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1966 Chevrolet Caprice
A model all to its own, the 1966 Chevrolet Caprice.

1966 Chevrolet Caprice

In 1966 the Caprice was dropped from the Impala series to become its own line. The Impala was still the biggest seller even though the Caprice was now the most top model. The Caprice was a deluxe Chevrolet with a color accented body striping. It had front fender and deck signatures, wide-ribbed body sills, wrap around rear taillights, special Caprice wheel covers, and more. The interiors contained luxurious cloth in the 4-door sport sedan, the choice between all vinyl or cloth in the 2-door Coupe, and all-vinyl interior in the station wagons.

 

 

1966 Chevrolet Caprice Production Numbers

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Caprice Series 66 - V8
66 39 4 dr Hardtop - 6P $3,063 3,675 lbs See Note:
66 47 2 dr Coupe - 6P $3,000 3,585 lbs
66 45 4 dr Station Wagon - 9P $3,347 4,020 lbs
66 35 4 dr Station Wagon - 6P $3,234 3,970 lbs

Notes: Production figures for the 1966 Caprice was around 181,000. Station wagon production included all models and totaled 167,400.


Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Chevrolet 119 in 213.2 in 79.6 in 62.5 in 62.4 in 7.35 x 14/8.25 x14
Chevrolet Station Wagon 119 in 212.4 in 79.6 in 63.5 in 63.4 in 8.55 x 14

VIN Numbers

Serial Numbers were stamped on a plate on the left front door hinge pillar (center pillar on Corvair). The Fisher Body number plate on the right-hand side of the cowl gives additional information such as the body style number, the production sequence number, the trim (upholstery) number code and the paint number code.
 
First Symbol - Manufacturer
1 = Chevrolet
Second & Third Symbol - Series
01 = Corvair 500 six-cylinder 33 = Chevelle 300 Deluxe/Std. El Camino six-cylinder
05 = Corvair Monza six-cylinder 34 = Chevelle 300 Deluxe/Std. El Camino V-8
07 = Corvair Corsa six-cylinder 35 = Chevelle Malibu/Custom El Camino six-cylinder
11 = Chevy II 100 four-cylinder 36 = Chevelle Malibu/Custom El Camino V-8
R12 = Corvir Forward Control six-cylinder 37 = Chevelle Concours six-cylinder
13 = Chevy II 100 six-cylinder 38 = Chevelle Concours/Super Sport V-8
14 = Chevy II 100 V-8 53 = Biscayne six-cylinder
15 = Chevy II Nova exc. Super Sport six-cylinder 54 = Biscayne V-8
16 = Chevy II Nova exc. Super Sport V-8 55 = Bel Air six cylinder
17 = Chevy II Nova Super Sport 56 = Bel Air V-8
18 = Chevy II Nova Super Sport 63 = Impala six-cylinder
23 = Camaro six-cylinder 64 = Impala V-8
24 = Camaro V-8 66 = Caprice
25 = Deluxe Camaro six-cylinder 67 = Impala Super Sport six-cylinder
26 = Deluxe Camaro V-8 68 = Impala Super Sport V-8
31 = Chevelle 300 six-cylinder 94 = Corvette
32 = Chevelle 300 V-8  
Fourth & Fifth Symbol - Body Style
11 = two-door sedan 39 = four-door hardtop or sport sedan
15 = two-door station wagon 6p 45 = four-door station wagon 9p
17 = two-door hardtop 47 = two-door hardtop
27 = two-door sedan 67 = convertible
35 = four-door station wagon 6p 69 = four-door sedan
37 = two-door hardtop or sport coupe 87 = two-door hardtop
Sixth Symbol - Last Digit Of The Model Year
6 = 1966
Seventh Symbol - Assembly Plant
(A) Atlanta, Georgia (P) Pontiac, Michigan
(B) Baltimore, Maryland (R) Arlington, Texas
(C) Southgate, California (S) St. Louis, Missouri
(D) Doraville, Wisconsin (T) Tarrytown, New York
(F) Flint, Michigan (U) Lordstown, Ohio
(G) Framingham, Massachusetts (W) Willow Run, Michigan
(J) Janesville, Wisconsin (Y) Wilmington, Delaware
(K) Kansas City, Missouri (Z) Fremont, California
(L) Los Angeles, California (1) Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
(N) Norwood, Ohio (2) St. Therese, Quebec, Canada
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Started at 100001

