1965 Chevrolet Caprice 4 door hardtop, 396 V8 with 2 speed powerglide auto transmission. Motor has less than 1000 miles on complete rebuild, receipts on file.Engine code is LB (325hp w/Holley PG), still retains original and correct Holley 4160 four barrel carb. This is the original motor for this car, last 6 numbers of car’s VIN are also stamped on engine block. Powerglide transmission is original equipment as well.Other features:- 12 bolt posi rear differential, 3.08:1 ratio – has rare and correct 396 metal fan shroud – new brakes (drum), dual master cyl.- new Bilstein shocks (4)- new aluminum radiator – has original single exhaust system, muffler new- tilt/tele column added, correct collars- correct working 6k tach and SS gauges added – correct am-fm radio, works – has new repro padded dash, actual dash pad, not cheap plastic overlay- cloth seat inserts replaced using correct NOS fabric, not including rear seat bottom half.- headliner, door panels, carpet are original (front half of carpet new)- paint is original mist blue lacquer (code D), frame, floors, trunk all solid, possible pinhole rust at one rear wheel opening, see photos – new front and rear wheel bearings, idler arm, center-link, control arm bushings- new Cooper Cobra 15” radials on 7” GM rally wheels – new HEI distributor, iridium plugs- 3 point seat belts for front seat – car was delivered new to Price Chevrolet-Buick in Deer Lodge, MT in March of 1965, original owners manual and protecto-plate booklet still in glovebox. Pretty sure it has spent its entire life in Montana. I’ve owned it since 2016. Odometer showing just under 90k miles now.
Car runs and drives, 80 mph cruise speed on interstate, lights, blinkers, wipers, heater (new core), cigarette lighter, horn all work. Original 14” steel wheels and correct Caprice wheel covers go with it. All windows roll up and down correctly, all doors open/close and lock correctly, windshield has a crack on passenger side.Rear package tray cardboard probably needs replaced.
This is a nice example of a first year Caprice. Pretty sound mechanically, really would benefit from a new base/clear paint job, dual exhaust would help too.
Winning bidder responsible for all shipping costs. I can definitely help make sure the shipping process goes smooth on this end. Or, fly to the Missoula International Airport and drive it home. Clean Montana title in my name.If any additional info is needed, just ask.Car is probably worth more in parts than where the opening bid is set.
Note* Forgot to mention earlier that the 396 in this Caprice is currently running a set of “802” cylinder heads from a 1967 Impala 396. They were completely rebuilt and are set up to burn unleaded gasoline. The original to car “206” cylinder heads with matching and correct date codes are included with the car. They have not been rebuilt.It is widely accepted that the “802” head does flow slightly better than the “206” due to its improved design.
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Location: Missoula, Montana, United States