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1968 Chevrolet Caprice
The '68 Caprice

1968 Chevrolet Caprice

Considered top of the line for full-sized Chevrolet's, the Caprice came in 4 different body types including a station wagon. Caprice sales climbed as 115,500 were produced for the year. Standard engine on the Caprice included a 307 cubic inch V8 and a Rochester 7028101 two-barrel carburetor.

 

 

 

 

1968 Chevrolet Caprice Specifications

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Caprice Series 66 - V-8
66 39 4 dr Hadtop Sedan - 6P $3,271 3,754 lbs See Notes
66 47 2 dr Formal Top Coupe - 6P $3,219 3,646 lbs
66 45 4 dr Station Wagon - 9P $3,570 4,062 lbs
66 35 2 dr Station Wagon - 6P $3,458 4,003 lbs

Notes: Production figures for the 1968 Caprice was around 115,500. Station wagon production included all models and totaled 167,900.

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Chevrolet 119 in 215 in 80 in 62.5 in 62.4 in 8.25 x 14
Chevrolet Station Wagon 119 in 214 in 80 in 62.5 in 62.4 in 8.55 x14

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. Also the serial number was on the top of the dash, left side, visible thru windshield.
First Symbol - Manufacturer
1 = Chevrolet
Second & Third Symbol - Series
01 = Corvair 500 six-cylinder 33 = Chevelle 300 Deluxe/Std. El Camino/Custom Nomad six-cylinder
05 = Corvair Monza six-cylinder 34 = Chevelle 300 Deluxe/Std. El Camino/Custom Nomad V-8
07 = Corvair Corsa six-cylinder 35 = Chevelle Malibu/Custom El Camino six-cylinder
11 = Chevy II four-cylinder 36 = Chevelle Malibu/Custom El Camino V-8
R12 = Corvir Forward Control six-cylinder 37 = Chevelle Concours six-cylinder
13 = Chevy II Nova six-cylinder 38 = Chevelle Concours/Super Sport/El Camino SS V-8
14 = Chevy II Nova 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 67 = Impala Super Sport six-cylinder
26 = Deluxe Camaro 68 = Impala Super Sport V-8
31 = Chevelle 300/Std. Nomad six-cylinder 94 = Corvette
32 = Chevelle 300/Std. Nomad 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
8 = 1968
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
 

1968 Chevrolet Engine Options

Location Of Engine Code: 6-Cyl. Corvair-- Stamped on top of the block ahead of generator oil filter adapter. 6-Cyl-- Stamped on a pad behind the distributor on right side of block. 8-Cyl-- Stamped on the block in front of the right hand cylinder head.

