like folks today who just don't understand these cars, they cover and hide the most interesting part! Now no one viewing this Caribbean can see the bright pink color on the inside of the rare factory original top! No one can examine the original factory convertible top fabric. Why?

This museum has the rarest, most unusual 1955 Caribbean... with a beautiful factory original top (most people–even diehard Packard fans– have never even seen one). But the museum chooses to hide it all. Lower the top and cover it. Just like any other garden variety convertible Wow. WHY?

Here I am driving this Caribbean in Beverly Hills in the early 1970s. It had around 850 miles on the odometer at the time. We rarely put the top down. Mostly for shows and temporary displays. But never for extended exhibitions like now.

People now viewing this Caribbean can't see the top fabric. They can't see that it had color in the top well and on the inside of the top. They can't see how the top was made. AND... the original fabric will shrink and crease in no time flat if left in lowered position. Again... why? Just a very, very, very bad idea.


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