1966 Chevrolet Caprice Options

Description Description
Power Brakes Rear Custom Deluxe Color Matched Seat Belts w/ Front Retractors
Power Steering Four-Way Power Driver Seat
Four Season Comfort Air Conditioning Comfort-Tilt Steering Wheel
Power Rear Antenna Sport-Styled Steering Wheel
Rear Window Defroster Tilt-Telescopic Steering Wheel
Emergency Road Kit Tachometer
Tinted Soft-Ray Glass (all glass) Traffic Hazard Warning System
Tinted Soft-Ray Windshield Set of Five 14 in. Wheels w/ 6JK Rims
Front Bumper Guards Mag-Style Wheel Covers
Rear Bumper Guards Simulated Wire Wheel Covers
Strato-Ease Front Seat Headrests 3-Speed Manual Transmission (column shift)
Heater & Defroster Delete Heavy-Duty 3-Speed Manual Transmission (floor shift)
Tri-Volume Horn Overdrive
Special Instrumentation 4-Speed Manual Transmission (wide-ratio)
Spare Wheel Lock 4-Speed Manual Transmission (close-ratio)
AM/FM Push Button Radio w/ Front Antenna Powerglide Automatic Transmission
AM/FM Push Button Radio w/ Front Antenna & Rear Speaker Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission
AM/FM Push Button Stereo Radio w/ Front Antenna 263-cid/220-hp Turbo-Fire V-8 (L77)
AM Push Button Radio w/ Front Antenna 327-cid/275-hp Turbo-Fire V-8 (L30)
AM Push Button Radio w/ Front Antenna & Rear Speaker 396-cid/325-hp Turbo-Jet V-8 (L35)
Vinyl Roof 427-cid/390-hp Turbo-Jet V-8 (L36)
Front Custom Deluxe Color Matched Seat Belts w/ Front Retractors 427-cid/425-hp Turbo-Jet V-8 (L72)

Engine Codes

Letter Code Engine Horsepower Torque Transmission Carburetor
FA 6-250 155 235 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
FE 6-250 155 235 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
FF 6-250 155 235 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
FK (t) 6-250 155 235 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
FL 6-250 155 235 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
FP (t) 6-250 155 235 Powerglide 1 BC
FR 6-250 155 235 Powerglide 1 BC
FV 6-250 155 235 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
FW 6-250 155 235 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
FX 6-250 155 235 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
FY 6-250 155 235 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
FZ (t) 6-250 155 235 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
GA 8-283 195 285 3-Speed Manual 2 BC
GC 8-283 195 285 4-Speed Manual 2 BC
GF 8-283 195 285 Powerglide 2 BC
GK 8-283 195 285 3-Speed Manual 2 BC
GL 8-283 220 295 Powerglide 4 BC
GP 6-250 155 235 Powerglide 1 BC
GQ 6-250 155 235 Powerglide 1 BC
GR (t) 6-250 155 235 Powerglide 1 BC
GS 8-283 195 285 4-Speed Manual 2 BC
GT 8-283 195 285 Powerglide 2 BC
GW 8-283 220 295 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
GX 8-283 220 295 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
GZ 8-283 220 295 Powerglide 4 BC
HA 8-327 275 355 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
HB 8-327 275 355 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
HC 8-327 275 355 Powerglide 4 BC
HF 8-327 275 355 Powerglide 4 BC
IA 8-396 325 410 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
IB 8-396 325 410 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
IC 8-396 325 410 Powerglide 4 BC
ID 8-427 425 # 460 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
IG 8-396 325 410 Powerglide 4 BC
IH 8-427 390 460 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
II 8-427 390 460 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
IJ 8-427 390 460 Turbo Hydra-Matic 4 BC
IN 8-396 325 410 Turbo Hydra-Matic 4 BC
IO 8-427 425 # 460 Turbo Hydra-Matic 4 BC
IV 8-396 325 410 Turbo Hydra-Matic 4 BC

