If youre looking for the proverbial iron fist in a silk glove, few cars do it better than this 1969 Chevy Caprice. With its numbers-matching 396 inch big block wrapped inside a highly original shell, its a great choice for the Chevy fan that already has all the usual stuff.
For a sleeper like this, code 61 Burnished Brown Metallic is a great choice. Not only is it low-profile, but it looks great today now that brown is back in style. Given a single repaint in the past 44 years, it still looks fresh and bright, with acres of sheetmetal finished with glowing paint that duplicates the original hue exactly. That repaint was purely to freshen the car, as it appears that all the sheetmetal is original and in excellent condition, and since its lived its life down south, you know rust is a non-issue here. All the chrome is likewise excellent, from the heavy front grille and bumper to the rear bumper that frames three pairs of taillights as tradition would dictate. This car also wears a fresh black vinyl top that duplicates the original material exactly and gives the big Caprice a rather formal look that totally works with the fender skirts.
If you need a muscle car with room for six, well, look no further than this Caprice. With bench seats wearing new seat covers, its fresh and clean and offers style thats right out of the latest season of Mad Men. The funky tan cloth looks like it came from your grandmothers house, but if you wanted plain old vinyl, youd buy a garden-variety Camaro or something. No, the upholstery in this top-of-the-line cruiser is so weird its cool and you wont be able to keep people from craning their necks to get a good look inside. As Chevys top luxury machine, it has power windows and locks, factory A/C, a tilt wheel, and an AM/FM radio which certainly makes it easy to enjoy the ride. And youll note that the door panels and dash are original, so you know this car has always been special to someone. Long road trips are this cars specialty given the positively massive trunk that carries a brand new full-sized spare.
So all that luxury stuff is nice, but when you need horsepower, this Caprice definitely delivers. Thats the original, numbers-matching 396 cubic inch V8 under the hood, recently painted bright Chevy Orange, which stands out in the highly original engine bay. It remains entirely stock, so it idles so smoothly you can barely feel it, but when you open all four barrels of that big Rochester up top, this big cruiser will surprise a lot of more performance-oriented machines. Long-tube headers and a recent dual exhaust system give it a muscular rumble that seems appropriate without giving away the secret. Backed by a slick-shifting TH400 3-speed automatic and a robust 12-bolt rear, it certainly has the hardware to support all that power. Factory Rally wheels with 205/75/15 blackwalls definitely help with the sleeper look.
Documented with its original build sheet, this highly unusual and surprisingly quick Caprice draws crowds simply because you dont see them all that often. Not many cars can do it all as well as this one, and I defy you to find more car with more performance for less money anywhere. Call today!