Remember our 1966 Caprice CC? I have been regularly passing it since its CC debut last April, and I have to tell you, the more things change, the more this Caprice stays the same.
Since we last saw it, the only change has been the aired-up tires, which were half-flat back then. One thing that made me stop were the checkered-flag emblems on it. My original photos did not have a clear enough shot, and I wanted to know what this red Caprice was packing under the hood, at least when it left the factory gates.
Well, how about 396 cubic inches of Sixties Chevy goodness? Despite this car’s tired condition, I now know why it has been retained, and not recycled into Milwaukee’s Best beer cans. I imagine the lion’s share of ’66 Caprices had the 327.
It has even appeared on the local craigslist a time or two, but it’s still here.
And it’s still being used as a shed of sorts. Need a hubcap or wheel cover?
I hope this car gets restored someday, as the 1965-66 full-size Chevys were a pretty nice looking set of wheels. As these photos of a lovely 396-equipped white-over-red example on SuperChevy.com show, these cars look great when properly spiffed up! And I LOVE the white interior!