1953 Packard Caribbean Convertible

1953 Packard Caribbean

Packard Called It Their Halo Car

If innovation and quality were the hallmarks for the Packard Motor Company, then they may have been its downfall as well. But in 1953, the vaunted Packard was still the best in class with Cadillac, Lincoln and Chrysler trying to immitate its quality ride.

Packard put everything it could muster into its new flagship model, which they called the Caribbean, in 1953. The first year 1953 Packard Caribbean was only available as a convertible. They were betting the whole enchilada on its impact. It had the most extraordinary and highly advanced options of any American automobile of its time. Everyone back in the day loved the full rear wheel cutouts and chrome trim.

This week, a rare 1953 Packard Caribbean Convertible appeared in our Packard Section online. It is being offered for sale at Carolina Muscle Cars in Benson, North Carolina. You see it here in its stunning Matador Maroon metallic exterior finish. As the result of a frame-off restoration back to orignal condition it also has  a maroon and white leather interior. (Check out the photos at the link.) Optional equipment includes the celebrated Ultramatic automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes and a power convertible top. All Caribbeans were equipped with a 180 horse, 327-cu.in. Flathead straight Eight.

According to one authority, there may only be about 25 ’53 Caribbeans known to exist. Only 750 were actually built by Packard that year. This one is so nice you would be proud to take her to your next car show.

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Collector Cars with Low Miles

1972 Chevelle SS

Chevelles are the hottest muscle cars on the market right now. Here is a 1972 Chevelle SS that still has only 7k actual documented miles. That is what Carroll Street Auto tells us in Manchester, New Hampshire. The documented information says this car was delivered loaded with options. What a find!

Here are more recent Low Miles additions:

1953 Hudson Hornet from Long Island, NY, 28k miles

1973 Ford Thunderbird, Florida, 31k actual miles

1971 Cadillac Seville, The Last Detail, IL, 36k actual miles

1989 Buick Reatta, Cruisin Classics, OH, 7,239 actual miles

You’ll find these and hundreds more in our Low Miles Section online now.

Project Vehicles for Restoration

1967 Chevelle LS Project

Destined to be a resto mod, this 1967 Chevelle has the chassis done, 4 link rear, 3:55 posi. 4 wheel disc brakes, quick ratio box, new front end components and adjustable coil overs all around. Rebuilt LS1 engine w/LS6 top end and Z06 fast intake and a 4L60E transmission. Ready for your final touch.

The following are just some of the cars available in the Project Car Section this week:

1969 Motion Corvette, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA

1948 Chevy Special Deluxe from Oak Ridge, NJ

1960 Dodge Seneca from Las Vegas, NV

1977 Pontiac Trans Am from Bakersfield, CA

1957 Chevy 210 Gasser from Morgantown, PA

1970 Volkswagen Bus from Morgantown, PA

1966 Corvette Convertible from Fontana, CA

Find hundreds of project cars for sale in the Project Car Section.

Price Reduced

Moonshine Road Runner

As the story goes, this 1970 Plymouth Road Runner was sent to Mr. Norm’s in Chicago to get a 440 6 Pack upgrade. The purpose? The owner wanted to run moonshine. There is an interesting history and supporting photos in the ad. The seller was asking $95,000 when he first listed this Road Runner. But he contacted us this week to make sure we lowered the price to $65,000. Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about.

Here are more vehicles with price cuts this week:

Vehicle For SaleOriginal PriceReduced To
1936 Ford Street Rod$145.000$135,000
1992 Ford Mustang LX 5.0$28,000$20,000
1997 Ford F-250 HD$15,000$10,000
1985 GMC Sonoma$20,500$14,500

Street Rods

Ford Truck

Ford Truck

1925 Ford Truck. THIS TRUCK…

Ford Roadster

1932 Ford Roadster. For consignment,…

See more great deals in the Street Rod Section, or watch the the New Listings page.

Rock n Roll 50’s


Chevrolet Bel Air

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Imagine a…



Ford Thunderbird

This beautiful and rare 1962…


Ford Starliner Sunliner

Ford Starliner Sunliner

1961 Ford Starliner Sunliner has…
Buick LeSabre Convertible

Buick LeSabre Convertible

1961 Buick LeSabre convertible, earlier…

Off Road, 4x4s, and Jeeps

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport

2004 Jeep TJ LJ Unlimited…

Ford Bronco

1967 Ford Bronco, a generation…
Chevy Silverado Z71

Chevy Silverado Z71

1998 Chevy Silverado Z71. Short…

Find more in the Off Road Section on Cars On Line.com. There’s even more on the New Listings page!

