1973 CHEVROLET CAPRICE CONVERTIBLE
3,798 ORIGINAL MILES WITH ORIGINAL WINDOW STICKER
Coopers Classic Cars have very proudly and carefully imported this top of the line Chevy Caprice Classic Convertible which will have you travelling back in time.
Finished in its original yellow paint, white top and tan interior, this is truly an amazing convertible. With just 3798 real miles since new this is an extremely rare and well sought after vehicle in Australia..
It boasts the original 400 cubic inch engine with two barrel carb and cold factory air. The car drives runs and looks new and due to its garage temperatured controlled kept life has all the original cosmetics including the engine.
- Compartment and trunk are in outstanding original condition.
- new white wall radial tires, pristine original spoke hubcaps and the perfect chrome - the photos tell the story.
- Laser straight sheet metal with no rust or body damage
- 400 cubic inch engine with 2BBL carb
- Power Steering
- Power Brakes ,power windows ,power top.
- Original AM/FM Stereo
- Ice Cold Air Conditioning
- Original interior including seat, head liner, & carpet
Comes with original sales brochure.
History of the Chevrolet Caprice
The Caprice began life in 1965 as a luxury trim package for the Impala four-door hardtop sedan, in response to Ford's successful LTD series. This included a stiffer suspension, higher-grade cloth and vinyl seat and door trim (as well as thicker, higher-grade carpeting), walnut trim on the dashboard and door panels, pull straps on the doors, extra convenience lights, special full wheel covers and a vinyl top.
The package was very well received, and was expanded in 1966 to include a two-door hardtop and a station wagon. A V8 engine was installed in every Caprice. While features such as an automatic transmission, power steering, white sidewall tires, and vinyl top were extra-cost options, virtually every Caprice was sold with them. Also, customers frequently ordered luxury options such as air conditioning, power windows, power seats and stereo radios; several automotive history books noted that a fully-optioned Caprice rivaled the appearance, comfort and convenience of the Cadillac Deville.
As the Caprice became the new top-line full-sized Chevrolet, the Impala (formerly the top model, which also included a Super Sport version) was demoted to second-best, with the Bel Air and Biscayne handling the lower part of the lineup. In 1973, the Caprice was renamed the Caprice Classic and added a convertible that lasted only three model years before it was discontinued after the 1975 model year along with its full-sized B-body ragtop counterparts including the Oldsmobile Delta 88, Buick LeSabre and Pontiac Grand Ville.