Pillarless Power: 1966 Chevrolet Caprice L35 Four Door Hardtop 15K Original Miles- $22,000

Nov 2019 | Free For All Friday

While Chevrolet’s 396 cubic inch big block V8 “Turbo Jet” receives much fan-fare when found in late sixties Corvettes and Chevelles, put tend to forget Chevy also offered a 325 horsepower L35 version in its full-size Caprice like the 15K original time capsule just listed here on Craigslist in Ford City, Pennsylvania where the current caretaker is asking $22,000 for their four door hardtop.  Checking the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool for this Caprice confirms the seller has it priced a bit less than halfway between the #1 “Concours” level of $27,200 and the #2 “Excellent” estimate of $18,400. The private seller provided only a few pictures and an equally brief description in their post, so if you are serious about purchasing this Caprice time capsule you start the conversation by e-mailing him here.

Chevrolet first launched the Caprice name in 1965 as a sport sedan trim level, however from 1966 through 1970 it became Chevy’s highest trim level full-size car.  While sedans and wagons shared similar B-Body configurations, the notable difference between the Caprice and Impala two doors was the former’s formal roof line.

This Caprice appears to be 53 year old new car.  At this point, even though its a four door hardtop the next caretaker will likely continue not to drive this car as the true value is in the low mileage.  We like this Caprice because while its a four-door, the pillar-less hardtop styling is just so cool to drive around in with all of the windows lowered so you can hear that Turbo Jet sing its song under acceleration.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s very brief description:

“1966 Chevy Caprice 4 Door 396 Turbo Jet. This car is 100% inside and out original. Car has always been garage kept. You won’t find another one like it with this low of mileage. (15,314).

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