Chevy Boys/Gals Take Notice!

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  1. Stringbanger

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    I was at lunch yesterday, and next door to the restaurant was this Caprice. It has the 396 cu. in., and they are asking 26,995.

    Black interior, automatic trans. Looked very clean to me. I like the 1966 body style.

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    That's very cool. My stepbrother had an old Impala from that era - man it was a great car. That's a heck of a lot of money though - is that what they go for? I really have no idea.
     
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    Yeah, if they are cherry like this one. Plus, late ‘60s Chevys are in demand.
     
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    Yeah, I just ended up going on an internet excursion myself to see how much they go for. It's not a bad price. Started looking at other old cool cars I'd like to own - I've always wanted a '60 - '65 Ford Ranchero for some reason.
     
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    Car/pick up? Na, plus it’s a Ford. This is a Chevy thread!:D
     
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    I'm old enough to know that those old boats NEEDED a big block just to shuffle around! Great source for great big engines to stuff in smaller cars!
     
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    The 396 is a good motor and it even has red line tires too !
     
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    Things it has going for it....

    Caprice, not a plain Impala, so it is dressed up a little more.
    Not a Super Sport.
    TH400 automatic
    396/325 turbojet option motor

    Only thing is to pull up carpet and trunk liner to see if there is any rust damage. Otherwise that combo 396 2 door is probably appropriately priced.
     
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    My Mom had one back in the day. Got stolen but recovered, said she felt violated and couldn't drive it anymore so Pop sold it to a buddy of mine who turned it into a Lowrider. Bought her a 69 Buick Wildcat GS. I bought that one off her. Loved my 68 Camaro but the Buick was much better at the drive in movies.
     
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    Awesome. It’s like a trip down memory lane. That color combo is nice. My Mom had a 1969 Ford Galaxie 500 in that same color combo.
     
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    I drive a 2002 Ford F-150. It’s got a V6 and a manual transmission the way God intended. I’m not brand loyal and I’m not a brand hater. I also drive a 2009 Nissan Versa. My wife has a Dodge Journey. You can stop me at any time. I used to own a 72 Chevelle with a 350/350. That was fun.
     
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    Nice! I liked the '65 better with the six taillights, but that's just me... ;)
     
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    Cool car, a friend had one the same color but it was a 65 impala 2 door super sports.
    Really comfortable to ride in.
     
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    I had a 66 Impala back in 1970, not the Caprice model, but it did have the 396 with a 4 speed. That car hauled A$$. They were pretty popular back then, especially with thieves. Mine got stolen twice, even with an alarm. Both times, it was recovered in a day or two with the battery gone. 27K, WOW !!!
     
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    Yeah, it has all of the options that make it pretty desirable, but probably the ugliest Chevy Impala of that era IMO. I liked the '61 or '62 bubble top with the 348 or 409 much more. The '67 was pretty sweet looking too. If $26K is the going price ... umm ... that is crazy to me.
     
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    I've always thought if Chevy could integrate modern safety and comfort features in the old designs from the 50s and 60s, they would basically be printing money. Those old cars look so classy.
     
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    Nice. ‘68s are my favorite.
     
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    I don't like the formal top, and I don't like a padded vinyl top. I agree, '65 or '67 fast hardtop is a way better look.

    What suspension code does this have? If this is the stock suspension, this thing won't handle very well.

    You may have to upgrade the brakes to really use the output. Then you can put a shift kit in the automatic.

    Please don't forget, this structure is basically the same thing as a '64 Impala with a 6. (which I had one of). My sense is, the structure is kinda sketchy. I would not assign attributes to this '66 it doesn't have.
     
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    I still want to put a 400 Ford engine in a freaking Miata . It must have a clutch . Don't care if it's a transmission or a transaxle , either will do just fine .
     
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    I was an aspiring license holder back then and though I was driving in 1965 it wasn’t legal or very close. I really liked the ‘61-62 but thought the ‘65-66 was a real pretty new design. I’m talking just looks as all I could afford once I was truly legal was a stripper ‘59, but boy did I love that machine.
     
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