Notes:
  • # Special High Performance
  • (t) Taxi

Transmission Codes

Transmission Location
3-Speed Manual Stamped on rear face of upper right corner
4-Speed Manual On the top right flat of the case assembly
3 & 4-Speed (Corvair) Stamped on boss on lower left side of case just below side cover, on the flat on the top of the transmission assembly.
Turbo Hydra-Matic Right hand vertical suface of transmission case
Powerglide (Corvair) On top of the case in the rear at 11 o'clock.
Powerglide Stamped on the bottom of oil pan, immediately behind right hand machining lug with the bottom of the sticker parallel to mold flash, stamped on right side of transmission oil pan

Plant and Type Designation Prefix Plant Transmission Type
N Muncie 4-Speed
W Warner Gear 3 and 4-Speed
P Muncie 4-Speed
R Saginaw 4-Speed
S Saginaw 3-Speed
M Muncie 3-Speed, Overdrive*
C Cleveland Powerglide
T Toledo Powerglide
CA Hydra-Matic 3-Speed, Automatic Turbo Hydra-Matic
D Saginaw Overdrive
K McKinnon 3-Speed
E McKinnon Powerglide
O Saginaw Overdrive
X Cleveland Turbo Hydra-Matic 350
B Cleveland Turbo Hydra-Matic 350
Y Toledo Turbo Hydra-Matic 350
A Cleveland 2-Speed, Manual Powerglide
 
*Overdrive distinguished from 3-Speed by physical appearance only. The above transmissions (exc. Warner Gear) will carry a production code number such as: C1116N (C = Cleveland Powerglide, 11 = November, 16 = 16th, N = Night Shift). The Warner Gear transmissions will carry a production code number such as: WG1031 (W = Warner Gear 4-Spd., G = July, 10 = 10th, 7 = 1967, 1 = First Shift).


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Axle Codes

Location Of Axle Codes: Stamped on differential carrier (along with date of manufacture) or on the axle tube near carrier.
Codes - Non-Locking Codes - Locking Ratio
WP EQ, ER 2.73 (std. lining)
  ES 2.73 (metallic lining)
DA, GQ DG, GR 3.08 (std. lining)
DT, GS DU, GT 3.08 (metallic lining)
DB DI, GU 3.36 (std. lining)
DX, GV DY, GW 3.36 (metallic lining)
DC, DQ, EO, GP DJ, DK, GX 3.55 (std. lining)
DZ, EB, GY EA, EC, GZ 3.55 (metallic lining)
DD, EU, GI DH, GJ 3.31 (std. lining)
DV, GN DW, GO 3.31 (metallic lining)
EM, EN. GA DF, GF 3.07 (std. lining)
DR, GG, GL DS 3.07 (metallic lining)
EK, EX DL, EY 3.70 (std. lining)
ED, EZ EE, EW 3.70 (metallic lining)
EL DM 3.73 (std. lining)
EF EG 3.73 (metallic lining)
  DN 4.10 (std. lining)
EH   4.10 (metallic lining)
  DO 4.56 (std. lining)
EI   4.56 (metallic lining)
  DP 4.88 (std. lining)
EJ   4.88 (metallic lining)
 
Manufacturer Identity
B - Buick C - Chevrolet Buffalo
O - Oldsmobile K - GM of Canada, St. Catharines
P - Pontiac M - GM of Canada
G - Chevrolet Gear & Axle  

