1956 Packard Caribbean
Packard was always a luxury brand that people knew best for their heavy limousines and comfortable sedans. But in 1956, they tried to enter the performance market with their Caribbean model. In those days, Packard was facing bankruptcy and the loss of sales, so the company was eager to find new customers any way they could.
For 1956, Packard introduced the biggest V8 engine available in America with the 374 V8. It delivered 310 HP with the help of high compression heads and dual quad carburetors. However, despite its big power, the Caribbean wasn’t fast because it was too heavy.