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1956 Packard Carribean Convertible !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For sale: 1956 Packard Carribean Convertible

Technical specifications

Item location:
Peru, Illinois, United States
Dover White
Engine size:
374ci 2x4bbl V8
Number of cylinders:
Power options:
Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Drive type:
Interior color:
Vehicle Title:
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I have for sale a very special 1956 Packard Caribbean Convertible #1084, known as “White Cloud” in the Packard community. It has been documented in many Packard Club magazine articles (Packard Cormorant of Autumn 1987). Of the 276 convertibles that were built in 1956, it is the only one that is optioned this way. It is among only 31 known to be originally painted in a single color, this one is the "M" paint code Dover White. Only 4 Caribbeans were painted all M code Dover white this year. Though it's not indicated on the VIN plate but is listed on the shipping order, this Caribbean has Trim code 37, which is all white leather on both sides of the cushions and dashboard. Another rare option this car has is the motor-wheel wire wheels, this is 1 of 6 convertibles in 1956 that had the chrome wire spoke wheel option. Today only 120 or so of these 1956 Caribbean convertibles are left, and this would likely be the most valuable of all the 1956 Caribbeans produced. These Caribbean convertibles have been appreciating as blue chip collector car investments and will continue to rise especially since they are recognized as a full classic by the AACA.

This Caribbean is partway through its concours quality restoration. There has been over $50,000 invested at a Packard restoration shop in what has been done so far. I have all the restoration receipts, detailed history, shipping/build sheet that lists the factory options, restoration process photos, documentation, correspondence with previous owners and extra/duplicate parts to go with this car.

Contact Jim – 815.252.7247 - Serious Inquiries only please.

The old black & white picture is of the car in the 1970's

Here is a link to more pictures -

I have an almost complete storied history of this well-known car “White Cloud”. Below is a brief outline:
• It was shipped to Gulf Stream Motors in West Palm Beach Fla. On Jan. 12, 1956 and sold new there.
• In the mid 1970's a man from TX purchased the car from a Korean doctor outside of Macon, Georgia and was given the name “White Cloud”
• Purchased in unrestored condition by a man from IL in the late 1980’s. Started restoration in 2006.
• Purchased by myself in 2013

White Cloud’s Options:
• All white M code Dover White paint
• White top
• Special order interior, all white leather, both sides of cushions and dashboard
• Dual accessory spotlights
• Automatic pushbutton transmission
• Front heater
• Radio
• Power steering
• Power brakes
• Power windows
• Power seat
• Wire spoke wheels
• Day-nite mirror
• Power-lok (positraction) rear axle

Here is a list of what has been restored to a very high quality:
• The body and chassis
• The 5 wire wheels, by Dayton
• Accessory spotlights
• Multiple chrome and stainless parts have been done, but there are still other items not finished
• The dashboard
• The dash cover
• Antennas
• Carburetors, intake and air cleaner

To be completed:
• Original Engine & transmission, ran when pulled
• Interior and top
• Some chroming and stainless polishing/repair
• Needs to be sourced - convertible top pins, passenger side interior door trim panel and rear quarter interior trim panel

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