On the road show
The American-Made Convertible: 1955 Packard Caribbean
On a recent episode of Jay Leno’s Garage (pandemic edition), our host introduces us to an original, unrestored, 1955 Packard Caribbean. The self-leveling suspension is just one of many innovations on this American-made convertible.
Packard used to be the premiere luxury builder in America. Everyone had a Packard. But the ultimate downfall of the brand happened during the war. They entered a lot of contracts, and ultimately couldn’t get the materials they needed when the war ended, and fell behind automakers like GM. Join Jay in the garage as he tells the story of this classic American beauty, and why he loves driving this ultra-smooth ride. Enjoy.
Source: Jay Leno’s Garage