You can see all the fresh ads on the New Listings page.


Ford Sedan Delivery

Ford Sedan Delivery

Rare 1946 Ford Sedan Delivery. Ford small block 302 /…

Fresh ads appear first on the New Listings page.

Future Collectibles

Camaro Z/28 Convertible

Camaro Z/28 Convertible

1999 Camaro Z/28 convertible Beautiful,…

Fresh ads appear first on the New Listings page.

You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.

Classic 60s Cars


Pontiac Ventura

1961 Pontiac Ventura Coupe. For…

You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.

Vintage Motorcars

Chevy Rumble Seat Coupe

Chevy Rumble Seat Coupe

Decided to sell my 1936 Chevy Rumble…

DeSoto Series S7C

1940 DeSoto Custom Series S7C Convertible Coupe.…

Ford Standard

1939 Ford Standard Coupe. The first clue…

Plymouth Deluxe

1933 Plymouth Deluxe Coupe The Plymouth De…

You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.


Plymouth Road Runner

Plymouth Road Runner

1970 Plymouth Road Runner Moonshine Car, 2-door…
Dodge Charger Daytona

Dodge Charger Daytona

Hard to find 1976 Dodge Charger Daytona…

Chrysler 300

1970 Chrysler 300 Convertible. For consignment a…

Dodge Challenger

1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger RT. For the…

See all the fresh ads on the New Listings page.

Chevy Muscle Cars

1962 Chevrolet Bel Air

Bel Air Bubble Top 409

Stunning 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air Bubble Top…

Find more in the Chevrolet Muscle Car Section of our website.

Find more in the Ford Muscle Car Section, or watch the fresh listings as they appear on the New Listings page.

You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed daily on the New Listings page.

Pontiac Muscle Cars


Pontiac GTO

1969 Pontiac GTO In early 1963 a…

Check the Pontiac Performace Section for more. See all the fresh ads listed on the New Listings page.

Check the Oldsmobile Muscle Car Section . See more listed each day on the New Listings page.

Buick Muscle Cars

Buick Century Gran Sport

Buick Century Gran Sport

One-of-a-kind 1975 Buick Century Gran Sport, rare…

Check out the Buick Muscle Car Section. More listed daily on the New Listings page.


Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen Beetle

1967 Volkswagen Beetle with new Zenith…

Station Wagons


Chevrolet 150 Wagon

1957 Chevrolet 150 2 Door Station…

Late Model Sports Cars

Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

Beautiful 2009 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S…

You’ll find many more modern sports cars listed by year in the Late Model Sports Car Section.

Scroll through the Trucks & 4x4s Section for more. The newest ads come in on the New Listings page.

You’ll see more for sale in the Customs Section and on the New Listings page.

Pro Street

Corvette Pro Street

Corvette Pro Street

PRICE REDUCED – 1968 Corvette Pro Street Convertible with frame off build. 355 Chevy Engine, Fuel Injected, Great Mileage, 650 HP Turbo Charged, 400 Transmission, Reverse Valve Shifting, New Saddle Leather Interior, Backup Camera, Stereo, Rack and Pinion Steering, Tilt…

You’ll see more for sale in the Pro Street Section, or on the Cars On Line New Listings page.

See more for sale in the Truck Section or watch for fresh listings on the New Listings page.

See more great deals in the Luxury Section or on the New Listings page.

Micro Cars


Nash Metropolitan

This 1955 Nash Metropolitan Convertible is…

Crosley Station Wagon

1948 Crosley Station Wagon It was…

See more great deals in the Mustang Section and on the New Listings page.

Deals of the Day

1971 Corvette LS5 454

If you are a Corvette enthusiast you might have a preference for the “steel bumper” cars with higher horsepower. But they are pricey, right? Well here is the best of both worlds, a 1971 Corvette LS5 454 big block car in gold paint and having a desirable 4-speed manual transmission. It is being offered for sale at Carroll Street Auto in Manchester, New Hampshire this week at a very affordable price. Now the photo here might fool you so look through the photos on the ad page at the link. They show some considerable “patina” on the passenger side rear. Check it out, or have a pre-purchase inspection to know more. But hurry! It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Saturday. The asking price is only $26,900.

1936 Chevrolet Tudor

You really have to look at these photos of a 1936 Chevrolet 2-Door Sedan that was just listed here on Cars-On-Line.com by Haggle Me, an internet broker. The photos show a car that looks very clean and complete. Only a pre-purchase inspection can tell for sure, but it is rare to find a Chevy of this vintage that is so clean and detailed and complete. They tell us it is very nice, all original with a 6 cylinder engine, and 3-speed manual transmission on the floor.  They note “excellent paint and interior.”  They say it runs and drives well, too. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Sunday. The asking price is only $19,900.

