Resurrecting a Classic Chevy
This is my 1968 Chevy Caprice. It was the very first car I ever worked on
as a Student of Auto Body way back 20 years ago. Since then the car has
lapsed into obscurity after the transmission went all kerflooey and sat
under a cedar tree for 16 years. The needles destroyed the paint, the vinyl
top was not replaced when the car was originally fixed, and the interior
was ruined when the top gave way. The car had about $3,000 put into the
engine (a 327 ci 275 hp engine that is original to the car) and the car
overall has about 87,000 original miles. As I stated, the car has sat for
the last 16 years and we dragged it to its current location, put a battery
in it, and after some tinkering, it started right up. It has a whole tank
of $.99 gas in it and it runs smoothly. The peck you hear in the video is
an Exhaust leak. If you have any
questions, drop me an e-mail.
95 9C1 Caprice vs 96 Impala SS
Slightly modded 95 9C1 LT1 vs. modded 96 Impala SS. Caprice runs 13.32 @
101 to the Impala's 13.96 @ 98mph. FNDs at Firebird Raceway.
69 Chevy Caprice 396cid SURVIVOR with just 28.000 miles!! for sale (no Dodge Charger)
FOR SALE: 69 Chevy Caprice, 396 with high performance cam, TH400, disc PB
(very strong),PS,PW and air condition (works). One of the rare really good
survivors with just 28.000 orig. miles on it!! From a car collector of San
Diego, California (see plates), never saw rain and snow and too much heavy
sun, garage kept, orig., nearly perfect interior, very nice chrome and
paint, very nice vinyl roof,
Very good running 396 big block - acceleration like a late 60's Muscle Car
(or better like the very rare Full Size Muscle Cars, like the 70 Plymouth
Sport Fury GT with the mighty 440 "big block hunter" with 375HP...)
Nevertheless the car rides smooth and quiet -"like ride on air" - the
suspension is not worn out, you really will enjoy that!
If you're searching for one of the last "Land Yacht Survivors" with
outstanding performance - just make an offer above 16.500 Euros...
IT LOOKES, PERFORMES AND RIDES LIKE 2/3 YEARS OLD - NOT 41 YEARS!! JUST
STEP IN AND SHIFT ON "D" ::::::::: ::: :: :
P.S. If you have a good audio system on your PC; turn the subwoofer UP the
last 30 seconds of the video... then you can hear the deep sound coming up
from the crankcase of the old cast iron big block motör... ;-))
1969 Chevrolet Caprice Kingswood Wagon Drag Racing Barona Drag Strip 11-17-2012
This1969 Chevrolet Caprice Kingswood Wagon Drag Racing Barona Drag Strip
Watch as the times get better and better with a wheel stand. KING OF THE
TRACK 2012, TEST and TUNE
GAMBLER GRUDGE RACING
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2012
ALL CARS WELCOME!
If you can drive it....YOU CAN RACE IT!!!
King of the Track WALLY will be up for grabs this Saturday!
Winner of King of the Track will also receive FREE tech cards for the
ENTIRE 2013 Race Season at Barona 1/8 Mile Drags! The 1969 Caprice and
other full-sized Chevrolets were restyled with crisper body lines and front
bumpers that wrapped around the grille (again with optional concealed
headlights, for which headlight washers could be added as a new "one year
only" option) along with ventless front windows on all models. The 119-inch
(3,023 mm) wheelbase, inner bodyshell and framework were carried over from
the 1965 model -- along with the rooflines of pillared four-door sedans
(which were offered in lesser Impala, Bel Air and Biscayne series, but not
on Caprices, which continued only in two- and four-door hardtop choices
only). The station wagon was renamed the Kingswood Estate, but continued to
use exterior wood grain trim along with exterior and interior trim shared
with Caprice sedans and coupes. Inside, front seat headrests were now
standard equipment due to a federal safety mandate and the ignition switch
moved from the dashboard to the steering column and doubled as a lock for
the steering wheel when the key was removed, a Federal mandate that took
effect with the 1970 models but introduced a year earlier on all General
Motors cars except the Corvair.
