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(5697) Caribbean Hardtop Coupe - HH56

Model Information
YEAR:
1956
SERIES:
56th
MODEL:
5697
MODEL NAME:
Caribbean Hardtop Coupe
VIN NUMBER:
*MISSING*
THEFT NUMBER:
*MISSING*
General Information
STATUS:
Current Owner
STATUS DATE:
ACQUIRED WHERE:
Sonoma County, CA
ACQUIRED DATE:
ACQUIRED CONDITION:
Fair
OWNED LOCATION:
Fresno, CA
OWNED CONDITION:
Excellent
ORG DEALERSHIP:
DELIVERED DATE:
Interior Information Exterior Information
INTERIOR CODE:
296
PAINT CODE:
MKN
PAINT NAME:
INTERIOR DESCRIPTION:
Red, White leather reversible to gray cloth.
EXTERIOR DESCRIPTION:
Drivetrain Information
ENGINE SERIAL:
*MISSING*
ENGINE:
374+
TRANSMISSION:
PB Twin Ultra
Other Information
OPTIONAL EQUIPTMENT:
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 3K 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 4 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 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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PI Pump, .060 over, Chrysler 413 pistons





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