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'53 Caribbean
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66Toaster
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What was the factory color for the engine? Mine looks like it might have been gold.

Posted on: 2015/9/8 15:44
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Re: '53 Caribbean
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Don Shields
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According to the Packard Club (www.packardclub.org) all Packard engines from 1948 through 1954 were gray, except for the 1954 359 engine which was bronze. The gray paint for your engine is available from Bill Hirsch (www.hirschauto.com) or just about any Packard parts house.

Posted on: 2015/9/9 0:55
Don Shields
1933 Eight Model 1002 Seven Passenger Sedan
1954 Convertible
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Re: '53 Caribbean
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Ross
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Massey Ferguson Gray from Tractor Supply works quite well also.

Posted on: 2015/9/9 9:46
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Re: '53 Caribbean
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Mike Dowd
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My '48 Custom 8 was painted grey (I used Ford grey engine paint when I repainted it.) My '48 Std 8 was green, but someone may have repainted it in the last 67 years.
M.

Posted on: 2015/9/9 9:48
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Owen_Dyneto
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Gray, no question about it.

Posted on: 2015/9/9 10:06
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Re: '53 Caribbean
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Ozstatman
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66Toaster,

Is there a chance your Caribbean had a heart transplant at some stage and now has a '54 359? Checking the engine number will prove or disprove that hypothesis.

Posted on: 2015/9/9 16:26
Mal
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1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

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Re: '53 Caribbean
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JWL
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Or painted to look like a '54 359? As Mal writes, the engine number will tell all.

(o{}o)

Posted on: 2015/9/9 17:07
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