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RealRides of WNY - 1966 Caprice

October 5, 2020

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Caprice

While we certainly seem to see plenty of its brethren Biscayne, Bel Air, and Impala models still around, it seems rare to find a 1966 Chevy Caprice out and about on the streets these days. Not sure why. Chevy sold around 181,000 of them in two- and four-door hardtop and station wagon variations. Bigger numbers than the Biscayne (approx. 112,400 produced), but fewer than Bel Air (236,600) and Impala (654,900). But still… where are they all? The Caprice was of course Chevy’s answer to Ford’s LTD, introduced in mid-1965 as an option package for four-door hardtop Impalas (the LTD also offered a two-door in ’65). It became a separate nameplate for MY 1966. We saw this nicely preserved two-door, with a roofline that Chevy told us was “exclusive among all other ’66 cars” (not even another GM car shared this roof profile) last month in Tonawanda.

Jim Corbran, RRofWNY

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