• Stock:

    3187-CHA

  • Engine Size:

    396 V8

  • Transmission Type:

    3 Speed Automatic

  • Body Color:

    Aztec Bronze

  • Miles:

    80,691 (Unknown)

  • Location:

    Charlotte, North Carolina

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RARE HIGHLY OPTIONED, MATCHING #'S L35 396 V8, TH400, A/C, PWR WIN/STEER/BRAKES

This 1966 Chevrolet Caprice coupe reigned supreme with big block power and a long list of luxury options. It's the practical family classic cruiser that's muscle car ready when no one is looking.

Chevy fans know this is something very special. 1966 was the first year for the Caprice coupe. The name was introduced as the top option package for the Impala sedan the previous year, but then it was given its own unique styling as the new king of the full-size Chevys. The roofline is unique to the Caprice, and it looks quite regal. Then again, everything is going to look good on a car this straight. This coupe's maroon metal-flake color is close to its original shade of Aztec Bronze, except this looks nicer in modern times, and a black vinyl top is exactly what you want on a 1960s luxury machine. Being the top-level Chevrolet also meant not skipping out on chrome anywhere. Caprices added brightwork over the Impala up front, and there is no missing those cool taillamps with wraparound bright ribbing. But, as obvious as the luxury is on this Caprice, the callouts on the fenders and SS rally wheels let everyone know that this coupe is meant for more than just cruising.

This dual luxury and performance attitude continues on the loaded interior. The maroon bucket seats are padded for comfort, and there are even provisions for air conditioning. It's got power windows, a steering wheel that tilts, and telescopes to exactly where you want it (another rare option). But there is no mistaking some features on this Caprice. It has the sporty center console with floor-mounted shift, and in front of that the full quad gauge setup – yup these weren't just for Camaros. But the feature that might just be the coolest is the factory optional AM/FM radio that's still ready for your 8-track cartridges.

Big luxury needs a big motor, and those 396 badges on the fender didn't lie. Even better is that beneath the Holley air cleaner and Edelbrock performance intake is this car's original numbers-matching L35 big block. It was advertised 325 hp back when new, and so the improvements are really taking this high into serious muscle car territory. Backed by a slick-shifting TH400 three-speed automatic and a robust 12-bolt rear, it certainly has the hardware to support all that power. But remember, this is a luxury cruiser too, so the dual exhaust has a throaty rumble, but not an overpowering one. Plus, the power steering and power brakes means you can take everyone on ice cream runs without breaking a sweat.

These Caprices were the wealthy man's hot rod, and few came as fully equipped as this one. Don't miss out...call today!!

Features

Defrost, Numbers Matching, Air Conditioning, Heat, Tilt Wheel, Vinyl Interior, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Power Windows, Telescopic Wheel, 8 Track, AM/FM Radio, Seatbelts

Documentation

Drivetrain

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
396 V8
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic
Transmission Spec
TH400
Rear End
12 Bolt

Body

Body Or Basic Color
Aztec Bronze
Body Style
Hardtop
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1966
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Caprice
Miles
80,691 (Unknown)

Interior

Interior Or Basic Color
Burgundy
Seating Type
Bucket
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
Yes

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