1966 CHEVROLET CAPRICE COUPE - NOT AN OPTION ANYMORE
This is the first full season for the Chevy Caprice, the top Chevy model.
Impala use to be the Chevy king but now comes this luxury/sporty Caprice.
However, the first Caprice model in 1965 was a $200 option package of the
Chevy Impala. So, in 1966 the Caprice was it's own brand in the Chevy
hierarchy. Healthy sales this year for the Caprice sold 181,000 units.
Actually, all Chevy models did well this year. Full size low-end Biscaynes
sold 122,000, next up Bel Air sold 236,000, regular Impalas sold 654,000.
Impala SS 119,000. So, we are talking about 1,312,000 full size Chevys
sold this year! This first year Caprice coupe sold for around $3,000
compared to the low-end Biscayne sedan two door - no coupe with this model,
sold for $2,484. Just look at this beautiful machine. The perfect
symetrical lines that show off sportiness and luxury at the same time.
From the handsome grille forshadowing the 327 cid turbo engine to that pristine and inviting
interior with the sporty instrument panel and wood grain console, to that
grain textured vinyl roof, and the horizontal tail lights, this Caprice
has it all. This is a good color for this Chevy. I hope you agree that
this is a great looking car. In four short years come the pure
luxury/sporty Monte Carlo. Thanks very much for viewing this '66 Chevy
Caprice, it's first year issue, and not an option anymore..
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.
John Storie's 78 Trans Am drag racing at Greer S.C.
John Storie's 78 Trans Am, shakedown run at Greer Dragway, South Carlina.
Car is Sponsored by TransamPartsandMore.com. Attention Pontiac Fans, try to
overlook the Pro Car we were paired with. This is the first run on our
bracket motor, Pontiac 400, stock stroke, stock rods stock bore, no NOS.
More to come. Thanks to all our friends and family for the support. This
car was built in 6 weeks with the help of my friends at Mountain Automotive
and Performance, Swannanoa North Carolina. Special thanks to Garry Ramsey
and Brent Burnette. The Nitrous motor
will be ready soon, that is the 1/4 mile motor, and we are still looking
for sponsors, lord willing the car should run in the 9's on the 1/4 tracks.
Anyone interested please email me at email@example.com. Thanks Again, John
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Chevrolet Caprice Classic Landau Coupe 1978 (3)
My dad bought this 78 Chevrolet caprice landau coupe in 1979 when it was 13
months old. Beginning this year whe gave it a good inspection including new
tyres. A new APK and drove it on a nice day after 22 years of parking in
the garage. The tours on a nice sunday together with my dad are priceless.
He is now 82 and this Chevy is still his pride. This one stays in the
family for good.