Chevrolet Caprice 1966: Iconic Model Restoration and Valuation

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Chevrolet Caprice 1966
Chevrolet Caprice 1966

The Caprice debuted in 1965, a year that saw Impala sales exceed 1 million units, fueling Chevrolet’s full-size strategy. However, it soon carved its path. In 1966, the Caprice gained series status, achieving sales of 181,000 units, excluding station wagons. Engine options mirrored those of the Impala, except for the absence of six-cylinder offerings, with the base choice being the 283.

Additionally, the Caprice offered the popular 327ci small block and the more potent 396. The highlight of the Caprice lineup was the 427, boasting 390 horsepower in 1966. The showcased 1966 Caprice is a remarkable example meticulously cared for throughout its life.

Chevrolet Caprice 1966
Chevrolet Caprice 1966

According to eBay seller ballingfly_guy06, the car spent its entirety under their ownership in a garage, evident in its pristine condition. While the owner suggests it “could use another paint job,” the car’s previous owner had professionally resprayed it, resulting in a stunning appearance.

Regarding the engine, the vehicle features a numbers-matching 396, although it’s unclear if it’s the original block or underwent rebuilding. Nonetheless, it runs and drives smoothly, a detail potential buyers may inquire about. Despite fading popularity compared to the Impala, this Caprice exemplar is unlikely to linger on the market for long.

Priced at $19,900, the owner deems it fair but allows negotiation via the Make Offer button. Currently residing in Missouri City, Texas, this Caprice promises a reliable journey home, courtesy of its exceptional condition.

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