The 1969 Caprice also offered a new GM-designed variable-ratio power
steering unit as optional equipment along with a seldom-ordered "Liquid
Tire Chain" option, which was a vacuum activated button that would spray
ice melt on the rear tires (UPC option code is "V75"). The standard engine
was enlarged to a 235 hp (175 kW) 327 cu in (5.4 L) V8 with optional engine
choices including a new 350 cu in (5.7 L) turbo Fire V8 rated at 255 and 300 hp (220 kW), a
265 hp (198 kW) 396 cu in (6.5 L) cubic-inch turbo Jet V8, and 427 cu in (7.0 L) cubic-inch turbo Jet V8s rated at 335 and 390 hp (291
kW). All V8 engines were now available with the three-speed turbo Hydramatic transmission for the first time
though the two-speed Powerglide was still offered with the 327 and 350 V8s.
The 1970 Caprice received a minor facelift featuring a more conventional
under the grille bumper replacing the wrap-around unit used in 1969 along
with new triple vertical taillights in the rear bumper. Power front disc
brakes and fiberglass-belted tires on 15-inch (380 mm) wheels were made
standard equipment along with a larger 250 hp (186 kW) 350 cubic-inch turbo Fire V8. Optional V8s included a 300
hp (220 kW) 350 and a new 265 hp (198 kW) 400 cu in (6.6 L) turbo Fire V8. At the top of the engine roster,
the big block 427 was replaced by a new (longer stroke) 454 cu in (7.4 L)
turbo Jet V8 offered in power ratings of
345 hp (257 kW) and 390 hp (290 kW). Both the 250- and 265 hp (198 kW) turbo Fire engines were designed to use
regular gasoline while the 300 hp (220 kW) 350 turbo Fire and both 454 turbo Jet engines required premium fuel. A
three-speed manual transmission with column shift was standard equipment as
in previous years but the floor-mounted four-speed manual with Hurst
shifter was dropped from the option list for 1970 as were the Strato bucket
seats and center console previously offered on coupes. Automatic
transmission options included the two-speed Powerglide on 350 V8s and turbo Hydramatic with all engines.
Brooklyn RC Drag Racing
Large scale RC drag racing, 1/4 scale dragsters, funny cars and pro stocks.
5th scale FG Modelsport and HPI Baja's
1969 Chevrolet Caprice STK # 1012
This Chevrolet Caprice rolled into the world in 1969. Painted in a nice
blue hue with a new custom blue interior, sets this car apart from all
others. With only 64,534 miles on this number matching Caprice it will not
last long. Under the hood is a 350ci 270hp V8 backed up by an automatic
transmission. In the cabin you will find cold 134 air conditioning, cloth
interior, power steering, power brakes and AM/FM/CD radio. Chevy rally
wheels and radial tires glide this Caprice down the road. If you would like
more details give us a call today at toll free (866) 542-8392 or (704)
598-2130. We also welcome visitors to our Charlotte, NC showroom every day.
96 Caprice on Forgi 26's & 96 Impala SS on DUB 28's, GAMECOCKS Stadium - 1080p HD
Probably seen these 2 bubbles together in several videos haha. But this is
a new video, of my 1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic on 26" Forgiatos, brushed
wheels and my home's 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS on 28" DUB Swagger Wheels
(WHICH ARE FOR SALE, 5x5 & 5x4.75 bolt pattern, 275/25/28 tires, $3500).
Both bubbles fully customized in their own way... My BC/CC paint job, and
his HOK Kameleon paint job, my leather/croc seats and his leather/suede
seats! Both us tucking our wheels in the back, sitting PROPER. A lot more
to list. At the William Brice stadium in Columbia, SC, because we rep the
The HEAVY CHEVY - 2500hp TT Impala SS
Rick Wetherbee's 2500hp Impala SS drag car was one of the most unique cars
we saw run in the RADIAL VS THE WORLD radial class at Lights Out V in
Georgia. This car likely won't be taking home the quickest E/T in the
class, but DAMN it's movie down the track!
This wicked Impala is running a 540ci motor with twin 91mm turbos and a Power Glide, watch one of his shake
down passes at Lights Out V