This 1966 Chevrolet Caprice coupe reigns supreme with big block power, a long list of luxury options, and an A/C interior. It’s the practical family classic cruiser that’s also muscle car ready when it’s time to have some real fun.
This first-year Caprice coupe is the start of something very special. Chevy gave the Caprice name to the top full-size sedan in ’65, and it proved so popular that they decided add a unique pillarless coupe the next year – and we all know the hardtops are the coolest coupes to come out of the ‘60s. The roofline is unique to the Caprice, and it looks quite regal. Then again, everything is going to look good on a car with such nice sheetmetal. Plus, the factory-correct Artesian Turquoise paint represents the decade perfectly. Being the top-level Chevrolet also meant not skipping out on chrome anywhere. Caprices added brightwork over the Impala up front, and there’s no missing those cool tail lamps with wraparound bright ribbing. But there’s much more to this coupe than just its complete presentation. The 396 callouts on the fenders and Cragar SS wheels let everyone know that this coupe is meant for more than just cruising.
Inside are all the best ‘60s-style luxury features. It starts with the bucket seats that are padded for extra comfort. This premium button-top presentation is continued on the rear bench, and it all coordinates with the door panels, carpeting, and even the steering wheel to create a full turquoise package. Plus, there’s been a recent investment in places like the headliner and carpet to keep the atmosphere feeling fresh. But as much as this one looks like a tropical ocean on the inside, there are also other great premium touches like the wood paneling on the doors, dash, and console. It’s all part of a period-correct package that includes all your favorite muscle car features like the center console, floor shift, and quad auxiliary gauge package. But as much as this looks a great 1960s machine, you are going hear and feel some great modern upgrades. That’s because this has a retro-style AM/FM radio with iPod connection, and there’s modern R134a air conditioning keeping you cool.
One look under the hood, and you know those fender callouts were not lying. You’ve got potent presentation with the bright air topper and the glow of the Edelbrock intake. Plus, add in the Holley four-barrel carburetor and header-fed dual exhaust, and you’ve got a terrific big block powerhouse. Backed by a stout three-speed automatic and a robust 12-bolt rear end, it certainly has the hardware to support all that power. But remember, this is a luxury cruiser, too, so there have been investments in the suspension to keep this one riding correctly. There’s even power steering and power brakes to complete this all-around cruising package.
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