The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Chevrolet Caprice. We make the process of selling your Chevrolet Caprice quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
The Chevrolet Caprice was a full-sized car model, built by Chevrolet between the years of 1965 and 1996. The Caprice belonged the the “E (executive cars)” market segment representing the full-size / executive car class. The early cars are now considered classics. They were offered in body styles of 2/4-door sedan, hardtop sedan, hardtop coupe, convertible, and station wagon. These cars were supplied with one of several engines ranging from 3768 – 7443 cc (230 – 454.2 cui) in displacement. They delivered 104.5 – 317 kW (142 – 431 PS, 140 – 425 hp) of power.
A particularly desirable model is the 1970 Chevrolet Caprice Custom Coupe 350 V-8 Turbo-Fire 250-hp. It came as a 2-door coupe body type that utilized a front engined and rear-wheel drive with a manual 3-speed manual transmission. It had a petrol (gasoline) engine with displacement of 5733 cm3 / 349.8 cubic inches. The advertised power was 186.5 kW / 250 hp / 254 PS (SAE gross) and it produced torque of 468 Nm / 345 lb-ft. Top speed was 185 km/h (115 mph) and it could go from 0-60 mph in just 9.5 seconds or 0-100 km/h in only 10 seconds. The quarter mile drag time (402 m) was 17.3 seconds.
The big block engine of the Caprice could also push a lot of weight. The 1970 Chevrolet Kingswood Estate Wagon 350 V-8 Turbo-Fire 250-hp was a sub-model that made for a perfect vehicle for a large family. This giant station wagon could transport a family with a lot of kids or a small sports team. It was a 5-door wagon body type with RWD (rear-wheel drive) and a manual 3-speed transmission. It had a petrol (gasoline) engine with displacement of 5733 cm3 / 349.8 cui and advertised power of 186.5 kW / 250 hp / 254 PS. It had a top speed of 182 km/h (113 mph), which was plenty fast to drive at highway speeds. The 0-60 mph time was just 10.1 seconds and the 0-100 km/h was 10.7 seconds. Which was amazing, considering the size of the car. Other big block engines were available up to a 454 cu in (7.4 L) Big-Block V8.
Some special editions of the Caprice were made for law enforcement, making them one of the most common US police cars.