Paint Codes - Exterior Colors

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

A - Tuxedo Black
Lucite® Code - 88
Dulux® Code - 93-005

M - Aztec Bronze
Lucite® Code - 4707LM
Dulux® Code - 181-97592M

C - Ermine White
Lucite® Code - 4024L
Dulux® Code - 93-93774

N - Madeira Maroon
Lucite® Code - 4624LH
Dulux® Code - 181-97213M

D - Mist Blue
Lucite® Code - 4630L
Dulux® Code - 181-972219

R - Regal Red
Lucite® Code - 4625LH
Dulux® Code - 93-97540H

E - Danube Blue
Lucite® Code - 4631L
Dulux® Code - 181-97220

T - Sandlewood Tan
Lucite® Code -4706L
Dulux® Code - 181-97591
F - Marina Blue
Lucite® Code - 4704L
Dulux® Code - 181-97589

V - Cameo Beige
Lucite® Code - 4401L
Dulux® Code - 93-96261

H - Willow Green
Lucite® Code - 4633L
Dulux® Code - 181-97223

W - Chateau Slate
Lucite® Code - 4708L
Dulux® Code - 181-97593

K - Artesian Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 4628L
Dulux® Code - 181-97217

Y - Lemonwood Yellow
Lucite® Code - 4709L
Dulux® Code - 93-97594

L - Tropic Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 4703L
Dulux® Code - 181-97561H
 
NOTES:The first letter of a two-letter paint code identifies the body color. The second letter identifies the roof color. (For example, the combination VC on a Chevrolet would indicate the body finished in Cameo Beige and the roof area in Ermine White.) General Motors paint code plate for all models except Corvair and Corvette is located under the hood at the top of the firewall on the left or right of the upper shroud. Corvair paint code plate is on the left rear wheel housing. Corvette paint code plate is under the dash, below the glove compartment.
 

Paint Codes - Interior Colors

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

Light Fawn
Lucite® Code - 9170L (semi-gloss)

Medium Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 4628L (semi-gloss)

Medium Fawn
Lucite® Code - 9274LH (semi-gloss)

Dark Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 9273LH (semi-gloss)

Dark Fawn
Lucite® Code - 9275L (semi-gloss)

Dark Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 9287LH (flat)

Dark Fawn
Lucite® Code - 9288LH (flat)

Medium Blue
Lucite® Code - 4630L (semi-gloss)

Medium Saddle
Lucite® Code - 9278 (semi-gloss)

Dark Blue
Lucite® Code - 9284LH (flat)

Dark Saddle
Lucite® Code - 9279LH (semi-gloss)

Medium Bright Blue
Lucite® Code - 9271LH (semi-gloss)

Dark Saddle
Lucite® Code - 9291LH (flat)

Dark Bright Blue
Lucite® Code - 9272LH (semi-gloss)

Medium Bronze
Lucite® Code - 9276LH (semi-gloss)
Dark Bright Blue
Lucite® Code - 9286LH (flat)
Medium Bronze
Lucite® Code - 9289LH (flat)
Medium Red
Lucite® Code - 4625LH (semi-gloss)
Dark Bronze
Lucite® Code - 9277LH (semi-gloss)
Dark Red
Lucite® Code - 9181LM (semi-gloss)
Dark Bronze
Lucite® Code - 9290LH (flat)
Dark Red
Lucite® Code - 9201LM (flat)

Medium Green
Lucite® Code - 4633L (semi-gloss)

Black
Lucite® Code - 88 (semi-gloss)
Dark Green
Lucite® Code - 9292LH (flat)

Black
Lucite® Code - 4428L (flat)

NOTE: Unpolished LUCITE® will generally produce a gloss comparable to original interior semi-gloss finishes. If lower gloss is required, use DuPont #4528 flattening compound to reduce gloss.

 

Trunk Colors (spatter finish)

Gray Black 389-259

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