Letter Code Engine Horsepower Torque Transmission Carburetor
CA 6-250 155 235 Manual 3-Speed 1 BC
CB (t) 6-250 155 235 Manual 3-Speed 1 BC
CC 6-250 155 235 Manual 3-Speed 1 BC
CJ 6-250 155 235 Manual 3-Speed 1 BC
CK 6-250 155 235 Manual 3-Speed 1 BC
CL (t) (p) 6-250 155 235 Powerglide 1 BC
CM 6-250 155 235 Manual 3-Speed 1 BC
CN 6-250 155 235 Manual 3-Speed 1 BC
CQ 6-250 155 235 Powerglide 1 BC
CR 6-250 155 235 Powerglide 1 BC
CS (p) 6-250 155 235 Manual 3-Speed 1 BC
CT(p) 6-250 155 235 Powerglide 1 BC
DH 8-307 200 300 Powerglide 2 BC
DK 8-307 200 300 Turbo Hydra-Matic 2 BC
DO 8-307 200 300 Manual 3-Speed 2 BC
DP 8-307 200 300 Manual 4-Speed 2 BC
DQ 8-307 200 300 Manual 3 & 4-Speed 2 BC
DR 8-307 200 300 Powerglide 2 BC
DS 8-307 200 300 Turbo Hydra-Matic 2 BC
HA 8-327 275 355 Manual 3 & 4-Speed 4 BC
HB 8-327 275 355 Manual 3 & 4-Speed 4 BC
HC 8-327 275 355 Powerglide 4 BC
HF 8-327 275 355 Turbo Hydra-Matic 4 BC
HG 8-327 275 355 Powerglide 4 BC
HH 8-327 275 355 Powerglide 4 BC
HK 8-327 275 355 Powerglide 4 BC
HI 8-327 250 355 Manual 3 & 4-Speed 4 BC
HJ 8-327 250 355 Powerglide 4 BC
HL 8-327 250 355 Manual 3 & 4-Speed 4 BC
HM 8-327 250 355 Turbo Hydra-Matic 4 BC
HN 8-327 250 355 Powerglide 4 BC
IA 8-396 325 410 Manual 3 & 4-Speed 4 BC
IB 8-427 385 460 Turbo Hydra-Matic 4 BC
IC 8-427 385 460 Manual 4 BC
ID 8-427 425 # 460 Manual 3 & 4-Speed 4 BC
IE 8-427 385 460 Manual 3 & 4-Speed 4 BC
IF 8-396 325 410 Heavy-Duty Manual 4 BC
IG 8-396 325 410 Powerglide 4 BC
IV 8-396 325 410 Turbo Hydra-Matic 4 BC
IH 8-427 385 460 Manual 3 & 4-Speed 4 BC
IJ 8-427 385 460 Turbo Hydra-Matic 4 BC
IK 8-396 325 410 Manual 4 BC
IN 8-396 325 410 Powerglide 4 BC
IO 8-427 425 # 460 Manual 3 & 4-Speed 4 BC
IS 8-427 385 460 Turbo Hydra-Matic 4 BC

Notes:

  • # Special High Performance
  • (p) Police
  • (t) Taxi

1968 Chevrolet Caprice Options

Description Description
Dual Stage Air Cleaner Power Steering
Four Season Air Conditioning Power Tailgate Window
Comfort-On automatic Temperature Control Air Conditioning Power Windows
Positraction Rear Axle Heavy-Duty Radiator
Station Wagon Load Area Carpeting Push-Button AM Radio w/ Antenna
Heavy-Duty Chassis Equipment Push-Button AM/FM Radio w/ Antenna
Electric Clock AM/FM Radio & Stereo Tape System w/ Four Speakers
Heavy-Duty Clutch Vinyl Top
Rear Window Defroster Cloth Strato-Back Seats
Turbo-Fire "327" - 250-hp Strato-Back Bucket Seats
Turbo-Fire "327" - 275-hp Superlift Shock Absorbers
Turbo-Jet "396" - 325-hp Superlift Shock Absorbers w/ Automatic Level Control
Turbo-Jet "427" - 385-hp Cruise Master Speed Control
Turbo-Jet "427" - 425-hp Rear Fender Skirts
Dual Exhaust Speed Warning Indicator
Tinted Windshield Deluxe Steering Wheel
Tinted Windows (all glass) Comfort-Tilt Steering Wheel
Retractable Headlights (Caprice) Sport Steering Wheel
Headrests Front & Rear Special Purpose Suspension
Special Instrumentation (ammeter, oil press., temp., tach., clock) Overdrive
Remote Control Left Outside Rearview Mirror Powerglide Transmission
Rooftop Luggage Rack (fixed) 4-Speed Manual Transmission (close-ratio)
Rooftop Luggage Rack (adjustable) Heavy-Duty 4-Speed Manual Transmission (close-ratio)
Power Rear Antenna 4-Speed Manual Transmission (wide-ratio)
Power Drum Brakes Turbo Hydra-Matic Transmission
Power Disc Brakes (includes 15-inch wheels, tires, hubs) All Vinyl Interior Trim
Power Door Lock System Wheel Covers (standard)
Six-Way Power Seat Mag-Style Wheel Covers
Four-Way Power Seat Rallye Wheels
Appearance Guard Group Convenience Operating Group
Auxiliary Lighting Group Decor Group
Impala SS 427 Option Impala Super Sport Option

