Nine Months Gone: 1969 Chevrolet Caprice 427 – Sold?
May 5, 2022 Update – While this “Classifind” expired recently, given the seller’s past history we suspect may not actually be sold yet. For now, we’re labeling this ride “Sold?” However, we will keep an eye out for an updated listing. In the interim, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
April 1, 2022 Update – No fooling, the seller just replaced their latest expiring ad with a fresh Craigslist listing. For the first time in several months, they also reduced the asking price by $500 from $12,500 to $12,000.
March 9, 2022 Update – After a two-month hiatus, this well-optioned, 427-powered, 1969 Chevrolet Caprice reappeared still for sale by the current caretaker. What started out in July of 2021 as a $17,000 ask is now down to asking $12,500. This latest price moves the car down into the “Fair” to “Good” pricing estimate categories that will likely help this car finally move. In their latest description, however, they do not mention the A/C system and we notice in the underhood picture the compressor is missing.
January 21, 2022 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” unless we come across a similar listing.
December 14, 2021 Update – When we first featured this well-optioned, big-block-powered 1969 Caprice, we thought it would be scooped up pretty quickly. Six months on and we’re still a bit surprised to see the car still looking for a new home. The seller once again replaced an expiring Craigslist ad with a new one. The pictures, description, and recent price change to $15,000 all remain the same.
November 5, 2021 Update – The seller once again replaced an expiring Craigslist ad with a new one. The pictures, description, and recent price change to $15,000 all remain the same.
October 27, 2021 Update – After a brief pause following the expiration of their previous listing, the private seller of this highly optioned 1969 Chevrolet Caprice just lowered their asking price by another two thousand dollars to land at $15,000 currently.
October 14, 2021 Update – While this “Classifind” expired recently, given the seller’s past history we suspect may not actually be sold yet. For now, we’re labeling this ride “Sold?” until we come across a new listing for the car.
September 12, 2021 Update – The private seller just lowered their asking price by one thousand dollars from $17,000 to $16,000.
August 31, 2021 Update – Sometimes we get fooled into assuming that just because a seller deleted their ad quickly, their car sold. This well-optioned 1968 Chevy Impala we first spotted in June is a prime example. After only posting for one week in June, the seller took July and August off before relisting the car using the same pictures, description, and asking price. With a factory 427 big block and a number of highly desirable options, this is a great restoration candidate.
July 3, 2021 Update – We were not surprised at all to see this big block-powered, well-equipped, priced under $20K sell so quickly as the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing in one week. We’re now able to call this one “SOLD!”
Finding a well-optioned, late 1960s vintage Chevrolet Caprice two-door hardtop is no easy feat these days. Finding one factory equipped with a 427 cubic inch big block might be the proverbial needle in a haystack. Finding one checking all of these boxes for under twenty large is nearly impossible, however, they do come along from time to time such as this interesting driver quality example originally listed in June 2021 on Craigslist in Folsom, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) appears to be a nice sleeper street machine build currently offered at $12,500 (the original ask was $17,000). Comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their Caprice priced between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $14,000 and its #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $18,500. Interestingly, the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the asking price falls between this guide’s #2 “Very Good” estimate of $13,450 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $19,650 before adding in a sixty-eight percent premium for the factory-equipped 427, power windows, and air conditioning.
The patina look may be in vogue and perhaps the current caretaker likes the sleeper vibe this Caprice gives off until someone sees the “427” fender tags. With such a nicely optioned piece to make this a powerful yet comfortable full-size cruiser, the seller left money on the table by not restoring and painting the car. We believe there is a lot of potential upside with this ride if the next caretaker restores the body.
Here’s the seller’s current description:
1969 chevy caprice 427 original motor. Older high-performance build. 12 bolt posi. Gearvendors o/d. Asking 12,500, call six one zero – two zero three – seven seven one nine. No text!
Here’s the seller’s original description from June 2021:
“1969 chevy caprice 427. #s matching 427 / turbo 400/ 12 bolt posi. older high-performance build with paperwork runs strong. gear vendors overdrive. nicely optioned p/w, p/l pwr disc brakes. tilt wheel, pwr trunk release, working am /fm stereo. a/c, cruise equipped. asking 17,000. call six one zero – two zero three – seven seven one nine. serious only please. no bullshit text!“
Paint or Patina: what would you do with this highly optioned Caprice? Comment below and let us know!