1946 Ford Super Deluxe

As they say, “1946 never looked so good.” That’s because this 1946 Ford Super Deluxe Tudor Coupe is an amalgam of many features from other cars and other makes. In mild custom resto mod form, this hot rod classic custom is being offered for sale this week at the Classic Auto Mall in Morgantown, Pennsylvania. (Check out all the photos at the link.) For instance it has power steering and power brakes. They say it starts and runs well. You will notice items which need attention. And it looks like the hood needs an adjustment. They say the windshield wipers are not working. For the right buyer who wants to tinker, this could be your huckleberry. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Monday. The asking price is only $15,900. (And, if you want a second pair of eyes on it, have it inspected before you buy.)

1935 Dodge DU Sedan

Coming out of an estate, this 1935 Dodge Model DU Sedan looks very nice and clean. It is on consignment at the Classic Auto Mall. They say the paint looks to be original with some rust and dents and dings acquired over the years. Note the suicide rear doors. So we are confident that this one can be called a survivor. Most important to consider is that there aren’t many of these around anymore. Own a piece of history. Our contact at the Classic Auto Mall says it starts right up and drives well. He notes there might be a wheel bearing going out. That should be attended to. Have a pre-purchase inspection done on this one to know more. But hurry. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Tuesday. The asking price is $21,000.

1966 Lincoln Continental

This 1966 Lincoln Continental is a little bit more of a project as you can see from the photos. It is being offered for sale by Classic Car Deals, an internet broker representing their client in Utah. They say it runs and drives “great” and the body is in good condition. You can see some rust (might be surface rust) starting in the usual places. But they say the car is complete. We always recommend that you have a pre-purchase inspection on any car you want to buy. Do it before you buy. So here is the link to the COL Inspection Service. This Lincoln will be our DEAL of the DAY on Wednesday. The asking price is $14,495.

1949 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe

Here is another surpise this week from the Classic Auto Mall. They listed this 1949 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe coupe for sale. We had to look twice because it is not often that we see one in this clean a condition. The owner says they drove it all over the country and even into Canada, a 4k trip, without problem. You really have to see the photos to believe how nice it looks. What a sharp Chevy. The inline six was rebuilt in 2008. It has a 3-speed manual transmission as it should. The brakes need to be redone so it cannot be test driven. A pre-purchase inspection might tell you more. But the price is right. They are asking $9,900.

Often there are more cars that deserve to be in the DEAL of the DAY than we can schedule for our front page feature. Here is a list of cars that just missed the cut for the DEAL of the DAY this week. Remember, you saw them here first:

1976 Lincoln Mark IV$10,000Morgantown, PA
1977 Corvette$16,500Morgantown, PA
1985 Camaro$17,500Nashville, TN
1996 Camaro Z28$13,000Morgantown, PA
1995 Ford Crown Victoria$13,500Morgantown, PA

Cars for under $10,000:

1980 Toyota Celica Liftback$7,999Shoreline, WA
1989 Chevrolet Caprice$7,000Morgantown, PA

Cars On Line features vehicles here based on their listed price. We are not endorsing these vehicles. We have not inspected or appraised any of the above vehicles. We are only pointing out that these vehicles are priced at a discount to the market. When you buy from a private party the purchase is always “as is” and “where is.” There is no warranty implied or given on any of these cars by Cars On Line. It is your responsibility as the buyer to protect yourself from misrepresentation of any car advertised. We strongly recommend having a vehicle inspected as one precaution before you buy. Click here to purchase a detailed vehicle inspection.

Sold Thru Cars On Line

Here are some of the comments from happy sellers who were nice enough to tell us about their experience advertising with the Cars On Line website.

A Milwaukee collector posted his 1965 Chevy Nova for sale in our Nova Section. Today he left us a message to mark it SOLD. “Very, very good,” was his description of the service he got from Cars-On-Line.com. “If I get another, will contact Carsonline.com. Thank you! Stay Safe.”

You know we love to hear from our advertisers. It makes our day to know we did you some good.

Below is a list of cars SOLD Thru Cars On Line during the past week (January 27, 2023 through February 2, 2023.)

1963 Dodge Max Wedge2022 Corvette2005 Dodge Viper
1966 Chevelle SS1957 Chevy 1501955 Chevy 210
2009 Corvette Cpe1965 Corvair1970 Dodge Challenger R/T
1954 Ford Sunliner1948 Chevy Coupe1998 Mustang SVT Cobra
1966 Plymouth Belvedere

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