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56 Carribean on E-Bay
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56 Caribbean on ebay, Looks pretty good. Seems to be all there except for non-Packard transmission. Price bid til now at 36,500. Is it worth it?

Posted on: 2015/3/20 14:25
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Sounds like the car is very well documented and has a lot of the original unique Caribbean parts besides the dual quad setup -- the boot bag, the original lined top, and the Ultramatic with its unique Caribbean torque converter. If all you want is a Caribbean to sit in your collection, you may find one that's shinier for less than what this one will sell for, but if you like survivors and originality, then I would say this one is definitely worth a premium.

Posted on: 2015/3/20 15:01
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I also looked pretty closely at those photosm looks like a very decent car for the $. I'm also watching that 56 Caribbean convertible with the $165,000 asking price and wondering what it will finally sell for.

Posted on: 2015/3/20 15:27
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$165000, Whew. Hope he gets it. Must be absolutely perfect and then some. Didn't see the listing. Where is it? Also a couple of Caribbeans in Hemmings this month that sound very attractive for the price.

Posted on: 2015/3/20 19:26
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I would like to see a $165000 Caribbean. There has not been one sold in the past few years at over $145k and that was a spectacular all black 56. When I started looking for a Caribbean project in 2008 the price guides suggested that a Number 1 restored car could sell for nearly $200,000 but in the years that have followed, the prices have tumbled.
I anticipate that you could spend well,over $165000 to acquire and restore a Caribbeam to Pebble Beach standards with a professional restorer...., but unless the younger generations become intrigued with the cars, I anticipate that it will be quite some time until the cars compete with Cords or the Twin Six cars.
Most people under 40 have never seen or heard,of a,Caribbean.....or a Packard.
Just my opinion.

Posted on: 2015/3/20 20:58
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It's the rare Packard (or Studebaker) which brings more than the cost of the restoration. I always tell anyone considering one, "Do it because you love the car and never add up the receipts."

jack vines

Posted on: 2015/3/21 12:23
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I completely agree jack,

Posted on: 2015/3/21 14:56
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I maybe wrong, but this car sold at a really good price, $45,897.00

Hope to see it out and about. Anyone want to fess up to the purchase?

Posted on: 2015/3/25 16:13
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let,

i wish it was me, i dropped that on model trains, a few years ago,,,

should of swapped my trains!!,,,,

Posted on: 2015/3/27 16:24
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