In 1966, the Caprice was the top dog for Chevrolet and this example
was ordered with some of the most desirable options such as A/C,
Tilt and Telescoping Steering Wheel, Power Steering, Power Brakes,
4-Way Power seat and Quadraphonic Stereo.
Of Course the optional 396 V8 producing 325HP was ordered as well
and the numbers matching big block is mated to the optional floor
mounted 3-Speed Automatic.
Refinished in its original Aztec Bronze, this Caprice looks great
and has been upgraded with Front Disc Brakes and Torq Thrust Wheels
wrapped in BF Goodrich Red Line Radials.
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About the Caprice:
The Chevrolet Caprice is a full-sized automobile produced for the
1965 to 1996 model years. Full-size Chevrolet sales peaked in 1965
with over a million sold. It was the most popular American car in
the sixties and early seventies, which, during its lifetime,
included the Biscayne, Bel Air, and Impala.
Introduced in mid-1965 as a luxury trim package for the Impala
four-door hardtop, Chevrolet offered a full line of Caprice models
for the 1966 and subsequent model years, including a "formal
hardtop" coupe and an Estate station wagon. The 1971 to 1976 models
are the largest Chevrolets ever built. The downsized 1977 and
restyled 1991 models were awarded Motor Trend Car of the Year.
Production ended in 1996.
The Caprice name was coined by Bob Lund (Chevrolet's General Sales
Manager) after a classy restaurant he frequented in New York City.
Some say the car was named after Caprice Chapman, daughter of auto
executive and influential Indy-car official James P. Chapman.
A Caprice Custom Sedan option package (RPO Z18) was offered on the
1965 Chevrolet Impala 4-door hardtop, adding $200 to the $2,742
price tag. The Caprice option included a heavier frame, suspension
changes, black-accented front grille and rear trim panel with
Caprice nameplate, slender body sill moldings, Fleur-de-lis roof
quarter emblems, color-keyed bodyside stripes and Caprice hood and
dash emblems. Full wheel covers were the same as that year's Super
Sport, but the "SS" emblem in the center of the spinner was
replaced by a Chevy bowtie.
Caprice gained series status for the 1966 model year and was
positioned as the top-line full-size Chevrolet. It included a
four-door hardtop, six- or nine-passenger station wagon, and a
two-door hardtop with a squared-off formal roofline in contrast to
the Impala/SS Sport Coupe's fastback roof styling. All four Caprice
models were marketed as "Caprice Custom."
The Caprice Custom Estate, a new station wagon model with simulated
woodgrain exterior trim was the first Chevrolet with such a design
since its real woodie wagon was offered in 1954. All wagons
included an all-vinyl upholstered two-row bench seat interior with
an optional third rear-facing seat for two. The 283 cu in V8 engine
was standard for Caprice models with the 325HP 396 cu in "Turbo
Jet" V8 optional.
An automatic transmission, power steering, white sidewall tires,
and a vinyl top were extra-cost options. Additionally, air
conditioning, power windows, Cruise-Master speed control, power
seats, and stereo radios were available. The standard transmission
was a Synchro-Mesh three-speed manual, mounted on the steering
column. This transmission remained standard until the spring of
1971, when the Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic became standard.
The 1966 Caprice featured a revised grille and front bumper, and
new rectangular taillights which replaced the Chevrolet-traditional
triple round taillights used on Impalas since 1958, with the
exception of the 1959 model. Lenses and silver trim on Caprices
differed slightly from the other full-sized models. Sedans and
coupe models included luxurious cloth and vinyl bench seats with a
folding center armrest in the rear seat. Optional on both was a
"Strato bench" seat which combined bucket-style seat backs and a
center armrest with a bench cushion for six-passenger seating.
Caprices had unique standard wheel covers, although some of the
optional wheels and wheel covers on full-sized models were
New options included the "Comfortron" air conditioning system where
the driver could set a constant year-round temperature. A
"Tilt/Telescopic" steering wheel option could be adjusted
vertically in six positions, as well as be telescoped further out
from the steering column. Coupes could also be ordered with an
all-vinyl interior featuring Strato bucket seats and center console
with floor shifter, storage compartment, courtesy lighting, and
full instrumentation at the front end of the console that was
integrated with the lower instrument panel.
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