Transmission Codes

Transmission Location
Powerglide (Corvair) On top of the case in the rear at 11 o'clock.
Powerglide Passenger (exc. Corvair) Immediately behind right hand machining lug with the bottom of the sticker parallel to mold flash.
Powerglide All models stamped on the right side of transmission oil pan.
Turbo Hydra-Matic Right hand vertical surface of transmission case
3-Speed Corvair and fully synchronized Passenger (exc. Warner Gear) transmissions stamped on square boss on left side below and rear of cover
4-Speed Passenger models (exc. Corvair) stamped on right side of case ahead of the extension.
4-Speed (Corvair) Stamped on boss on lower left side of case just below side cover.
 
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).

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
DA, GQ DG, GR 3.08
DB, EU DI, GU 3.36
DC, DQ, EO, GP DJ, DK, GV, GX 3.55
DD, DE, GI DH, GH, GJ 3.31
EM, EN, GA, GS DF, GF, GT, GW 3.07
EK, EX DL, EY 3.70
EL DM 3.73
  DN 4.10
  DO 4.56
  DP 4.88
DZ, EP, EZ, GK DX, DY, EQ, GM 2.73
EA, FT ED, FV, FW, FX 2.56
FD FE 2.29
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 - 88L
Dulux® Code - 93-005

L - Teal Blue (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 4893L
Dulux® Code - 4893D

C - Ermine White
Lucite® Code - 4024L
Dulux® Code - 93-37774

N - Cordovan Maroon (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 4915LH
Dulux® Code - 4915DM

D - Grotto Blue (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 4892L
Dulux® Code - 4892D

P - Seafrost Green (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 4897L
Dulux® Code - 4897D

E - Fathom Blue (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 4899L
Dulux® Code - 4899D

R - Matador Red
Lucite® Code - 4948LH
Dulux® Code - 4948DH

F - Island Teal (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 4901L
Dulux® Code - 4901D

T - Palomino Ivory
Lucite® Code - 4895L
Dulux® Code - 4895D

G - Ash Gold (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 4896L
Dulux® Code - 4896D

V - Sequoia Green (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 4898L
Dulux® Code - 4898D

H - Grecian Green (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 4902L
Dulux® Code - 4902D

Y - Butternut Yellow
Lucite® Code - 4620L
Dulux® Code - 93-96908

K - Tripoli Turquoise (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 4900L
Dulux® Code - 4900D

 
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 RA on a Chevrolet would indicate the body finished in Matador Red and the roof area in Tuxedo Black.) 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 cross-rail in the engine compartment. Corvette paint code plate is on the instrument panel brace, below the glove compartment.
 

Paint Codes - Interior Colors

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

Medium Gold (metallic) (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9478L

Dark Gray/Green (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 9485L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9457L (flat)

Dark Gold (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 9480L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9456L (flat

Medium Turquoise (metallic) (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9469LH

Dark Turquoise (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 9471LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9454LH (flat)

Midnight Gold (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 9489L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9459L (flat)

Medium Blue (metallic) (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9461LH

Medium Saddle (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9475L

Dark Blue (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 9463LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9452LH (flat)

Dark Saddle (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 9488L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9458L (flat)

Red (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 4688LH

Medium Teal (metallic) (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9465L

Dark Red
Lucite® Code - 9385LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9201LM (flat)

Dark Teal (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 9467LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9453LH (flat)

Black
Lucite® Code - 88L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 4428L (flat)

Medium Gray/Green (metallic) (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9483L

NOTE: Unpolished LUCITE® will generally produce a gloss comparable to original interior semi-gloss finishes. If lower gloss is required, use 1/2 oz. DuPont #4528 flattening compound to a pint of unreduced color.

 

Striping Colors

Striping Colors Station Wagon Wood Grain Touch-Up Colors

Black
Lucite® Code - 88

Dark Tan
Lucite® Code - 9427L

White/Ivory
Lucite® Code - 4024L

Light Tan
Lucite® Code - 9548L

 

Trunk Colors (spatter finish)

Black - Gray - Aqua 389 - 259

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